Worth County

Lt. Adelaide Thovson




NURSE JOINS ARMY -- Adelaide Thovson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Thovson, will report Feb. 12 at Camp Carson, Colorado Springs, Colo., for her basic training in the army nurse corps. She received her nurses training at St. Luke's hospital in Chicago and was graduated in March, 1942. She has been employed in Chicago and did private work for Dr. O.H. Wangensteen of the University of Minnesota.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, February 7, 1945

Yank Hiked 150 Miles to See Home Town Girl

Hanlontown -- Word has been received here that Lt. Clayton Hanson recently visited Lt. Adelaide Thovson. They were both stationed in the Philippine islands, Lt. Hanson at Manila and Lt. Thovson at San Fernando. Lt. Hanson hitchhiked 150 miles to get to San Fernanado.

Lt. Hanson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hanson of Northwood and Lt. Thovson is an army nurse.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, December 6, 1945

Daley-Thovson Marriage Had Philippine Romance Start

Hanlontown -- A romance which began in the Philippine Islands during the war, brought together Miss Adelaide Thovson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Thovson of Hanlontown, and William Daley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Daly of St. Cloud, Minn., in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald in Calumet, Ill. Miss Thovson was a nurse and Mr. Daley and Mr. Fitzgerald were stationed in the Philippines as was she.

The ceremony was performed by Judge Meyer, March 17 at the Fitzgerald home. Her attendant was Mrs. Fitzgerald. The bridegroom's attendant was Mr. Fitzgerald.

After the ceremony, a buffet dinner was served a the Fitzgerald home. A wedding dinner for close friends and relatives was held Sunday at the home of Mr. Daley's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Skiels in Chicago.

Mrs. Daley is a graduate of the Hanlontown high school, attended St. Olaf college in Northfield, Minn., and is a graduate of St. Luke's hospital in Chicago. She was in the army nurse corps, serving in the country and overseas.

Mr. Daley was All-American halfback in 1942-43 when he attended the University of Minnesota and, during the war, was at the University of Michigan. After he finished college, Mr. Daley played football in the All American conference for Brooklyn, then the Chicago Rockets and last fall with the New York Yankees, but an old injury forced him to quit professional football.

The couple will live in Minneapolis where Mrs. Daley is employed as beauty consultant at the Myndall Cain salon and Mr. Daley is sports editor for the new radio station, K.E.Y.D.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, March 29, 1949 (photo included)