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Birth Place of Jennie Jerome

 
 
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By Erik Lander, December 1, 2008
1. Birth Place of Jennie Jerome Marker
Inscription.  In this house in January 1850 was born Jennie Jerome later Lady Randolph Churchill.

She was the mother of The Rt Honorable Winston Spencer Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain and staunch friend of the United States.

This plaque is erected as a memorial to Lady Churchill to evidence the esteem and affection in which her son is held by the people of this community.

Dedicated in March 1952.
 
Erected 1952.
 
Location. 40° 41.196′ N, 73° 59.884′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Henry Street near Kane Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 Henry Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cobble Hill Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cornelius Heeney (approx. mile away); Louis Valentine Jr. Ballfield/Carroll Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ponkiesberg Fortification (approx. 0.4
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By Larry Gertner, May 3, 2019
2. Birth Place of Jennie Jerome Marker site
426 Henry Street
miles away); Soldiers and Sailors World War I Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooklyn Municipal Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brooklyn Heights (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Regarding Birth Place of Jennie Jerome. According to The AIA (American Institute of Architecture) Guide To New York City, Fifth Edition "Winnie's Mom didn't live here: At 426 Henry Street, just south of Kane, a plaque claims that Winston Churchill's mother, Jennie Jerome, was born in that house in 1850. Actually, she was born in 1854 in a house on Amity Street near Court. The confusion results from the fact that Jennie's folks had lived with her uncle, Addison G. Jerome, at 292 (now renumbered 426) henry Street prior to her birth."
 
Also see . . .  Lady Randolph Churchill - Jennie Jerome - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 26, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Confusion About Jerome's Birthplace
A June 14, 1969
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Internet Archive
3. Lady Randolph Churchill
from American Women by Mary Ashton Rice Livermore & Frances Elizabeth Willard, 1897.
New York Times article by Ralph G. Martin states that Jennie Jerome was born at 8 Amity Street and also that she was born on January 9, 1854 (not 1850 as the plaque states). An August 4, 1899 New York Times states that Jerome was born in Rochester, New York and is cited as the source for listing that as her birthplace on the current wikipedia entry. Historian Francis Morrone states in An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn (2001) that Jennie Jerome was born at 197 Amity Street. Knowing the thoroughness of Francis Morrone's work, I'd tend to believe his assertion.
    — Submitted August 2, 2010, by Todd Florio of Brooklyn, New York.

 
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By Larry Gertner, May 3, 2019
4. Henry Street
The streetsigns place the house in the Cobble Hill Historic District.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 18, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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