Scott County

Mary Kay Tompkins (Mrs. Dale R. Doty)


News has been received of the marriage of Miss Mary Kay Tompkins, Yeoman 3/c in the WAVES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Tompkins of 2322 West First street, Davenport, to Dale R. Doty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin D. Doty of Beloit Wisc., which took place Friday July 14, at 5:30 a.m., in the St Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Beloit. The Rev. Father O'Reilly officiated and the attendants were Mrs. Alice Keuren and Donald Doty, sister and brother of the bridegroom.

The bride wore a brown silk crepe dress with white eyelet embroidery trimming and white accessories. Her flowers were Talisman roses. The matron of honor was in blue crepe with brown accessories and pink and white carnations formed her corsage.

The bride is a graduate of the Immaculate Conception academy, and was employed by the Ordnance Steel plant , Bettendorf, before entering the WAVES. She is now stationed in the Naval Intelligence division at Great Lakes, Ill., after completing her boot training at Hunter college in New York, and her yeoman training at Cedar Falls, Ia. Mr. Doty is a graduate of Beloit high school and the Beloit vocational school. He was formerly employed at the Rock Island arsenal, and expects to enter the navy soon.

Source: The Daily Times (Davenport, Iowa) July 17, 1944 (photo included)

IN THE DARK -- Mary K. Tompkins is a yeoman, third class, but finds herself working in a photographic dark room rather than at a typewriter most of the time at the U.S. naval training center at Great Lakes. She is shown with a strip of photographs she has just developed for the use in identification badges used by Great Lakes personnel.

Attached to the security office, she entered the WAVES in November 1943, and received "boot" training at Hunter college., New York City, and specialized work at the yeoman school, Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Thompkins, 2322 West First street, Davenport.

Source: The Quad City Times, July 30, 1944 (photo included)