Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Rosemary Candy stands with her Aunt Julia Fecht's husband, Hugh Hogan. Very likely, the photo was taken in Villisca, Iowa.

Rosemary Candy was a very little girl when her father died of the flu in 1918. She was raised by her mother and Philip Shire, her step father. This children in this church photo may have been undergoing their First Holy Communion or the older children (including Rosemary, the rite of Confirmation. The priest is a very young Father Gavin.
Rosemary Laverne Candy was born on the 4th July of 1916. She graduated from Saint Brendan Parochial High School in 1933. In her graduating class was her cousin Marguerite Fecht. (See Marguerite’s history for picture of graduating class.) Rosemary graduated from saint Joseph's School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri in 1937. She joined the staff of Audrain Hospital in November of that same year. (Note: The Audrain Hospital was called the Audrain Medical Center in 1996.)

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