Cerro Gordo County

Lt. Catherine Geary


Two Mason City nurses, Catherine Geary and Marjorie Rooney, have been appointed 2nd lieutenants in the army nurses corps and have reported for duty at Camp Carson, Colo., where they will begin a period of army training. Following this they will be assigned to an installation or unit now experiencing a critical shortage of nurses.

Lt. Geary, daughter of Joe Geary, Mason City, has made her home at 19 6th N.E., and has been nursing at the Mercy hospital. She is a graduate of the Mercy hospital school of nursing.

Lt. Rooney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rooney, Dougherty, is also a Mercy hospital graduate and been employed there.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, May 24, 1945 (photos included)