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

Mott, Mildred M. Elkins

(born: April 5, 1917  -  died: July 23, 1976) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

September 1, 1943

Active Duty Exit

February 20, 1946


Mildred M. Elkins enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was born in Paris, KY, the daughter of James and Cynthia Elkins. The family is enumerated in the 1920 and the 1930 U.S. Censuses when they were living with Will and Mandy Elkins in Paris. In the 1940 U.S. Census, Mildred was living with her mother Cynthia and stepfather Joe Lyter, who were married in 1934.

In 1943, Mildred M. Elkins enlisted in the Army. After her military service, she lived in Chicago, IL and later came back to Paris, KY. She was the wife of Edwin D. Mott. Mildred M. Elkins Mott died in Lexington, KY and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Sources: "Obituaries: Mott. Mrs. Mildred E. Mott," The Saturday Herald and Leader, 7/24/1976, p. 27; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry; "Paris Colored Notes," The Lexington Herald, 12/16/1934, p. 7; and "Obituaries: Lyter, Mrs. Cynthia," The Lexington Leader, 4/16/1970, p. 16.

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NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: The Lexington herald and Lexington leader
NKAA Source: The Lexington herald (newspaper)
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