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Judge Jennie D. Loitman

Judge Jennie D. Loitman

I4633   Female 1891 - 1969  (77 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 7 ancestors and 27 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jennie D. Loitman 
    Born 12 Oct 1891 
    Gender Female 
    1900 United States Federal Census 1900  68 Allen Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Mar 1969  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 77 years 
    Buried Aft 28 Mar 1969  Sharon Memoral Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Judge Jennie Loitman Barron (1891 - 1969) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Judge Jennie Loitman Barron (1891 - 1969) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Plot: Section Mt. of Olives, 20, Lot 386, 3
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I4633  MyMispoche
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2016 

    Father Morris Loitman
              b. Abt 1862
              d. 20 Dec 1946, 19 Glendale Road, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Fannie Castleman
              b. Mar 1867, Izyaslav, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine (Zaslav) Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Aug 1948  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Bef 1886 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F1257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Samuel Barron, Jr.
              b. 27 Dec 1891
              d. 30 Jun 1968  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Living
    Married: 1x2. Deborah Barron
              b. Abt 1923
              d. Abt 1956  (Age ~ 33 years)
    Married: 1x3. Living
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Judge Jennie Loitman Barron
    Judge Jennie Loitman Barron
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  • Notes 
    • American Mother of the Year
    • Jennie Loitman Barron (1891-1969) became the state's first full-time woman judge in 1934. She served for thirty years, twenty in the Boston Municipal Court and ten in the Superior Court. As alawyer representing the League of Women Voters, she successfully argued for women's service on juries. Before she became a judge, Barron served on the Boston School Committee in the late1920s, where she focused attention on substandard school conditions. In the late 1990s, four of the eleven Boston Municipal Court justices were women.

  • Sources 
    1. [S589] Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003, (Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Service, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005), Jennie Barron.
    2. [S806] Find a Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com/).
      Birth: Oct. 12, 1891
      Boston
      Suffolk County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Death: Mar. 28, 1969
      Boston
      Suffolk County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Chosen as America?s ?Mother of the Year? for 1959, Judge Jennie Loitman Barron of Brookline, Mass. was a Boston-born daughter of Russian immigrants Morris and Fanny (Castleman) Loitman.
      She received her B.A. and LL.M. degrees from Boston University, opening her own law practice after graduating in 1914. A suffragist, she was active in the movement and later worked with the League of Women Voters to address unfair marriage and divorce laws in the country and wrote the League?s official argument for women to finally be allowed to serve on juries. In 1918, she organized a campaign to allow women to become notaries in Massachusetts.
      In that same year, she married lawyer Samuel Barron, Jr., and they practiced together as the firm of Barron & Barron. While working she had three daughters, all of whom graduated from Wellesley: Erma (Mrs. Phili Wernick); Mrs. Deborah Blazer, who died in 1956; and Mrs. Joy Rachlin, herself a practicing attorney and the wife of surgeon William B. Rachlin.
      She was the first woman to present evidence to a Grand Jury in Massachusetts and the first to prosecute major criminal cases in the state. She was the first woman appointed for life to the Municipal Court of Boston (1937), and the first woman appoint to the Superior Court of Massachusetts (1959). She also served as Assistant Attorney General for Massachusetts (1934-1935).
      Active in community, state and national organizations throughout her life, she died of a heart condition at Beth Israel Hospital on 28 Mar 1969.
      Her papers were donated to Radcliffe?s Schlessinger Library.
      Family links:
      Parents:
      Morris Loitman (1862 - 1946)
      Fannie E. Castleman Loitman (1867 - 1948)
      Spouse:
      Samuel Barron (1891 - 1968)
      Children:
      Joy Barron Rachlin (1931 - 2008)*
      Siblings:
      Esther B. Loitman Grossman (1888 - 1962)*
      Rose Loitman Lerner (1890 - 1988)*
      Jennie Loitman Barron (1891 - 1969)
      Berney Loitman (1903 - 1907)*
      *Calculated relationship
      Inscription:
      BELOVED WIFE AND DEVOTED MOTHER
      JUDGE JENNIE LOITMAN BARRON
      FIRST WOMAN JUSTICE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SUPERIOR COURT
      AMERICAN MOTHER OF THE YEAR ? 1959
      ?SHE LIVES IN THE ACTS OF GOODNESS SHE PERFORMED?
      OCTOBER 12, 1891
      MARCH 28, 1969
      Burial:
      Sharon Memorial Park
      Sharon
      Norfolk County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Plot: Section Mt. of Olives, 20, Lot 386, 3
      Created by: Mom
      Record added: May 04, 2014
      Find A Grave Memorial# 129204220