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Prior to joining the Army, Hattie Tevis had been a member of the Negro Nurse Unit in Lexington. She was one of the students in the series of Negro home nursing classes held in Lexington in August 1942. The classes were taught at the Public Health Center. Tevis was also a member of Section 2 of the Colored Division of the War Chest Drive.
Hattie E. Tevis was born in Camp Nelson, KY, the daughter of Maude Spillman and James Tevis. The family was living in Bethel, KY (Jessamine County) when they were enumerated in the 1920 U.S. Census. They were living in Lee, KY, when they were enumerated in the 1930 U.S. Census.
Hattie E. Tevis Gardner died in Chicago, IL in 1973. She is buried in the Camp Nelson Family Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY.
Sources: "WAC anniversary finds 153 central Kentuckians serving," Sunday Herald-Leader, 5/14/1944, p. 10; "Honor Roll: May local women now in the WAAC," The Lexington Herald, 7/1/1943, p. 18; "Class meeting called," The Lexington Leader, 8/3/1942, p. 3; "Double V garden party in "Colored Notes," the bottom of column 7, Sunday Herald-Leader, 8/16/1942, p. 12; and "Colored Notes," The Lexington Herald, 10/29/1942, p. 13.
See also James Tevis in "Colored Notes," The Lexington Leader, 5/15/1954, p. 7; Hattie Tevis Gardner at Find A Grave; "Gardner, Miss Hattie," Lexington Herald, 8/3/1973, p. 2; and the Cook County, Illinois Death Index in Ancestry.
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