Shade, Dorothy

This project has been completed. You can view the transcribed interview with Dorothy Shade and other military veterans here.


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    Interview 1 with Dorothy Shade (Interviewer: Gwen C. Murray)

    Interview 2 with Dorothy Shade (Interviewer: Gwen C. Murray)

Dorothy Mae Hartman Shade was born on June 16, 1924, in Easton, Pennsylvania, to George E. and Catharine Vannatta Hartman. By 1940, the Hartman family was living in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Dorothy's father was an insurance superintendent. During World War II, Dorothy Hartman served in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), a unit of the U.S. Naval Reserve. She worked in the Enlisted Records unit of a U.S. Navy demobilization station in San Francisco, California, hold the rank of Store Keeper Dispersing.

Later getting married and taking the surname Shade, Dorothy Shade came to live in Pinehurst, N.C. Dorothy H. Shade died on November 27, 2007, in Pinehurst, N.C.