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

Bowman, Sallie Mae

(born: January 1, 1919  -  died: May 3, 1969) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

September 1, 1943

Active Duty Exit

January 20, 1946

Exit Rank

Tech 4 - 9 WAC Hospital Company


Sallie Mae Bowman was born in Sadieville, KY, the daughter of Carrie Cutwright and William Bowman. The family is enumerated in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Census. In the 1940 U.S. Census, Sallie M. Bowman was living with her cousin Harrison Hurley and his wife Elizabeth. She enlisted in the Army in 1943 in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. Sallie Mae Bowman died in Georgetown, KY, and she is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery.  

*This particular Sallie Mae Bowman was NOT the wife of Llewellyn Smith Bowman as stated at Find A Grave!

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; see Sallie Mae Bowman at Find A Grave; U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans in Ancestry; "Miss Sallie Mae Bowman," The Lexington Leader, 05/05/1969, p.16.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Scott County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Sadieville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Georgetown, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Lexington leader (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Bowman, Sallie Mae,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 30, 2023,

Last modified: 2021-10-22 16:46:24