Scott County

Helen Kerker


Ten young women left yesterday for Hunter college, the Bronx, N.Y., to start their basic training in the WAVES. They enlisted during the special drive in the quad-cities last month.

Shown above, they are as follows:

Back row, left to right: Jean Conner, 920 Tremont avenue; Aurelia Atkinson, 1802 West Third street; Joy Louise Steenson, 1429 Brady street; Rosanna V. Boesch, 1712 1/2 West Seventh street and Lucie Briegel, 417 East Tenth street.

Front row, Rose A. Fulli, 1402 West Fourth street; Helen Kerker, 709 Grand avenue; Anna H. Lueders, 1415 East High street; Moyle Moore, 2640 Redwood avenue and Virginia Fleming of Bryant S.D.

Source: The Daily Times, September 23, 1943 (large group photo included)


Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Kerker announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen Kerker Y 2-c, USN, to Private Joseph R. Poltis of Carney, N.J. on Friday, January 19th. Chaplain Byrnes officiated at the double ring ceremony. They are at home at 1222 - 11th St N.W., Washington D.C.

Source: The Mount Pleasant News, January 23, 1945