Person:Nora Fields (1)

Nora Fay Fields
d.Bef 1984
m. Abt 1899
  1. George David Fields1899 - 1965
  2. Ralph Fields1901 - 1978
  3. Florence Mae Fields1903 - 1999
  4. Roy Benjamin Fields1906 - 1991
  5. Nora Fay FieldsAbt 1908 - Bef 1984
  6. unnamed Fields1916 - 1916
Facts and Events
Name Nora Fay Fields
Gender Female
Birth[3] Abt 1908 Idaho, United States
Census[1] 1920 Valley, Idaho, United StatesVan Wyck Precinct
Occupation[2] 23 May 1930 Oregon, United Statesschool teacher
Residence[2] 3 Oct 1930 Kuna, Ada, Idaho, United Statesmentioned in mother's obituary
Occupation[2] 9 Jan 1931, 25 Aug 1933 Kuna, Ada, Idaho, United Statesschool teacher
Military[3] 10 Apr 1943 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Statesenlisted in Womens Army Corp
Military[2][4] 21 May 1943 Arkansas, United Statestraining at Camp Monticello
Death? Bef 1984
  1. Van Wyck, Valley, Idaho, in United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625), HH 79, Fam 79, Primary quality.

    Fields, George, head, rents, white male, 44, married, able to read and write, b. MO, fa. b. NC, mo. b. IN, speaks English, farmer on general farm
    , Cora, wife, white female, 37, married, able to read and write, b. MO, fa. b. PA, mo. b. IN
    , David, son, white male, 20, single, able to read and write, b. MO, both parents b. MO
    , Ralph, son, white male, 18, single, able to read and write, b. MO, both parents b. MO
    , Florence, daughter, white female, 16, single, attends school, able to read and write, b. MO
    , Roy, son, white male, 10, single, attends school, able to read and write, b. ID
    , Nora, dau, white female, 11, single, attends school, able to read and write, b. ID
    25 Aug. 1933
    Report of the Financial Condition of Independent School District #32: Expenditures
    Janitors: $626 and $677
    Miss Fields, teacher: $970.98
    Miss Mayer, teacher: $949.50
    4 other women teachers at $970.98 each
    1 woman teacher at $1181.66
    1 woman teacher at $1261.64
    5 male teachers at $960.00, $1039.98, $1432.10, $1879.96

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Kuna Herald (Kuna, Ada, Idaho, United States), Primary quality.

    23 May 1930
    - Miss Nora Fields, who has been teaching school in Oregon, is at the home of her parents in Kuna for the summer.
    3 Oct 1930
    Mrs. Cora Fields died at her home in Kuna Tuesday morning. She is survived by her husband, George Fields and five children, Nora Fields of Kuna; Mrs. Florence Cromwell, David, Ralph and Roy Fields of Cascade. Besides her immediate family she leaves a brother, Burt Scott and an aunt Mrs. D. F. Rash also of Kuna. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist Church in Kuna. Rev. Brown officiated. Burial was made in the Kuna cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family.
    9 January 1931
    Miss Nora Fields has been appointed to finish out the unexpired term of school for Miss Vera Scoonover, who has resigned. Miss Fields is in charge of the second grade pupils.
    21 May 1943
    Nora Fay Fields, formerly of Kuna, training with the WAAC at Camp Monticello, Arkansas

  3. 3.0 3.1 United States. National Archives and Records Administration (ARC # 1263923). World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. (2002), Secondary quality.

    Nora F Fields, b. 1908, Idaho
    Residence: Los Angeles, California
    Enlistment: 10 Apr 1943, Los Angeles, California
    Branch: Womens Army Corps, Inactive Reserve, Aviation Cadet
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Womens Army Corps
    Education: 2 years of college
    Civil Occupation: Teachers (secondary school) and principals
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 96, Weight: 102

  4. Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC)
    The WAACs were employed to free men from their non-combat duties so that they could go to combat zones. The women were not trained to use weapons and were not to serve in the combat front lines.
    Basic training for the WAAC was eight weeks long and closely followed the basic training for the male trainees. The program was rigorous with exercises, close-order drills, classes on military subjects, and more. The WAACs had a five-and-a-half-day work week. Saturday afternoons and Sundays were not scheduled for training, but women were often studying for the next exam during this time. After completing basic training, the WAACs either went to duty stations or were sent to specialist training programs.
    In March 1943. . . . More basic training space was badly needed, and the only space that the army was able to make available for the fifth WAAC basic training center was three prisoner-of-war (POW) camps at Camps Ruston and Polk in Louisiana, along with Camp Monticello in Drew County, Arkansas. The camps were made available if the women made no changes to the plumbing, the sparse living quarters, and the barbed-wire fences, and if they would leave within thirty days if the camps were needed for prisoners of war.
    The first WAACs arrived at Camp Monticello on March 14, 1943. Others continued to arrive in the next few days. On March 23, about 100 WAACs passed in review around the civic center for the citizens of Monticello (Drew County). . . . By June 1943, the camps were needed for Italian prisoners of war, and the fifth basic training program closed.
    Source: The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture