Scott County

Lt. Kay Ellsworth

(1945 Photo)


NURSES CLASS AT MERCY HOSPITAL -- Nurse who will receive diplomas Tuesday evening in the auditorium of the nurses' home at Marcy hospital include the following photographed: From row, left to right: Mary Bujewski, Pauline Stout, Ruth Rauch, Betty Schwarz, Irma Cox, Madeline De Sert, Margaret McCarthy, Mary Regenether, Margaret Lange, Helen Bousselet;

back row, left to right, Kathryn Ellsworth, Elizabeth Martin, Lucille Grosjean, Eleanor Thomas, Elna Carlson, Margaret Logan, Helen Pearson, Mary Pogge, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary Jean Sieben, Ileen Rohling. Two of the graduates, not in the picture are Sister Mary Roselita Hogan and Jean Hoover.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, IA - June 1, 1942 (photo included)

Kay Ellsworth, U.S. Army Nurse Arrives Here on 8-Day Leave

Second Lieut. Kay Ellsworth, U.S. Army Nurse and daughter of Mrs. Freda Ellsworth, 606 Brady street, arrived home this week on an eight day leave.

Lieut. Ellsworth is now stationed with the army nurses at Camp Philips, Kan.

A graduate of the 1942 Mercy hospital nursing class, she has been in the service since Dec. 29, 1942.

She was formerly located at Fort Des Moines.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, IA - April 17, 1943 (photo included)

In the Armed Services

Three Davenport nurses recently met in northern France, where they have been stationed with the army nurse corps. All graduates of the Mercy hospital school of nursing, they are Lt. Kay Ellsworth, Lt. Pauline Stout and Lt. Rose Conkity.

In a letter received by her mother, Mrs. Freda Ellsworth, 1218 Adams street, Lt. Ellsworth, who is now stationed in Belgium, told of the reunion which occurred when she learned that the 67th field hospital to which the other two nurses were attached, was stationed nearby. She crossed the field which separated the hospital tents and the three were able to hold a brief reunion. A short time later, Lt. Ellsworth's group moved to Belgium, where for the first time since going to France for the D-Day invasion, the nurses found indoor living quarters.

A graduate of Davenport high school, Lt. Ellsworth enlisted in the army in December, 1942, and trained at Camp Phillips, Kan. She has been overseas for 14 months.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, IA - November 27, 1944

Lt. Kay Ellsworth, Veteran Army Nurse, Receives Discharge

Lt. Kathryn Ellsworth, army nurse, received her discharge from the army at Ft. Sheridan, Ill., Oct 29, and is now on terminal leave at the home of her mother, Mrs. Freda Ellsworth, of 1920 Tremont avenue.

Lt. Ellsworth served three years in the nurse corps, two of them in the European theater with the 56th general hosptial, which was activated in July, 1943.

She wears the European Theater ribbon with battle stars, and the Belgian Liege unit citations.

Lt. Ellsworth is a graduate of Davenport high school and the Mercy hospital school of nursing, where she engaged in private duty before entering the service.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, IA - November 1, 1945 (photo included)