2 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2016 1:23 PM by Jeanne Ostnes

    How can I find WWI Women Veterans Status information?

       

      American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary 11/19/2019. We are located in Anchorage Alaska. We are verifying and getting biographical information of our resident service members, some of which have passed. Ancestry.com or Fold3 do not have any information on the women I am researching. Women were working in the Army Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Bilingual civilian telephone operators working with the Army were organized and trained by AT&T and took the same oath of allegiance as male soldiers. Dubbed the "Hello Girls," they were not recognized until the 1970's as veteran.

      My interest is in 7 ladies listed below who are identified by our City of Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery as veterans. Where can I get verification and further information about them?

       

       

      Name                          DOB        DOD             Age

      Laura Williams           1867      7.29.45            78

      Alice Kraft                  1895     11.26.32           37

      Anna L. Rodefeld       1895       8.3.75             79

      Margaret Abercrombie 1897     6.15.45           48

      Bernice Kaufman         1898     4.10.90           91

      Mary Gertrude Smith    1890    3.16.77           86

      Nora Black           6.22.1877      5.21.40          62