Jennie Jerome Churchill


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Lady Randolph Churchill (9 January 1854 – 29 June 1921), born Jeanette Jerome, was the American-born wife of Lord Randolph Churchill and the mother of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Jeanette "Jennie" Jerome was born in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn in 1854, the second of three daughters of financier, sportsman, and speculator Leonard Jerome and his wife ... more »

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  • ''Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.''
    Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921), Anglo-American mother of Winston Churchill. "Friendship," Small Talk on Big Subjects (1916).
  • ''You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.''
    Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921), Anglo-American mother of Sir Winston Churchill. New York World (October 13, 1908).
  • ''You seem to have no real purpose in life and won't realize at the age of twenty-two that for a man life means work, and hard work if you mean to succeed.''
    Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921), Anglo-American mother of Winston Churchill. letter, Feb. 26, 1897, to Winston Churchill. Published in Ralph G. Ma...
  • ''There is no such thing as a moral dress.... It's people who are moral or immoral.''
    Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921), Anglo-American mother of Winston Churchill. quoted in Daily Chronicle (London, Feb. 16, 1921).
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