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Jessica Mitford

Jessica MitfordAKA Jessica Lucy Freeman-Mitford

Born: 11-Sep-1917
Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England
Died: 23-Jul-1996
Location of death: Oakland, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The American Way of Death

Father: David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale (b. 1878, d. 1958)
Mother: Sydney Bowles
Sister: Nancy Mitford (novelist, b. 28-Nov-1904, d. 30-Jan-1973)
Sister: Pamela Mitford (b. 25-Nov-1907, d. 12-Apr-1994)
Brother: Thomas Mitford (b. 2-Jan-1909, d. 30-Mar-1945 kia)
Sister: Diana Mosley (b. 17-Jun-1910, m. Oswald Mosley, d. 11-Aug-2003)
Sister: Unity Valkyrie Mitford (b. 8-Aug-1914, d. 28-May-1948)
Sister: Deborah Devonshire (b. 31-Mar-1920, m. Andrew Cavendish)
Husband: Edmond Romilly (nephew of Winston Churchill, m. 1937, d. 1942 kia, one daughter)
Daughter: Constancia
Husband: Robert Edward Treuhaft (attorney, m. 21-Jun-1943, d. 11-Nov-2001, two sons)
Daughter: Julia Romilly (b. 20-Dec-1937, d. May-1938 measles)
Daughter: Constancia Romilly ("Dinky", b. 9-Feb-1941)
Son: Nicholas Treuhaft (b. 1944, d. 1955 automobile accident)
Son: Benjamin Treuhaft (b. Oct-1947)

    Administrator: Financial Director, California Labor School

    Communist Party USA (1943-58)
    Naturalized US Citizen (1944)
    Took the Fifth California State Senate Un-American Activities Committee (Dec-1963)

Author of books:
Hons and Rebels (1960)
The American Way of Death (1963, social studies)
The Trial of Dr. Spock, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr., Michael Ferber, Mitchell Goodman, and Marcus Raskin (1969, history)
Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business (1973, social studies)
A Fine Old Conflict (1977, memoir)
Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking (1980)
Grace Had an English Heart: Story of Grace Darling, Heroine and Victorian Superstar (1988, biography)
The American Way of Birth (1992, social studies)
The American Way of Death Revisited (1998, social studies)


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