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

Cunningham, Josephine

(born: January 28, 1918) 

Military Branch

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, 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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Outside Kentucky Place Name

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“Cunningham, Josephine,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 24, 2024,

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