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In the 1930 U.S. Census, Dorothy L. Baker's mother has remarried and her name was Blanche Hunter. The family still lived in Central City. In the 1940 U.S. Census, Blanche Hunter was again a widow and she lived in Central City with her son Andrew Baker and a border. The family is enumerated as "white" in the census record. Dorothy L. Baker had moved on from Central City, KY. In 1942, she was married to Benjie E. Tardy and the couple lived in Indianapolis, according to the city directory. Two years later, Dorothy Tardy enlisted in the Army. After her military service, she would return to Indianapolis where she married James H. Burress. Dorothy Baker Tardy Burress died in Indianapolis, IN, in 1997 and she is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Sources: Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; see Dorothy L. Burress at Find A Grave; Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File; James Henry (Jack) Baker, Kentucky Death Certificate File #13379, Registered #44 in Ancestry; and Polk's Indianapolis (Marion County, IND.) City Directory, 1942, p.1295.
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|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source:||Polk's Indianapolis (Marion County, Ind.) city directory (serial)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Burress, [Susie] Dorothy Lee Baker Tardy,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 29, 2022, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004392.
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