Scott County

Rolene E. Good Kent


OFF TO WASHINGTON -- Six tri-city girls left Davenport yesterday morning for Washington D.C., to start actual duties as WAVES. The group left Davenport last September for Hunter college, New York City where they had three weeks of naval indoctrination. Oct 5, 1943, they were sent to Stillwater, Okla., to begin training prior to becoming third class yeoman. The girls were all given six day leave which they spent with relatives in the tri-cities.  Those shown above are:

Front row, left to right: Virginia Pobuda, 1417 Spring street, Davenport; Barbara Smith, 1311 Grande avenue, Davenport; Margaret Mitchell, Rock Island and Eloise Good, 517 West Third street, Davenport.

Back Row: Julie Truby of the Davenport recruiting station; Eleanor Cook, 2472 East street, Davenport; Jean Beckwith, 819 Warren street, and Eleanor Hanson, also of the local recruiting station.

Source: The Daily Times, January 5, 1944 (group photo included)

Yeoman Good Leaves For East Following Holiday Visit Here

Rolene Eloise Good, yeoman 3/c, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Good of 517 West Third street, Davenport, left Tuesday for Washington, D.C. after a seven-day leave during which she enjoyed a holiday visit with her parents.

Yeoman Good took her "boot" training at Hunter college in New York and her yeoman schooling at the A&M college at Stillwater, Okla. She has now been assigned to the Bureau of Docks in Washington, D.C.

Source: Quad-City Times, Davenport IA - January 5, 1944 (photo included)

Two sisters in the service who are enjoying a visit at their parental home, are Lillian Church, seaman, first class , in the SPARS and Rolene E. Kent, yeoman, second class in the WAVES, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. R. Rex Good of 416 Brady street, Davenport.

The two sisters and Rolene Kent's husband, Justus R. Kent, motor machinist mate, first class, who is stationed at San Diego, Calif. were honored at a family dinner at the home of the girl's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Widdrington, 815 Tremont avenue, Sunday.

Covers were laid for about 20 out-of-town guest including William Good of Cold Water, Mich, who arrived last Tuesday and left Sunday night, a grandfather of Seaman Church and Yeoman Kent, and also Miss Vivian Jackson of Chicago.

Yeoman Kent is stationed in Washington, D.C. She will leave Wednesday for the east, and her husband will leave Tuesday for California.

Seaman Church who is on a ten-day leave will leave Tuesday morning for Long Beach, Calif., where she has been stationed for 22 months. Her husband, Walter D. Church, electrician, first class, is in the South Pacific area.

Source: The Daily Times, April 30, 1945 (photo included)

Miss Rolene Good Is First Davenport WAVE Called Into Active Service From Reserves

Miss Rolene Good, yeoman, second class, 815 Tremont avenue, Tuesday became Davenport's first WAVE called into active service.

Her name was included in a list of 13 members of the Davenport Training Reserve units 9-25 and 9-26 ordered to report at the Chicago Navy recruiting station Sept. 26 for examinations and possible assignment duty.

Miss Good served in the WAVES 33 months during World War II. She received her boot training at Hunter college, New York, basic training in Stillwater, Okla., and was then assigned to the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Washington, D.C. She has been a member of the Naval Reserve in Davenport two years.

Source: Quad-City Times, Davenport IA - September 5, 1950 (photo included)