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By 1937, Katherine S. Lawson was the wife of Harry Armstrong. They are listed in the Lexingtgon city directory and enumerated in the 1940 U.S. Census. Harry was a porter and Katherine was a waitress. In 1943, Katherine enlisted in the Army. After her military service, she moved to Cincinnati, OH, where she was employed as an elevator operator. She was no longer married to Harry Armstrong. She married Ira Bolden in Cincinnati in 1948. Katherine S. Lawson Armstrong Bolden died in 1988 and is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery.
Resources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Cincinnati, Ohio Spring Grove Cemetery Index in Ancestry; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files in Ancestry; Katherine S. Lawson Bolden in Find A Grave; "Marriage licenses," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/5/1948, p. 19; and Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY.) City Directory, 1937, p. 34.
* Prior to 1947, the Army Air Forces was the designation for air elements of the military. The U.S. Air Force became a separate military service with the National Security Act of 1947. There were women who continued in the Army while performing Air Force duties. The following year, 1948, women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) were able to transfer to Women in the Air Force (WAF). See Women in the Air Force, an Air University libguide.
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“Bolden, Katherine S. Lawson Armstrong,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 27, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004462.
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