Betty Anne Doolittle Ottengheime
(Mrs. Joseph "Joe" Ottengheime)
This March 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Joins the WAVE's
Miss Betty Doolittle, daughter of the Wade Doolittles, southeast of town, was in Chicago Wednesday of last week where she joined the WAVE's. She was accepted and is now awaiting her call to service in this auxiliary of the navy. She is a graduate of Lowell high school, class of 1940.
The following article was found in the April 1, 1943, Lowell Tribune on page 2, column 1:
Miss Betty Doolittle, who recently enlisted in the WAVES, will leave April 9th to begin training. She will be stationed at the Iowa State Teachers College, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
The following May 6, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Cedar Falls, Ia., May 3 -- Betty Anne Doolittle, 20, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Wade M. Doolittle, Rural Route 1, Lowell, has completed her basic training in the U.S. navy at the naval training school for the WAVES on the campus of Iowa State Teachers College here.
With this class the school here completes its transition from a general school to an institution of yeoman training. Consequently, trainees will remain at Iowa for further study before actually taking over office jobs, thus releasing men for sea duty.
Upon graduation from a specialist school WAVES are eligible for promotion to petty officer ratings.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the March 2, 1944, issue (page 2, column 2):
Miss Betty Doolittle, daughter of the Wade Doolittles, a member of the WAVES, spent last week-end here with her parents. The occasion was also marked by a family gathering to celebrate Miss Doolittle's birthday.
The following July 20, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 3:
WADE DOOLITTLES ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT OF DAUGHTER
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Doolittle are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Betty, to Joseph Ottengheime, S 1/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ottengheime of Amboy, Ill. Miss Betty is a Yeoman 2/c in the WAVES , and has been stationed at the naval air station, Glenview, Ill., for the past year, where Seaman Ottengheime is also stationed.
The wedding will take place some time in August.
The following August 17, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 2:
BETTY DOOLITTLE, JOSEPH OTTENGHEIME, S1/C, WED
On Tuesday, August 8, Betty Doolittle, Y 2/c, in the WAVES, became the bride of Joesph Ottengheime, S 1/c, at Wilmette, Ill. The double ring ceremony was performed by Father O'Donnell, at noon, in the rectory of St. Francis church.
Miss Eleanor Ottengheime of Amboy, Ill., acted as bridesmaid, while the groom was attended by Walter Fassler, also of Amboy.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party enjoyed luncheon at Sally's, after which the young couple left for Pelican Lake, Wis., for a week's honeymoon.
The following July 19, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 6:
A girl was born to Baker 3/c and Mrs. Joseph Ottengheime last Wednesday.