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

Taylor, Juanita Clay

(born: February 28, 1919  -  died: April 19, 2011) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 19, 1943

Exit Rank

Tec 5


Juanita Clay was living in Louisville, KY, when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to the record in Ancestry. She was born in Frankfort, KY, the daughter of James B. and Kate Nelson Clay. The family was enumerated in the 1920, 1930, and the 1940 U.S. Census. In 1940, Juanita and her sister were employed as maids and their brother was a shoeshine boy in a barbershop. Juanita Clay enlisted in 1943. She later married Harry W. Taylor. After her military service, Juanita C. Taylor was a federal employee. She lived in North Highlands, CA. She died in Sacramento, CA, in 2011, and she is buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Frankfort, KY.

Sources: Juanita Clay Taylor at Find A Grave; Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; "Taylor, Juanita Clay," The Sacramento Bee, 05/22/2011, p.B7.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Sacramento bee (newspaper)

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“Taylor, Juanita Clay,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 1, 2021,

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