Muscatine County

Rita C. Baker



Miss Baker to Be Senior Typist in Navy Department

Miss Rita Baker, pictured here, has just received word of her appointment as a senior typist in the U.S. Navy department and will report for duty at Washington, D.C. on March 9.

The Muscatine young woman, employed in the old age pension office at the courthouse here, is a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Baker of 423 1-2 Mulberry avenue.

Source: Muscatine Journal News-Tribune, March 2, 1942 (photo included)

ENLISTS IN WAVES -- Miss Rita C. Baker, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Baker of Muscatine, has enlisted in the WAVES and was given her oath last Saturday. She is awaiting a call to report for basic training at Hunter College , New York city, and expects to leave in mid-January.

Miss Baker has been employed the past year as secretary of the district office of the Iowa State Department of Health in Burlington.

Source: Muscatine Journal News-Tribune, December 22, 1943 (photo included)