Marion Turner Stubbs Thomas

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Marion Virginia Turner

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in Columbia, MD, USA
Cause of death: Complications from Stroke
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Patrick Turner, M.D. and Marion Carmencita Harris
Wife of Alfred Eugene Thomas, Jr.,MD.
Ex-wife of Frederick Douglass Stubbs, MD.
Mother of Patricia Stubbs Fleming; Fredrika S Hill and Linda L. Thomas

Managed by: Harold Gordon Fleming
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About Marion Virginia Turner

Marion Stubbs Thomas, socialite and founder of Jack and Jill Inc. (circa 1950s). This organization was founded in 1938 by mothers in the Black elite community to provide children and teens with social, cultural, and educational opportunities. Today, Jack and Jill has over 220 chapters in 35 states, with a membership of over 10,000 mothers and over 30,000 family members.

On January 21, 1938, Marion Stubbs Thomas organized a group of twenty-one mothers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the idea of establishing a social and cultural union for their children. From the beginning, this new club, Jack and Jill, focused on instilling values and leadership skills in their children and providing “all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood.”

From Wiki : Jack and Jill (organization) In January 1938, Marion Stubbs Thomas organized a group of twenty-one mothers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the idea of establishing a social and cultural union for their children. From the beginning, this new club, Jack and Jill, focused on instilling values and leadership skills in their children and providing "all the opportunities possible for a normal and graceful approach to a beautiful adulthood." This group in Philadelphia quickly inspired others to found similar organizations. The second "chapter" of Jack and Jill was established in New York City in 1939, and a third in Washington, D.C. in 1940. The local group became an inter-city association, expanding to Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Maryland, Boston, Buffalo, New York, Columbus, Ohio, Durham, North Carolina and Memphis, Tennessee between 1944 and June 1, 1946 -- the birth date of the national organization. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is divided into seven geographic regions for administrative purposes. Each region has a Director, Treasurer, Secretary and Foundation Member-at-Large, and is represented on a National Executive Board. At present, there are more than 230 Jack and Jill chapters in 35 states across the United States, with more than 10,000 mother members and 40,000 parents and children.

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Marion Turner Stubbs Thomas's Timeline

1910
January 18, 1910
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1934
June 1934
Age 24
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1994
March 1994
Age 84
Columbia, MD, USA
1994
Age 83
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Strafford, Pennsylvania, USA
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