Baltimore Chapter Charter Members

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was organized in January 1945 by the Cornelias, a ladies' social club founded by Gaynelle Spaulding. Mothers in the social club were friends with members of the founding chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., which was established in Philadelphia in 1938. Jack and Jill chapters spread first to New York City in 1939; to Washington DC in 1940; to Pittsburgh in 1944; and then to Baltimore in 1945.

The Baltimore Maryland Chapter began with twenty-five members. Sadie Marshall Douglas, President of the Cornelias became the first President of the chapter. Our charter members are:  

Majorie Alexander

Lucille Jackson

Elsie Sessoms

Grace Burkett

Helen King

Charlotte Shervington

Marion Cofer

Zaidee Koger

Gaynelle Spaulding

Mercedes Douglas

Charolette Mebane

Mable Spaulding

Sadie Douglas

Majorie Moses

Guinevere Spencer

Frances Hill

Nellie Moore

Anita Wheatley

Blanche Hughes

Doris Oswell

Catherine Wilson

Emma Hughes

Leila Powell

Vernice Wynn

 The twenty-five founding members remained intact until the Baltimore Chapter grew to fifty members in 1947.