Appanoose County

Mary Ann Kelly




The first to join the WAVES from Mystic, Ia., is Mary Ann Kelly, daughter of Mrs. Magdalene Kelly. She is a graduate to Mystic High school. Miss Kelly, 23, has two brothers in the navy, John J. Kelly, San Francisco, Cal., and Raymond E Kelly, on shore patrol, Boston, Mass.

Source: The Des Moines Register, March 19, 1943 (photo included)

54 JOIN THE WAVES -- Pictures above and on the left are 17 of the 54 who passed examinations and were sworn into the WAVES late Thursday. They are among the 75 from the Tri-city area who will depart Aug 11 for Hunter college, New York, to start their training.

In the picture are:

Front row, left to right -- Jean Beckwith, Mary Gertrude McGinn, Margaret Blunt (Moline), Gladys Frederick and Jean Lay.
Second row -- Mary Kelly, Twila Tompkins, Florence Norton, Barbara Smith and Priscilla Otis.
Third row -- Frances Betzel, Doris Van Hecke, Mary Louise Nugent, Deloris Donnelly and Janet Brown.

Source: Quad-City Times, August 6, 1943 (group photo included)