Active Duty Entered
She enlisted in the Army in December of 1942, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was ordered to active duty on March 3, 1943, at the WAAC Training Center in Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
Anna L. Rucker Altherton Anderson died in Brooklyn, NY. She is buried in the Louisville Cemetery in Louisville, KY.
Sources: Kentucky Birth Index (Ancestry); U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry); Veterans' Gravesites (Ancestry); see Anna Louise Rucker Anderson at Find A Grave; "Obituaries: Anderson, Anna Louise (Rucker)," The Courier-Journal, 08/31/2004, p.B6; "Seven Negro Auxiliaries from Kentucky ...," The Courier-Journal, 02/191943, p.4.
*Anna Louise Rucker Anderson should not be confused with Ann L. Rucker Anderson (1907-1977) who was from Atlanta, GA, was the wife of KY House Member Charles W. Anderson, Jr., and was a librarian at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY, from 1934-1941.
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Cited in this Entry
|NKAA Source:||National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source:||Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Anderson, Anna Louise Rucker Altherton,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 18, 2022, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004539.
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