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

Withers, Cecil Elizabeth Jackson

(born: October 20, 1915  -  died: August 28, 1989) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

September 1, 1943

Active Duty Exit

March 30, 1945


Cecil E. Jackson enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was born in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Anna Hurley and Robert Jackson. The family is enumerated in the 1920 U.S. Census when they lived in New Castle, KY; in the 1930 U.S. Census, they lived in Madison, IN. Cecil was the wife of Daniel M. Withers. She returned to Kentucky after her military service and died in Louisville in 1989. 

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; Kentucky Death Index in Ancestry; U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; "Louisville Area Deaths: Daniel M. Withers," The Courier-Journal, 2/7/1981, p. 10; "Louisville Area Funerals: Cecil Elizabeth Jackson Withers," The Courier-Journal, 9/1/1989, p. 6; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry.

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NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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