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

Washington, Frances Berniece Rollins

(born: September 21, 1918  -  died: February 14, 2005) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

August 28, 1943

Active Duty Exit

November 8, 1945

Exit Rank

Tech 4


Frances B. Rollins was born in Wurtland, KY, the daughter of Irene Chillison and William K. Rollins. The Rollins family is enumerated in the 1920, 1930, and 1940 U.S. Censuses. Frances Rollins was employed as a maid in 1940. She was living in Russell, KY in 1942 when she enlisted in the WACs in Cincinnati, OH, according to her entry in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases.

After her military service, Rollins married Luther G. Washington in Lawrence, OH on November 23, 1946. They lived in Ironton, OH, where Frances Berniece Rollins Washington died in 2005. She is buried in the Woodland Cemetery.

Sources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Frances Berniece Rollins Washington at Find A Grave; Ohio Marriage Records in Ancestry; Ohio Death Records in Ancestry; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry.

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“Washington, Frances Berniece Rollins,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 25, 2024,

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