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

Rout, Frances Deloise Paige

(born: February 6, 1920  -  died: April 26, 1956) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

August 27, 1943

Active Duty Exit

January 23, 1946

Exit Rank

Private First Class

Notes

Frances D. Paige was born in Lexington, KY, the daughter of Mary Smith and Harry Paige. In 1930, Frances, her father, and her siblings were all living with her aunt when the 1930 U.S. Census was completed. In 1941, it was noted in the "Colored Notes" of the local newspaper that Frances Deloise Paige was seriously ill. She recuperated, and in 1943, it was announced that Frances Paige had been accepted into the Army and would be doing her basic training at Fort Des Moines, IA.

Frances D. Paige had enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. In 1944, Frances D. Paige and her brother were home on furlough. Two years later and not too long after her military service, Frances Paige married Leslie B. Rout. The couple lived in Chicago where Frances died in 1956. Her funeral services were held in Lexington, and she is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; California Divorce Index in Ancestry; "Colored Notes: Frances Deloise Paige, " The Lexington Leader, 05/02/1941, p.16; "As we go marching on: Miss Frances Paige," The Lexington Herald, 04/09/1943, p.24; "Colored Notes," The Lexington Herald, 06/08/1944, p.9; "Colored Notes," The Lexington Herald, 03/09/1946, p.6; "Colored Notes: Services for Mrs. Frances Paige Rout," The Lexington Leader, 04/30/1956, p.19; "Colored Notes: Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Paige Rout," The Lexington Leader, 04/30/1956, p19; U.S. Headstone Application or Marker in Ancestry.

Kentucky County & Region

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References

Cited in this Entry

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

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Rout, Frances Deloise Paige,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 26, 2022, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004482.

Last modified: 2021-11-03 16:04:45