Decatur County

Thayer Daniels



Lurl Thayer Daniels, born Oct. 10, 1923. He was inducted into the Navy at Creston. He attended Great Lakes, Chicago, and Little Creek, Virginia. His a boatman mate 2c on USS Guam.

He was in a hospital at Pearl Harbor, and at present he is at sea.

Thayer Daniels, boatmate second class, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daniels of near Leon. He has been in the southwest Pacific for over a year and a half.

Source: The Leon Journal-Reporter, March 1944 (photo included)

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Campbell of Leon announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Phyllis C. to Thayer Daniels, BM 2/C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daniels also of Leon. The Rev. Miles Taber read the double ring ceremony in his home at Leon at 6:00 p. m. July 15.

The bride wore a light blue wool crepe dress with black accessories. Her corsage was red roses.

Mrs. Paul Manchester of Des Moines was the matron of honor and Lee Daniels, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The matron of honor wore a brown dress with white accessories and a corsage of pink carnations.

The bride is a graduate of the Leon High School class of ’41. She has taught in the rural schools of Decatur county for the past three years.

The bridegroom enlisted in the U. S. navy in 1941. He received his boot training at Great Lakes. He has spent the last two years in the south Pacific. This is his first leave in two years. He departed last Tuesday for San Francisco.

Source: The Leon Journal-Reporter, Thursday, August 3, 1944

Source: Decatur County Women's Auxilary WWII Scrapbook; Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016