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

Harlow, Emma Mildred

(born: September 25, 1920) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 21, 1943


Emma M. Harlow was born in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Fannie Anthony and James Richard Harlow, who were married August 30, 1913. They are enumerated in the 1920 U.S. Census, and later that year Emma M. Harlow was born.

Her parents separated sometime after 1920, and Fannie married Isaac Spencer in Indiana on June 2, 1929. The family is enumerated in the 1930 U.S. Census. Emma's name is given as Mildred Anthony. The family is also enumerated in the 1940 U.S. Census.

Emma M. Harlow enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH in 1943, according to her record in Ancestry and the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases.

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; Kentucky County Marriage Records in Ancestry;  and Indiana Marriages in Ancestry.

Kentucky County & Region

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NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

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“Harlow, Emma Mildred,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 22, 2024,

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