Scott County

Mrs. Dorothy Hartwig



Leave Here Sunday to Join WAACS

Five young women from Davenport and one from Rock Island will leave Sunday on the Rocket for Des Moines to start their primary training in the WAACS. This is the largest single contingent to leave Davenport for this branch of service since it was opened to recruiting.

The young women, who will leave are: Standing, left to right: Mrs. Dorothy Hartwig, R.R. No 2 daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Hartwig; Miss Anna Marie Ziegler, Rock Island and Mrs. Helyn M. Walker, 131 West Thirteenth street, daughter of Mrs. Edna E. Walker. Mrs. Walker has been employed at the arsenal.

Seated, left to right are, Miss Sylvia Ross, 1317 West Third street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Ross. Miss Ross has been employed at Grants and Miss Irene Geiken, 526 East Sixth street, daughter of Mrs. H. Geiken, Miss Geiken has been employed at the Abraham's Beauty salon.

The sixth member of the contingent, not in the picture, is Miss Florence Dixon, of 1624 Elm street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Dixon of Bloomfield, Ia. Miss Dixon has been employed for the past year in the office of the department of justice in Davenport.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport IA - March 6, 1943 (photo included)


Aux. Dorothy M. Hartwig left for Ames, Ia., to visit her husband after spending a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Hartwig, R.R. No.2, Davenport. She will return to Elgin field, Fla., next Monday. Her husband is Clarence E. Hartwig seaman second class who is enrolled in the navy motor mechanic school at Ames.

Source: The Quad-City Times, Davenport IA - October 18, 1943