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 1946.

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

Elsie Sessoms

Lucille Jackson

Grace Burkett

Charlotte Shervington

Helen King

Marion Cofer

Gaynelle Spaulding

Zaidee Koger

Mercedes Douglas

Mable Spaulding

Charolette Mebane

Sadie Douglas

Guinevere Spencer

Majorie Moses

Frances Hill

Anita Wheatley

Nellie Moore

Blanche Hughes

Catherine Wilson

Doris Oswell

Emma Hughes

Vernice Wynn

Leila Powell

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