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

Jones, Virginia Lee Haley

(born: August 17, 1923  -  died: October 23, 2013) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

September 19, 1942


Virginia Lee Haley was born in Maysville, KY, the daughter of Lansing and Katherine Moore Haley. The family is enumerated in the 1930 and the 1940 U.S. Censuses. In the 1940 census, the race notation has been misinterpreted as white. Virginia's mother was a widow in 1940; Virginia's father had died in 1936. Her mother died in 1949.

Virginia L. Haley was a nurse when she enlisted in the Army at Fort Hayes, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was living in Cleveland, OH when she enlisted. She was still in the military when she married James Martin Jones, Jr. at Fort Huachuca in Arizona November 18, 1943. After their military service, Virginia and her husband lived in Marion, OH, where her husband had lived before his military service.

Virginia L. Jones worked with her husband in his medical practice. They later lived in Columbus, where Virginia Lee Haley Jones died in 2013. She is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Marion, OH. 

Sources: Arizona County Marriage Records in Ancestry; "Obituaries: Dr. James Martin Jones, Jr.," The Marion Star, 9/24/2003, p. 2; Ohio Death Records in Ancestry; Lansing Haley's Kentucky Death Certificate File #2501, Registered #3 (Ancestry); Katherine Haley at Find A Grave; and "Obituaries: Virginia L. Jones," The Marion Star, 10/27/2013, p. 2B.

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Maysville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Item Relations

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

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