Active Duty Entered
In 1942, Marie Gurton was a waitress living in Frankfort, KY, according to her entry in the Frankfort city directory. That same year she had married and enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in Cincinnati, OH as Marie G. Sanders, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases.
After her military service she returned to Kentucky, where she married Zack Woodard. In 1951 the family lived in Frankfort. Marie later worked as a typist at the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Marie Bell Gurton Sanders Woodard died in Frankfort and is buried in the Sunset Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum there.
Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry); Polk's Frankfort (Franklin County, KY.) City Directory, 1942, p. 96; Polk's Frankfort (Franklin County, KY.) City Directory, 1951-52, p. 250; "Obituaries: Frankfort - Marie Gurton Woodard," Lexington Herald-Leader, 1/04/1998, p. 20; and Marie Gurton Woodard at Find A Grave.
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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: Polk's Frankfort (Franklin County, Ky) city directory|
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“Woodard, Marie Bell Gurton Sanders,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 6, 2023, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004540.
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