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

Beasley, Eddie Jean Cox

(born: September 21, 1925  -  died: January 9, 1983) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered



Eddie J. Cox was the daughter of Homer and Bessie Broadus Cox. The family is enumerated in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census records when they lived in Maysville, KY. In 1948, Eddie Cox joined the WACS and did her basic training at the Women's Army Corp Training Center at Camp Lee, VA. She and Marilyn Leachman, from Springfield, were the only ones from Kentucky in their company.

Cox settled in Ohio after her military service. In 1961, the name Eddie Jean Cox was listed in The Courier-Journal's report of abandoned property at the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee.

Eddie J. Cox Beasley died in Cincinnati, OH and is buried beside her mother in the Butler County Memorial Park Cemetery in Trenton, OH.

Sources:"62 Women soldiers studying leadership: Regular Army's first race Wacs in training," The Pittsburgh Courier, 12/25/1948, p. 14; Eddie Jean Cox, 148 Fourth, Maysville, Ky. $66, on p. 12 of  "Jefferson County. Report of Property Presumed Abandoned as of July 1, 1960," The Courier-Journal, 10/10/1960, pp. 10-15; Eddie J. Beasley at Find A Grave; and "Death Notices: Beasley, Eddie Jean," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/10/1983, p. D9.

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NKAA Source: The Pittsburgh courier (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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