Scott County

Loris M. Frager



Loris M. Frager of WAVES Training at Great Lakes Hospital

Loris M. Frager, Davenport, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burl L. Frager of Buffalo, and former employee in the office of the Scott county auditor and now a member of the WAVES, has reported to the U.S. Naval hospital at the Great Lakes having completed a four-weeks indoctrination course at Hunter college, the Bronx, N.Y.

She is a graduate of Immaculate Conception academy, Davenport and was employed at the courthouse for six years. She will train at the hospital for four weeks and upon completion of her training will be assigned one of the Navy hospitals.

Source: The Daily Times, May 26, 1943 (photo included)

HOME -- Loris M. Frager, pharmacist's mate, third class, is home on a 20-day furlough, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Frager, Buffalo. She flew here from her station at a U.S. naval hospital in Mare Island, Calif. She was employed for six years in the courthouse before enlisting in February, 1943. Miss Frager received her training at Great Lakes, Ill., and Hunter's college, N.Y. She will motor back to California, accompanied by Mrs. Helen Boege, Mrs.Bertie Voyles, and Mrs. Robert Hamilton, who will visit her husband in camp.

Source: Quad City Times, June 7, 1944 (photo included)

Loris Marie Frager, pharmacists' mate, second class, USNR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Frager, Buffalo, recently was discharged from the navy at the United States naval personnel separation unit (Women's Reserve) Balboa Park, San Francisco. She has served in the WAVES for 32 months.

Miss Frager received her hospital training at the United States naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., and was then transferred for duty to the naval hospital, Mare Island, Calif. She remained here until her release to the separation unit for discharge.

Pharmacist's mate Frager was graduated from Immaculate Conception academy here and was employed at the county recorder's office in Davenport fro six years prior to enlisting.

She plans to remain at Mare Island as a civilian employee.

Source: The Daily Times, October 18, 1945

Mrs. James C. Kelso

Mr. and Mrs. Burl L. Frager of Buffalo, Ia., announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Loris Frager, to Ensign James C. Kelso, U.S.N., son of Mrs. George Brady of Putnam, Ill. Vows were spoken Sunday at 1 p.m. in St. Mark's Lutheran church, with the Rev. William Kmet officiating in the presence of immediate families. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. A. Duncan Smith and Earl Neumeister, cousin of the bride.

The bride wore an aqua crepe dress fashioned in peplum effect and trimmed with lace. She had matching accessories and a lace hat with a shoulder length veil. She carried a shower arrangement of pastel sweet-peas, and wore the bridegroom's gift, a gold cross necklace. Mrs. Smith wore a black dress with apricot colored yoke.

Mrs. Kelso who was a graduate of Immaculate Conception academy was employed in the county recorder's office before entering the WAVES. She served for 33 months as supervisor and instructor in the personnel and records office administration at the U.S.N. hospital at Mare Island, Calif. receiving her discharge Oct 12, 1945. She has held the same position under civil service until recently.

Ensign Kelso was graduated from the Henry township high school and the hospital corps officer's administrative school at Bethesda, Md. He served in the Pacific area and more recently as personnel office of the U.S. N. hospital at Mare Island. Ensign Kelso will report to the commandant of the Ninth naval district at Great Lakes, Ill., on June 2 for temporary assignment by the bureau of naval research.

The couple left immediately after the ceremony for a trip, the destination of which was not disclosed. For traveling the bride wore a fuschia suit with black hat and accessories.

Source: The Daily Times, April 29, 1946 (photo included)