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

Lutz, Emma Lee

(born: 1917) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

December 5, 1942


Emma L. Lutz was married and living in Cincinnati, OH when she enlisted in the Army, according to her enlistment record in Ancestry and the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was born in Kentucky. In 1946, Emma and artist John C. Lutz divorced. The couple had been married since at least 1940 when they were enumerated in the U.S. Census when Emma was employed as a maid for a private family. They were also listed on p. 1084 in William's Cincinnati Directory, 1938

Sources: "Wacs sworn in at ceremony," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/6/1942, p. 38; "New suits filed: Court of Common Pleas," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/7/1946, p. 20; and "Divorces are granted," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/25/1946, p. 10.

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NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Williams' Cincinnati directory, 1938
NKAA Source: The Cincinnati enquirer (newspaper)
NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)

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“Lutz, Emma Lee,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed February 21, 2024,

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