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

Anderson, Flora Mae Maxwell

(born: January 17, 1916  -  died: September 12, 1994) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 12, 1943

Notes

Flora Mae Maxwell was born in Pulaski, TN, the daughter of Richard and Florence Ella Reynolds Maxwell. The family is enumerated in the 1920 and the 1930 U.S. Census when they were living in Tennessee. Flora's mother had remarried and her name is given as Ella Harwell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1939, Flora M. Maxwell is listed in the Louisville, KY, city directory; she was employed as a maid. Her family continued living in Tennessee and her family members are enumerated in the 1940 U.S. Census.

In 1943, Flora M. Maxwell was still living in Louisville, KY, when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She completed her military service and returned to Louisville. On August 26, 1950, Flora M. Maxwell married James A. Anderson in Indiana. The couple resided in Louisville, KY, where Flora Anderson was employed as a practical nurse.

Flora M. Maxwell Anderson died in Louisville, KY, in 1994 and she is buried in Green Meadows Memorial Cemetery.

Sources: Caron's Louisville (Kentucky) City Directory 1939, p.1110; Indiana Marriages in Ancestry; see Flora Mae "Andy" Anderson at Find A Grave; "Louisville Area Deaths: Flora Mae "Andy" Anderson," The Courier-Journal, 09/14/1994, p.11.

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References

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Caron's Louisville (Kentucky) city directory (annual)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Anderson, Flora Mae Maxwell,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 25, 2022, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004506.

Last modified: 2021-11-29 20:25:03