Scott County

 
Jeanette D. Herman

 

Three Local WAVES Serve in Washington

Three Davenport young women who are among the women reservists now on duty with the navy in Washington, D.C. are Fern Helen Cather, yeoman third class, whose husband, Thomas R. Cather, lives at 1924 Virginia Avenue; Maxine Keefer, yeoman third class, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.J.L. Keefer, 1211 Bridge avenue; and Jeanette D. Herman, seaman, first class, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Herman, 2640 Harrison street.

Yeoman Cather reported for duty Sept 13, of this year, and is now stationed in the office of the vice chief of naval operations for air. She enlisted in the navy July 29 of this year and prior to that time she was employed as a secretary.

Yeoman Keefer was assigned to duty at the nation's capital Sept 11 of this year and is serving in the navy department's headquarters there. She enlisted in the navy July 21 of this year and before that time was employed as a stenographer. She was graduated from Davenport high school.

Seaman Herman has been stationed in the bureau of yards and docks since May 3, of this year. She is a graduate of Davenport high school and prior to her entrance into service Feb 4 of this year, worked as a blueprint file clerk.

All young women received their basic training at Hunter college, N.Y.

Source: The Daily Times, October 5, 1943