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By 1937, Katherine S. Lawson was the wife of Harry Armstrong. They are listed in the city directory and they are enumerated in the 1940 U.S. Census. Harry was a porter and Katherine was a waitress. In 1943, Katherine enlisted in the Army. After her military service, Katherine S. Armstrong moved to Cincinnati, OH, where she was employed as an elevator operator. She was no longer married to Harry Armstrong. She married Ira Bolden in Cincinnati, OH, in 1948. Katherine S. Lawson Armstrong Bolden died in 1988, and she is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery.
Resources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Cincinnati, Ohio Spring Grove Cemetery Index in Ancestry; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files in Ancestry; see Katherine S. Lawson Bolden in Find A Grave; "Marriage licenses," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 03/05/1948, p.19; Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY.) City Directory, 1937, p.34.
* Prior to 1947, there was the Army Air Forces. The U.S. Air Force became a separate military service with the National Security Act of 1947. There were women who continued in the Army while performing Air Force duties. The following year, 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 libguide.
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|NKAA Source:||National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source:||The Cincinnati enquirer (newspaper)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Bolden, Katherine S. Lawson Armstrong,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 4, 2022, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004462.
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