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By 1942, Zella was living in Cincinnati; two years later she enlisted in the Army. After her military service she returned to Cincinnati and purchased a piece of property on Audubon Street. Zella was employed as a typist at the VA in 1951. The following year, she married Frank Smith on September 30, 1952. The next year, the couple filed for divorce, which was granted in 1954. Zella later married William Anderson and remained in Cincinnati, where she died in 1987. She is buried in Landmark Memorial Gardens.
Sources: Ohio County Marriage Records in Ancestry; Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; "Real estate transfers," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/1/1948, p. 30; "Marriage Licenses," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 8/14/1952, p. 21; "New suits filed: common pleas court," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/19/1953; "Hoffman grants decrees," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/21/1954, p. 8; and Zella H. Grooms Anderson at Find A Grave.
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“Anderson, Zella H. Grooms Smith,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 11, 2023, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004431.
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