Scott County

Sgt. Emily Ireland



LEAVE TO JOIN WACS - Three young women from Davenport and one from Muscatine left Tuesday night for Des Moines to start their basic training with the WAC's. Shown above left to right, they are as follows: Dorothy Gertz, Muscatine; Emily Ireland, 1430 East High street, Ruby Squires, 1208 Perry street and Lolita Mitchell, 205 East Dennison avenue.

Source: The Des Moines Register, April 5, 1944 (group photo included)

Emily Ireland With WACS in California

Pvt. Emily Ireland, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Theodore Moren, 1430 East High street, is a member of a WAC unit which recently left Des Moines for duty with the army in Santa Monica, Calif.

WAC's are now at work with the army on more than 268 posts in all 48 states, the District of Columbia, in Africa, England, Italy, India, New Caledonia and Hawaii.

Source: The Daily Times, June 7, 1944

Sgt. Emily Ireland, Staff Sgt. J. Allen Wed in Atlanta, Ga.

Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Moren, 1430 High Street, Davenport, of the marriage of their daughter, Sgt. Emily L. Ireland of Greenville, S.C. to Staff Sgt. Jerry E. Allen, also of Greenville, S.C.

The vows were spoken Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Central Baptist church in Atlanta, Ga., with the Rev. John F. Mitchell, a former chaplain at the Greenville base, officiating. The couple wore their army uniforms.

The bride was graduated from the Davenport high school and attended the American Institute of Commerce. She has been in the service for about four years and was stationend at Santa Monica, Calif, for two years, and at Louisville, Ky., before being transferred to Greenville nearly two years ago.

Sgt. Allen has been in the service for more than five years, including three years overseas. He has been in the army air force for four years and has been at Greenville for two years as secretary to the base signal officer.

The couple are expected here late in September and will visit for a month at the Moren home before returning to Greenville, where they will go to housekeeping.

Source: The Daily Times, August 14, 1947