Washington County

Lt. (j.g.) Theresa B. Walsh




Lieut (j.g.) Margaret M. Dower, daughter of Mrs. J.M. Dower of Marengo, and Lieut. (j.g.) Theresa B. Walsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Walsh of Riverside, both navy nurses are now serving in the medical department aboard the U.S.S. Repose, one of a class of six new hospital ships completed at New York. Lieuts. Dower and Walsh are 1941 graduates of Mercy hospital.

Source: Quad City Times, June 24, 1945


 A Saturday morning ceremony at St. Mary’s united the former Lt. Teresa Walsh of the navy nurse corps, whose parents are Phoenicians, and Lt. (j.g.) Clifford Schmierer, veteran of some two years of service in China, of Ellendale, N.D.  Following a honeymoon to the Grand Canyon, the newly weds returned here to be the houseguests of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius W. Walsh, until leaving for Ellendale around June 1 (1946). 

The bride, who is the former Lt. Teresa Walsh of the navy nurse corps now on terminal leave, wore her white dress uniform….
Formerly a resident of Riverside, O. (sic Riverside, Iowa), the bride attended Mercy Hospital School for Nurses and St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Ia.  She has been a member of the navy nurse corps for over three years, serving for a year aboard the U.S.S. Repose, a hospital ship, in the South Pacific theater.

Source: The Arizona Republic, May 23, 1946 (photo included)