Polk County

Sgt. Janice M. Kirk



Des Moines in the Service - Promotions

Janice M. Kirk, marine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Kirk, 436 Fourth st., West Des Moines, to sergeant, at the marine barracks, Quantico, Va.

Source: DesMoines Tribune, April 27, 1945

Miss Kirk Is Engaged

Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Kirk of West Des Moines announce the engagement of their daughter, Janice, and Walter E. Shotwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Showell, 751 Sixteenth st. The wedding will take place in the summer

Miss Kirk, a graduate of Valley High school, returned three months ago from Hawaii where she served two years with the Marines Corps Women's reserve. She is now enrolled at Drake university.

Mr. Shotwell, recently discharged from the army air forces, served three years in the India- Burma theater. He is enrolled at Drake university.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, April 15, 1946 (photo included)