Miscellaneous Shower For Mrs. Corcoran---


Joint hostesses at a tea and post-nuptial shower given for Mrs. T. E. Corcoran yesterday, (Wednesday) at 5:30 o’clock were Mrs. C. A. Nichols, Mrs. W. B. Rogers, Mrs. Thomas Abraham and Mrs. E. B. Carson, at the home of Mrs. Rogers. Following the tea, tables were arranged for contract bridge.


Miscellaneous Shower For Mrs. Corcoran---

Miss MacLean Will Wed Lt. Corcoran Early Next Month

Mr. and Mrs. H. S. MacLean this week announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Florence Virginia MacLean, to Lt. Thomas E. Corcoran, M. C., of Camp Claiborne, La., son of Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Corcoran of this city.  The wedding is planned for early July at Oakdale, La., where the couple will live.

The bride-to-be attended the local schools and later studied at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls. After completing her studies in Cedar Falls she became a member of the faculty of the consolidated school in Oto, Ia. Later she taught in George and for the past two years has been a teacher in the Rock Rapids grade school.

        Lt. Corcoran also graduated from the rock Rapids high school and later studied at the University of Iowa where he graduated from the school of medicine. After serving internship in St. Joseph’s hospital in Kansas City, Mo., he practiced his profession in Rock Rapids for almost a year, having offices with his father, Dr. L. L. Corcoran. Lt. Corcoran, a member of the Sibley national guards, is now serving in the medical corps of the army in Camp Claiborne.





        The Marriage of Miss Florence MacLean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. MacLean, to Lieut. Thomas E. Corcoran, M. C., took place in Oakdale, La., Thursday, July 3. the bride wore for her wedding a dress of powder blue sheer, and for traveling a white silk jersey suit. Attendants were Capt. And Mrs. Matt Sanders of Ft. Dodge, and Capt. Geo. Juntz of Sibley. After a wedding trip to Gulf ports of Alabama and Mississippi, the couple will live in Oakdale, La.,

        Both the bride and bridegroom were born and reared in Rock Rapids and received their grade and high school educations in the local schools. Later the bride studied at Iowa State Teachers college. After her graduation she taught for two years in the schools of Oto, Iowa, then became a member of the George school faculty for two years, and for the past two years she has been a teacher in the elementary grades of the Rock Rapids schools.

        Lieut. Corcoran is a graduate of at he school of medicine of the University of Iowa. After serving his internship at St. Joseph’s hospital in Kansas City, he returned to Rock Rapids to practice his profession. He shared offices with his father for almost a year, until last spring when as a reserve officer in the Sibley company of the national guard, he entered army service as a member of the medical corps. He is now stationed at Camp Claiborne, La.


(in middle of page is “Reporter, Rock Rapids, Iowa—Thursday, August 29, 1940---)

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Not All Work


 Prom [sic] that it’s not all work when the national guard undergoes maneuvers, is contained in the picture above. It appeared in last week’s Gazette-Tribune, at Sibley. In the picture, from left to right are Dr. T. E. Corcoran of Rock Rapids, Captain George Juntz and Lieutenant George Vogl. The men are all members of the Sibley company of the national guard and the picture was taken while they were attending the maneuvers at Camp Ripley in Minnesota.

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Prisoner of War

(PHOTO – same as on Page 23)


        Rock Rapids, Ia. - - - Special:

Capt. Thomas Corcoran, son of Dr. and Mrs. L.L. Corcoran, has been reported missing in north Africa and is presumed to be a prisoner of the Italians. He is a brother of County Attorney Louis Corcoran of Osceola county and was in command of a medical unit made up largely of Sibley men. Capt. Corcoran was practicing medicine with his father in Rock Rapids at the time he joined the army.

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Lieut. Corcoran Leaves on Special Convoy for Camp

  Eight Men Leave Ahead of Rest of Company. To Camp Claiborne, La.

 Lieutenant Thomas E. Corcoran, members of the 135th company of the Iowa national guard, left Sibley Monday afternoon for Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, with a special detachment of men from that unit.

Four cars, left by Lt. Corcorcan [sic] with seven other men, comprised the convoy which made stops at Burlington and St. Louis enroute. The rest of the Sibley company will leave Saturday by train for the Omaha induction station.

        The members of the local citizens committee, John T. Prior, “Butch” Larson, Ken Getman, Leo Babl and R. C. Langfelt, drove to Sibley to see Corcoran off.



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