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

Husbands, Katherine Marie Whaley

(born: February 2, 1920  -  died: April 5, 2021) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 19, 1943

Exit Rank



Katherine M. Whaley was born in Maysville, KY, the daughter of Kattie Myall and Walter Whaley. The family is enumerated in the 1930 U.S. Census. Katherine  enlisted in the Army in 1943, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She served during World War II and the Korean War.

Katherine married Samuel Husbands on January 2, 1946; they lived in New York. Katherine Whaley Husbands died in Calverton, NY, in 2021 and is buried in the Calverton National Cemetery.

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; and  Kentucky County Marriage Records in Ancestry. See Katherine Whaley Husbands entry at the Find A Grave website.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Mason County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Maysville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name

Item Relations

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NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

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“Husbands, Katherine Marie Whaley,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 25, 2024,

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