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

Steward, Vivian

(born: August 6, 1918  -  died: April 21, 1985) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

April 4, 1944

Active Duty Exit

December 21, 1945


Vivian Steward was born in Louisville, KY, the daughter of George and Ella Graves Steward. She was living in Ohio when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, according to her record in National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. After her military career she returned to Louisville, where she was employed as a nurse's aide at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. She died in 1985 and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Louisville.

Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry; Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; and "Vivian Steward" in the obituaries in the Courier-Journal, 4/23/1985, p. 12.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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“Steward, Vivian,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 25, 2024,

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