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

Mosley, Lucy Beckett Laury

(born: September 29, 1919  -  died: June 2, 1986) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

July 21, 1943

Active Duty Exit

February 22, 1946


Lucy Beckett Laury was born in Lawrenceburg, KY, the daughter of Queen Victoria Perkins and George R. Laury, Sr. The family is enumerated in the 1920-1940 U.S. Censuses. In 1943 Lucy B. Laury enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. [Her last name is spelled "Laurie" in her enlistment record.] 

After her military service, Lucy B. Laury lived in Indianapolis, IN. She married Norris D. Mosley in 1947. Lucy next lived in Cleveland, OH, where she was a clerk for 30 years at the Naval Finance Center, retiring in 1984. She died in Indianapolis in 1986 and is buried in the Woodlawn  Hills Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, KY.  

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; "Marriage licenses," The Indianapolis Star, 2/16/1947, p. 20; Indiana Death Certificate state #06 022074 in Ancestry; "Deaths and funerals: Lucy B. Mosley," The Indianapolis News, 6/4/1986, p. 59; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry.

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Lawrenceburg, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Item Relations

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NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Indianapolis star (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Indianapolis news (newspaper)

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