Scott County

Pvt. Sylvia Ross

 

 

 

Davenport Girl to Leave Sunday to Join the WAACS

Miss Sylvia Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Ross, 1317 West Third street, will leave Davenport Sunday for Des Moines, where she will begin training as a WAAC. She was graduated from high school in Charles City, Ia., and was recently employed by the Ralston Purina Co.

Her brother Crpl. Norman Ross, is with the army somewhere in Canada with a port battalion. He has been in the service since September.

Source: The Daily Times, March 5, 1943 (photo included)

Today has triple significance for Miss Susanna Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Ross, 1317 West Third street, Davenport.

Besides being her 20th birthday, and also marks the the date when she was sworn into the WAC by Lt. Jane Smith in charge of the local WAC recruiting office.

Miss Ross was graduated last January from the Davenport high school, and has since studied at Augustana college.

She has a brother, Corp. Norman Ross, who is overseas, and a sister, Pvt. Sylvia Ross, who is also in the WAC, and is stationed in Albany, Ga.

Source: The Daily Times, January 1, 1944