Scott County

Anne Brooks


Front row: left to right: Lois Raskelly, Madeline Spelletich, Rosemary Schlak, Doris Finck and Betty Schmidt
Second row: Maxine Decker, Mable McNamara, Miriam Money, Ann Brooks, Barbra Bates, Fern Cather and Ensign Lucille Schoenfield
Third row: Mildred Filmer, Margarette Francis, Helen Crum, Sophie Peel, Margraten Goff and Betty Durand

Group of Enlistees in WAVES; Will Go to Hunter College Next Month

Shown above with Ensign Lucille Schoenfield, a recruiting officer, are some of the 36 girls who have enlisted in the WAVES, and received thier physical examinations Wednesday at the Hotel Blackhawk. They were sworn in by Lieut. William Black of Chicago, USN, with the exception of Miss McNamara, who will be sworn in next month when she has her 20th birthday.

Similar examinations are being held today for another group of 35 enlistees, secures during the 30-day campaign being conducted in the tri-cites.

One group of enlistees will leave for Hunter college in New York on Aug. 14; another group on Aug. 2; and still another on Aug. 28.

Source: The Daily Times, July 22, 1943 (photo included)

Sister and Brother In Navy Have Leaves

Miss Ann Brooks, yeoman third class of the WAVES, spent the weekend with her parents, and her half-brother, Harold Daniel, signalman second class, is also spending a 13-day leave with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Daniel, 2319 Carey avenue.

Miss Brooks is stationed at Washington, D.C. and formerly was employed at the Scott county farm bureau. She entered the WAVES Aug 24, 1943 and received her boot training at Hunter college, New York.

Harold Daniel enlisted in the navy in August of 1942 and has been in active duty in the Atlantic for the past nine months.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa, January 5, 1944

Yeoman Brooks Is Visiting Parents

Miss Anne Brooks, who is a yeoman, third class, in the WAVES, is here from Washington, D.C., for a visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dewey E. Daniel of 2319 Carey avenue.

Miss Brooks, who was formerly on the office staff at the Scott county farm bureau, is in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, and will leave for the east Sunday to resume her duties after a seven-day leave. She completed her training at Hunter college in August.

Source: The Daily Times, February 5, 1944 (photo included)

HONOR MASONIC DEAD -- The 26 Davenport Masons and sons of Masons known to have died in the service of their country in World War II were honored at an impressive memorial service at the Masonic temple Sunday afternoon. Shown here is Ann Brooks, the former yeoman in the U.S. navy, placing roses in a basket as the names for the deceased brethern were called. The basket was place on a flag bier, symbolic of the caskets of the fallen war heroes.

The Very Rev. Rowland F. Philbrook, dean of Trinity cathedral, served as chaplain, and Realff Ottesen, past grand master of Iowa masons, as warden for the ritualistic ceremony with Harry M. Nabstedt presided as master. The program was under direction of the Davenport Masonic Fellowship club

There was a vocal solo by Frank Robinson, and trio vocal numbers by Helen Tefft Cassling, Frances Cassling, and Warren Boudinot. The memorial address was given by Dr. Marcus Bach, director of the school of religion at the University of Iowa.

Source: Quad City Times, November 26, 1945 (draped casket photo included)