Aunt Sissy’s first husband, or “John,” whom she agrees to marry after he wins a fist-fight with her father Thomas Rommely. A fireman who later dies in a blaze, a newspaper report identifies Sissy as his widow—meaning Sissy never divorced him. This “John” leaves Sissy his pension and places her in charge of his funeral arrangements, to Steve’s outrage.
Jim Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The timeline below shows where the character Jim appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.