From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)
Women's Army Corps
Active Duty Entered
November 13, 1943
Josephine Cunningham was living in Washington, D.C. when she enlisted in the Army, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. In D. C., she was living with the De Haven family who was also from Kentucky. Josephine Cunningham had been in D.C. for about five years, according to the 1940 U.S. Census. She came to D.C. from Mt. Sterling, KY, where she had been living with her uncle and aunt, John and Ida Cunningham, and their daughter Julia. The family is enumerated in the 1930 U.S. Census. Josephine Cunningham was born in Mt. Sterling, KY, the daughter of Laura Holmes, according to the Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry.
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|NKAA Source:||National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Cunningham, Josephine,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 28, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004451.
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