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In 1943, she enlisted in the Army in Indianapolis, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. Mary Helen Harris returned home after her service, and was employed as a food service worker. She died in Indianapolis and is buried in New Crown Cemetery.
Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; Indiana Death Certificate State #61-009586 (Ancestry); U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans (Ancestry); "Deaths and Funerals: Miss Mary H. Harris," The Indianapolis News, 03/28/1961, p.9.
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|NKAA Source:||National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source:||The Indianapolis news (newspaper)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Harris, Mary Helen,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 1, 2022, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004518.
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