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

Lawson, Jessie M.

(born: 1919) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

December 12, 1942


Jessie M. Lawson was married when she enlisted in the Army in Fort Hayes, OH, in 1942, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. Lawson was born in Kentucky. When she enlisted, she was living in Fayetteville, WV, and working as a cook. Jessie M. Lawson divorced George Lawson in Fayetteville in 1946.

Source: "Three divorces," Beckley Post-Herald, 10/4/1946, p.2.

Outside Kentucky Place Name


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Beckley post-herald (newspaper)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Lawson, Jessie M.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 22, 2023,

Last modified: 2022-01-11 03:56:13