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In 1944, Katherine Harris was listed in the Lexington newspaper as one of the 153 WACs from Kentucky; she had enlisted in 1943. After her military service, she returned to Kentucky, where she married Louis V. Sorell. That marriage ended in 1947. She then married Charles Shields. The couple is listed in the 1956 Lexington city directory. She later married Charles Fife. Katherine D. Harris died in 1992 in Lexington.
Sources: "Funeral Notices: Harris," Lexington Herald-Leader, 1/13/1992, p. 20; "Wac anniversary finds 153 central Kentuckians serving," Sunday Herald-Leader, 5/14/1944, p. 10; U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY.) City Directory, 1956, p. 552; "In & Around: Marriages dissolved," The Saturday Herald and Leader, 9/26/1981, pp. D10-D11; and "New suits filed," The Lexington Leader, 2/14/1947, p. 3.
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|NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source: The Lexington herald and Lexington leader|
|NKAA Source: Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY.) city directory (annual)|
|NKAA Source: Lexington leader (newspaper)|
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“Fife, Katherine D. Harris Sorell Shields,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 2, 2023, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004474.
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