Lady Randolph Churchill Biography
(Socialite, Mother of Winston Churchill)
Birthday: January 9, 1854 (Capricorn)
Born In: Cobble Hill, New York, United States
Jennie Spencer-Churchill CI RRC DStJ (née Jerome), better known as Lady Randolph Churchill, was a British socialite born in America. The wife and later widow of Lord Randolph Churchill, she garnered widespread attention due to her son, Sir Winston Churchill, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1940 and 1945. Originally from New York, Jennie spent the early years of her life in US. At one point, she got a job as a magazine editor. In 1914, she was made the chair of the hospital committee for the American Women's War Relief Fund. Jennie married three times in her life. Lord Churchill was her first husband, to whom she was married from 1874 until his death in 1895. She then married British Officer George Cornwallis-West in 1900 and divorced him in 1914. Her third and final husband was the British Civil Servant Montagu Porch, with whom she exchanged wedding vows in 1918. Lady Churchill passed away three years later. She was 67 years old at the time.