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

Baldwin, Rosetta Fox Carter

(born: February 24, 1919  -  died: September 26, 1997) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

August 31, 1943

Active Duty Exit

December 11, 1945

Exit Rank

Tech 5


Rosetta Fox was born in Hebbardsville, KY, the daughter of Claude Fox and Nannie B. Barnes. She was living in Henderson, KY when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in Ancestry. At that time, she was married to Sylvester Carter and working as a maid; the couple had married in 1942, one year before Rosetta enlisted in the Army.

Two years after her military service, Rosetta Fox Carter was divorced; she married Willie Baldwin in Orlando, FL September 6, 1947. Rosetta Fox Carter Baldwin died in Orlando and is buried in Washington Park Cemetery. 

Sources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Florida Death Index in Ancestry; U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry; U.S. Veterans' Gravesites in Ancestry; Florida County Marriage Records in Ancestry; Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; and "Marriage licenses," St. Louis Star-Times, 8/13/1942, p. 16.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Henderson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

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Read about Henderson, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name

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NKAA Source: St. Louis star and times (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

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