Harold C. Jaquith

was a key Near East Relief administrator in Constantinople. He was instrumental in the organization’s involvement in the population exchange between Greece and Turkey. He met his future wife, Mary Harin, at the NER-Constantinople office. You can read more about their exciting life together in H.C. and Mary Jaquith.

Peter J. Jansen

was one of 17 Americans to care for tens of thousands of orphans in Alexandropol during the siege of that city. He was stationed at Polygon Post. Near East Relief newsletter, June 11, 1921.

Maria P. Jacobsen

was a Danish missionary who dedicated her life to the children of the Near East. Miss Jacobsen ran Near East Relief’s Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon, Syria (now Lebanon).

Mary Harin Jaquith

was born in Yalta, Russia in 1898. She grew up speaking Russian, French, and English. The Harin family left Yalta in 1920 in the wake of World War I and the Russian Revolution. She took the name Mary and worked as an interpreter for Near East Relief in Constantinople. Mary met her future husband, H.C. Jaquith, while working in the Constantinople office. You can read more about their exciting life together in H.C. and Mary Jaquith.

Leah M. Jahnson

(Miss), of Brooklyn, N. Y., went overseas February 16, 1919. She served at Constantinople and Proti and came home June 12, 1920. She is now in the N.N.C. attached to the U.S.N. Hospital at Marc Island, Calif.

Cornelius M. Janney

was appointed to Near East Relief in Constantinople, April 25, 1919, and was assigned to Harpoot. He returned to the United States November 25, 1919, and may now be addressed 414 East Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Elsie Jameson

(Miss), of New York City, was a member of the “Leviathan” party and was assigned to the Beirut Area to do work in nursing and hygiene. She served at Aintab. At present she is a dietitian, her address being 37 East 76th Street, New York City.