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Minnie was the daughter of Jerry Taylor Kavanaugh and Minnie K. Kavanaugh. In the 1910 U.S. Census, Minnie the younger was listed as Minnie Kavanaugh, Jr. The family lived in Germantown (Clark County), KY. In the 1920 Census, the family lived in Lexington. In the 1930 Census and 1939 city directory, the family was still living in Lexington, where Minnie A. Kavanaugh was a beautician in her mother's beauty salon.
In 1943, Minnie A. Kavanaugh enlisted in the Army. In 1945 she was back in Lexington, where she managed the beauty salon for the next decade. She died in Lexington and is buried in Cove Haven Cemetery.
Sources: "Transferred: Pvt. Minnie Armenta Kavanaugh," The Lexington Herald, 10/3/1944, p. 12; Minnie K. and Minnie Kavanaugh in Polk's Lexington City Directory, 1939, p. 335; Polk's Lexington City Directory, 1945, p. 216; and Minnie A. Kavanaugh in Find A Grave.
* Prior to 1947, Prior to 1947, the Army Air Forces was the designation for airborne aspects of the military. The U.S. Air Force became a separate military service with the National Security Act of 1947. Some women continued in the Army while performing Air Force duties. In 1948 women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) were able to transfer to Women in the Air Force (WAF). See Women in the Air Force, an Air University research guide.
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“Kavanaugh, Minnie Armenta,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 2, 2023, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004433.
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