Friday, July 23, 2010

Service Notes: Clara Ellen WRIGHT

My maternal greataunt, Clara Ellen WRIGHT, was mentioned in the local paper during World War II.  She was a member of the WAVES.

Source: Alexandria Daily Times-Tribune, Alexandria, Indiana, August 14, 1944, page 3.

Clara Ellen Wright, of the WAVES, who has completed her recruit training at Hunter College, New York, has been assigned to Great Lakes Naval Training Station near Chicago, and is home for a furlough with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wright.

Source: Alexandria Daily Times-Tribune, Alexandria, Indiana, October 30, 1944, page 3.

Miss Clara Ellen Wright, seaman second class in the WAVES, enjoyed a weekend leave here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wright.

Source: Alexandria Daily Times-Tribune, Alexandria, Indiana, June 11, 1945, page 3.

Miss Clara Ellen Wright has returned to her duties as a member of the WAVES at Great Lakes Naval Training Station after having been called home to attend the funeral of her grandfather, John W. Wright.
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