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When she joined the Army in 1944, she was living in Rochester, NY, working as an elevator operator at the Genesee Valley Trust Company. In October of 1944, Dorothea M. Owens had completed her basic training at Fort Des Moines, IA, and was transferred to Halloran General Hospital in New York City where she would be a typist.
After her military service, Dorothea M. Owens returned to Rochester, NY, where she died in 2000. She is buried in the Riverside Cemetery.
Sources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; U.S. Veterans' Gravesites in Ancestry; Dorothea M. Owens in Polk's Frankfort (Franklin County, KY.) City Directory, 1942, p.166; Dorothea Owens in Polk's Rochester Monroe County, N. Y.) City Directory, 1944, p.648; and "Pvt Dorothea Mae Owens," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 10/16/1944, p.9.
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|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source:||Polk's Frankfort (Franklin County, Ky) city directory|
|NKAA Source:||Polk's Rochester (Monroe County, N. Y.) city directory (annual)|
|NKAA Source:||Rochester Democrat and chronicle (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source:||National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Owens, Dorothea Mae,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 11, 2022, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004426.
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