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

Katherine M. Whaley married Samuel Husbands on January 2, 1946. The couple lived in New York. Katherine Marie Whaley Husbands died in Calverton, NY, in 2021. She is buried in the Calverton National Cemetery.

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; Kentucky County Marriage Records in Ancestry; see Katherine Whaley Husbands in Find A Grave.

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


Cited in this Entry

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

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Husbands, Katherine Marie Whaley,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 29, 2022,

Last modified: 2021-10-24 12:38:19