Active Duty Entered
In the 1940 U.S. Census, Christina Dudley was married to William Harris, a groom in the horse racing industry; the couple lived with Christina's mother in Lexington. In 1943, Christina enlisted in the Army. After her military service, she returned to Lexington. In 1951, Christina and William Harris filed for divorce, but the divorce may not have been finalized: in William's 1958 death notice, Christina Harris is listed as his wife.
In 1960 there was a family dispute concerning the sale of property owned by Pauline Dudley to Charlie Rosenberg. Christina Harris and her mother Pauline Dudley moved from Lexington to Philadelphia, PA the day after the sale. Pauline died in Philadelphia on March 27, 1961. Christina Dudley moved to Michigan, and her last address was in Detroit where she died in 1988.
Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; "Colored Notes: Daniel Dudley," The Lexington Herald, 7/13/1934, p. 16; Polk's Lexington (Kentucky) City Directory, 1931-32, p. 191; "In and Around Lexington: new suits filed," The Lexington Herald, 11/17/1951, p. 4; "Colored Notes: William Henry Harris," The Lexington Herald, 10/9/1958, p. 17; "Suit is filed in house title," The Lexington Leader, 2/18/1961, p. 10; Pennsylvania Death Certificate file #027489-61 in Ancestry; Social Security Death Index in Ancestry; and U.S. Public Records Index in Ancestry.
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|NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source: The Lexington herald (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source: Polk's Lexington (Kentucky) city directory|
|NKAA Source: Lexington leader (newspaper)|
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“Harris, Christina Dudley,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 1, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004481.
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