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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MATTIE OSBORNE SPICER PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Mattie O. Spicer, of Wilkes County, North Carolina, served in the Women’s Army Corps from April 1943 to January 1946.


BIOGRAPHY

Mattie Osbourne Spicer was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on her family’s farm. She graduated from Elkin High School in 1938 when she was twenty-one. After graduating, she worked at Rose’s dime store and then at Chatham Manufacturing Company.

In April 1943, Spicer joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. She went to basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and then to Fort Wright on Fishers Island, New York, where she was in charge of the post office. Spicer was discharged in 1946. After the war she married and was active in the VFW Auxiliary.

Spicer returned home to take care of her sister and her sister’s children. She married Tom Spicer in 1949.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Mattie Osborne Spicer, circa 1944
Item # WV0107.6.001
From the Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999
Item # WV0107.5.001
From the Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Ronda Newsletter, 1995, 1997