Carroll County

Lt. Freyda M. Whiting



Lanesboro News:
Misses Freyda Whiting and Marjorie Miller, both student nurses of Des Moines, came Sunday and spent the day in the home of the former’s other, Mrs. Leslie Whiting, and to visit with her brother, Dellwyn Whiting.

Source:  Carroll Daily Times Herald, August 12, 1943

Maj. Floyd R Miller, recruiting officer stationed at the recruiting office in the Old Federal building, Thursday gave the oath of allegiance to the nurse corps to Marjorie E. Miller (left), 6406 S.W. Thirteenth st., and Freyda M. Whiting, Lanesboro, Ia. They will be second lieutenants to the air forces.

Two young Iowa women, with only 13 days difference in their ages and each with a brother in the army air forces, were sworn in as air corps nurses Thursday afternoon at the Red Cross headquarters, 321 Flynn building.

The new second lieutenants are Freyda M. Whiting, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Whiting of Lanesboro, Ia., and Marjorie E. Miller, daughter of Mrs. Cecil Miller, 6046 S.W. Thirteenth st., Des Moines. Both are 22 years in age.

Both were members of the Red Cross student reserve at Iowa Methodist hospital. They joined the army air corps Sept. 22, 1943 and were enrolled as Red Cross nurses, Nov. 27.

Miss Whiting has a twin brother, Pvt. (f.c.) Dellwyn Whiting, serving with the air forces at Truax field, Madison Wis. Her father, veteran of World War I, is overseas with the navy.

Miss Miller has two brothers in service, Lieut. Howard Warrell, a pilot stationed at Liberal Kan., entered the army the same day as Private Whiting, although they were not acquainted. Sergt. Gerald Miller is stationed with the air forces at Casper, Wyo.

The nurses report for duty Feb. 27 at Tucson, Arz.

Eighty-nine of the student nurse who will take their state board examinations this year are members of the student service. They have signed up for army or navy service and are subject to call as soon as they qualify.

Student nurses are enrolled in the reserve in their last half year or nursing school. The enrollments of those eligible for army or navy service are automatically turned over to the Red Cross reserve upon graduation.

Source: The Des Moines Register, February 11, 1944 (photo included)

Freyda Whiting of Lanesboro Leaves For Nursing Duty

Lanesboro (THNS) -- Lieutenant Freyda M. Whiting left Thursday night for Des Moines and will leave from there to report for duty as a nurse with the army air forces at Davis Monthan Field, Tucson, Ariz.

Miss Whiting is a graduate to Iowa Methodist hospital at Des Moines. She joined the Army Air corps September 22, 1943 and was enrolled as a Red Cross nurse November 27. She has been employed as a private nurse at the Des Moines hospitals. Her mother, Mrs. Leslie Whiting and her uncle Marvin Whiting, accompanied her to Des Moines.

Source: Carroll Daily Times, February 25, 1944

Freyda Whiting Commissioned An Army Nurse

Washington (AP)—The War Department announced today the promotion of seven Iowa officers, appointment of two and orders directing one to active duty.

Three were promoted from captain to major:
Dudley C. Gillette, Sig. C., Cedar Rapids;
Fred W. Sims, AC, Ottumwa;
George Katres, Sig. C., Sioux City.

Promoted from lieutenant to captain:
Norman C. Warner, OD, Clinton;
Henry E. Franken, CH, Sioux Center;
Elmer L. Patterson, CH, Winterset.

Clinton M. Miller, AC, Lorimor, was promoted from second to first lieutenant.

Marjorie E. Miller, Des Moines, and Freyda M. Whiting, Lanesboro, were appointed second lieutenants in the army nurse corps.

Second Lt. Max Laverne Peters, AUS, Ottumwa, was ordered to active duty.

Source: Carroll Daily Times Herald, Thursday, March 30, 1944


Lanesboro (THNS)Lieutenant Freyda Whiting, an army nurse, stationed at Davis Monthon Field, Tucson, Ariz., since February, came Sunday for a few days’ visit in the home of her mother, Mrs. Leslie Whiting, and brother, Merlyn.  She stopped en route home at Austin, Tex., where she visited her brother, Dellwyn Whiting, who is in the U.S. Army and stationed at that place.

Source: Carroll Daily Times Herald, September 27, 1944

Freyda Whiting Becomes Bride in Houson, Tex.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Whiting of Lanesboro, Ia., announce the marriage of their daughter, Freyda Marlene, second lieutenant in the army nurses corps, to Lieut. William Morgan Sherrill of the medical corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Sherrill of Houston, Tex.

The ceremony took place Nov. 24, in Hedrik chapel of First Methodist church in Tucson, Ariz.  Lieut. Marjorie E. Miller of Des Moines and Lieut. George E. Logan of Denver, Colo. were attendants.

The bride is a graduate of Iowa Methodist school of nursing.  Lieut. Sherrill is a graduate of Tulane university. Both are stationed at Davis-Monthan field, Tucson.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, December 1, 1944 (photo included)