Cerro Gordo County

Lt. Winifred Meade



Two Mason City nurses who offered their services to the war effort were commissioned Thursday as second lieutenants in the U.S. army.

The young women are Miss Winifred Meade and Miss Flora Ross, both of whom were employed at the Park hospital. They are now stationed at Fort Riley, Kans., where they were sworn in and received their commissions.

Miss Meade is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Meade, 213 Pennsylvanian avenue southeast. She received her training at Mercy hospital in Iowa City.

Miss Ross took her nurse's training at St. Joseph's Mercy hospital school of nursing in Sioux City. Her mother, Mrs. Catherine Ross, lives in Phoenix, Ariz.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, October 2, 1942 (individual photos included)

HOME FROM PACIFIC -- Lt. Winifred Meade has arrived home from the Philippines where she has been stationed with the army nurse corps. Before going there, she was in New Guinea. Lt. Meade is with her sister Mrs. William Strong, 1603 Harding S.W. and her brother, Clarke Meade, Jr., 37 20th S.E. Lt. Meade enlisted in October, 1942, and was on duty at Fort Riley, Kans., until she embarked for foreign duty in June 1943. She has a sister, Lt. Olive Meade, of the army nurse corps, stationed in India.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, December 8, 1945