EARLE, Elinor, AerM3c

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Last Rate
Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
AG-0000-Aerographer's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aerographer's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AG-0000, Office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women (WAVES), Women Reserves/WAVES
Service Years
1943 - 1945
AG-Aerographer's Mate

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Contact Info
Home Town
Union City, Ind
Last Address
Born: Union City, Ind.,
Raised: North East, Pa.,
and Lexington, Ky.
Buried: Southgate, Ky.

Date of Passing
Oct 09, 2011
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified
Military Service Number
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Elinor Southgate-Earle

Miss Elinor "Ellen" Southgate-Earle, 90, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Oct. 9, 2011 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Evanston, Ill., where she had moved to be near her brother Tom following the death of her sister Mary Elizabeth in 1992. In 1948 Ellen had joined the Akron Public Library system as a reference librarian, and was head of the Kenmore Branch Library at her retirement in 1981.

Born March 24, 1921 in Union City, Ind., Ellen grew up in North East, Pa., and Lexington, Ky. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky, she taught high school English for two years before she joined the WAVES, serving as an aerographer in Washington, D.C. After World War II, Ellen obtained a master's degree in English from Ohio State University, and a Library Science degree from the University of Illinois. She was an assistant reference librarian in the Lincoln Library in Springfield, Ill. before coming to Akron, Ohio.

In 1957 to 1959 she was librarian at the U.S. Army Base in Phalsbourg, France. Later Ellen and her sister traveled extensively in England and Ireland pursuing their mutual interest in genealogy. Ellen always loved books and reading; she and her sister had a personal library of about two thousand books. As a young child, her brother Tom recalls, Ellen returned home in tears one day when she realized she would never be able to read all the books in the North East Public Library.

Ellen is survived by her brother, Thomas "Tom" Evans Earle and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Elizabeth Earle; and her brother, Edward "Ted" Southgate Earle. Burial was at Southgate, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to your local public library or your favorite educational institution.


Women Appointed for Volunteer Emergency Service

The official title was US Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve).
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Wave Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MDFormal Schools and Training CoursesNaval Reserve Forces CommandWomen Reserves/WAVES
  1943-1943, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
  1943-1943, AG-0000, (AG) Aerographers Mate A School
  1943-1944, AG-0000, Women Reserves/WAVES
  1944-1945, AG-0000, Office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women (WAVES), Women Reserves/WAVES
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of KentuckyOhio State UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
  1937-1941, University of Kentucky
  1945-1947, Ohio State University
  1947-1958, University of Illinois at Chicago
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