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In 1943, she enlisted in the Army in Indianapolis, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She returned home after her service and was employed as a food service worker. She died in Indianapolis and is buried in New Crown Cemetery.
Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; Indiana Death Certificate State #61-009586 (Ancestry); U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans (Ancestry); "Deaths and Funerals: and Miss Mary H. Harris," The Indianapolis News, 3/28/1961, p. 9.
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|NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source: The Indianapolis news (newspaper)|
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“Harris, Mary Helen,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 23, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004518.
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