|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1883|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1966|
Jessie was born in Peavine, Georgia, a daughter of the late Thomas Willis Jones and Ruth Mahalia Williams. Her siblings include Edna, Col. Thomas Willis Jones, Jr, Mabel, Sam, and Carl.
She married Thomas R. Brooke.
Their son, US Navy Commander Russell J. Brooke, Sr wrote the following about his mother:
"She was quite a person. She was a civic leader at a time in Atlanta when most persons became civic leaders by contributing large sums of money to the institutions of their interest. My mother couldn't do this. She had to lead a frugal life....she was a civic leader in the Camp Fire Girls and among the ladies in the Women's Club and in other areas. Mother was a student and believer in the Montessori method of child rearing. She was active in the Christmas Pageant at the City Auditorium on Courtland Street in Atlanta, across from the Hurt Park. Mother started as assistant to the director, but before the pageant was organized the director fell ill and Mother had to become the director. There were all sorts of problems, from temperamental artists, labor unions, and others that threatened to cancel the pageant. But my mother overcame them all. Once she arranged for Commander John J. London, head of the Naval R.O.T.C. of Georgia Tech to give a talk to the ladies at her club. Mother told him that she wanted her son, who was coming to Georgia Tech, to be in his Naval unit. Commander London asked why and Mother said, 'Because I like the blue uniforms better than those old army uniforms.' He laughed and said, 'I guess that is as good a reason as any.' I'm sure this is what got me into the Naval R.O.T.C. and started my Naval career."
Thomas Willis Jones (1860 - 1898)
Ruth M. Jones (1865 - 1913)
Thomas Russell Brooke (1883 - 1971)
Lola Ruth Brooke Sundt (1908 - 2004)*
Russell Jones Brooke (1910 - 1986)*
Marion Murphy Brooke (1913 - 2008)*
Jessie Jones Brooke (1883 - 1966)
Thomas Willis Jones (1889 - 1961)*
Created by: Brenda
Record added: Mar 25, 2013
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