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According to an article in the Cherokee Daily Times datelined March 4, 1943, approximately sixteen Cherokee County girls, all registered nurses, were in the service of Uncle Sam.  This information was compiled by Mrs. Edward Stiles of the County Nurses Association.

On the known list were Lt. Faye Nelson, Africa; Lt. Mildred Ehrich, El Paso, TX; Lt. Voila Marquardt, Jefferson Barracks, MO; Lt. Mary Jane Noonan, also of Jefferson Barracks, MO; Lt. Helen Heller, Springfield, MO; Lt. Elizabeth O'Leary, San Antonio, TX; Lt. Ellen Campbell, Amarillo, TX; Lt. Viola Boosalis, Fort Riley, KS; Lt. Marilyn Bunker, Denver, CO; Lt. Margaret Jenkins,  Ft. Leavenworth, KS; Lt. VIrginia Mills, Ft. Snelling, MN; and Lt. Helen Hartigan of Camp Murphy, FL.

Three others were also known to be in the service, but their addresses were unknown.  They were Ethel Booth, Verlyn Robinson, Ellen Schutt and Grace Buma.

 Source: Cherokee County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol 15, Num 3, Mar 1980, Sec VII, Pg 10

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