Black Hawk County

Ensign Jeanne Barnhart



La Porte City Girl Leaves for East to Enter Waves School

La Porte, Ia. -- Miss Guinevere Barnhart, 21, left Waterloo Thursday night for Northampton, Mass, where on Saturday she will start training in an officers school for Waves at Smith college. On completion of the four-moth training she will be commissioned an ensign.

Miss Barnhart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Barnhart, La Porte City, joined the Waves in January. She was graduated from Coe college, Cedar Rapids, Ia, last June and has been teaching music and mathematics in Coggon, Ia. high school.

Her father is a member of the navy and is a recruiter in the Waterloo recruiting office.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, March 12, 1943

Dad Outranked

The tables are turned in the Barnhart family now. C.V. Barnhart, La Porte City, Ia., undertaker and casket salesman, enlisted in the navy last fall and was assigned to recruiting duty at Waterloo. His daughter, Jeanne, joined the WAVES last spring. For 20 years father gave orders to daughter, but now father is a petty officer first class and daughter has been commissioned an ensign.

Source: The Des Moines Register, May 30, 1943 (photo included)