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

Payne, Nellie Q.

(born: 1921) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 23, 1943


Nellie Q. Payne was born in Virginia. She was enumerated in the 1940 U.S. Census when she was living in Ashland, KY with her aunt and uncle, Alfred and Margaret Hicks. Nellie Payne was employed as a maid in 1940. She had been living in Ashland since at least 1935. In 1943, she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. 

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