From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Sproul, Mattie L.

(born: October 27, 1917  -  died: November 25, 2015) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

May 10, 1944


Mattie L. Sproul was living in Barren County, KY, when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in Ancestry. Mattie L. Sproul was born in Cumberland County, KY, the daughter of James and Ida Newby Sproul. The family is enumerated in the 1920 U.S. Census when they were living in Cale Camp, KY. James Sproul supported his family as a farmer. Mattie L. Sproul died in 2015 and she is buried in the Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Cumberland County, KY.

Sources: Mattie L. Sproul at Find A Grave.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Cumberland County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Cale Camp, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Sproul, Mattie L.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 2, 2023,

Last modified: 2021-09-29 19:43:25