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Old October 13th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default WHO AM I ? A weekly challenge....

Each week, I will place several questions on this thread and lets so who can answer the most of 'em...

This weeks list is...

1. Who is the alternative to Lawende and Schwartz ( as the Seaside Home mystery witness...) that Mr. Paul Begg suggested?
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2. 21 years ago,Mary Kelly got a headstone for her grave. Who supplied it?
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3. It is rumored that this man kept up a diary during the year 1888....yet strangely,the dates of the WM murders were not filled in. Who is this man?
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4. Whats the name of the woman/man who gave Donald Rumbelow a knife purportedly once owned by Jack The Ripper?
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5. Who tracked down and reproduced the Tom Robinson book, The Whitechapel Horrors...?
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6. What was Henry Winslade's claim to fame in late 1888?
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7. What is another name for St.James Place in the East End?
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8. Everyone knows of the Abberline report which was sent onward and upward through the Police ranks....yet,who took Hutchinson's statement?
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9. Who claimed Liz Stride left her lodging house on the morning of her death in good spirits...in fact,cheerful?

No peeking into books or cheatin' !!!
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Old October 13th, 2007, 04:44 PM   #2
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Hi Howard

6. What was Henry Winslade's claim to fame in late 1888?

Could it be that he was the only waterman who was unable to tell if the tide was coming in or going out?

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Old October 13th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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As for the second question, I've read where the superintendent of St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Leytonstone crafted the headstone in 1988. His name is John Sears.
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Which gravestone for Kelly are we talking about here? John Morrison's, or the one that is there now?
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Old October 14th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #5
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To avoid confusion...Magpie is right,Joltin' Joe....the answer was John Morrison.

...and the Old Professor was correct in his answer..( Winslade pulled Druitt from the River Thames ).

Back to the brain-rackin' !!....and no cheatin' !!!
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Old October 14th, 2007, 08:13 AM   #6
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7. What is another name for St.James Place in the East End?
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You're on your way to another violin over there,Paganini....
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Old October 14th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #8
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Awww man, I had to start digging into my paperwork to find out why I had "John Sears" in my head as being the correct answer to question #2.

This is what I came up with in my basement files. The Funeral of Mary Kelly (Feb 1998 Ripperologist)

John Sears is the current cemetery super-intendent.... In 1988, while searching through some old disused headstones from the early 1890's, John Sears, who is himself a skilled stonesmason, came across one which was crowned with a Celtic Cross. The former inscription on the stone was unreadable, but in an act of kindness and pity John cleaned it and having done so, he carved the following Inscription on the restored headstone.

Marie Jeanette Kelly
"The Prima Donna of Spitalfields"
And last known victim of Jack the Ripper.
Died November 9th 1888
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Hi Howard & Joe.

2. 21 years ago,Mary Kelly got a headstone for her grave. Who supplied it?

In his book, "Jimmy Kelly's Year of Ripper Murders" John Morrison reprints a story from a newspaper (unamed and undated) which states "Mr. Morrison has had a headstone placed on the unmarked grave of the ripper's last victim Marie Kelly, buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Leytonstone"

This suggests that Morrison organised the carving and placing of the stone, but of course the question is who "supplied it". So I guess Joe is right, although I would have said Morrison if asked.

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Hi Howard & Joe.

2. 21 years ago,Mary Kelly got a headstone for her grave. Who supplied it?

In his book, "Jimmy Kelly's Year of Ripper Murders" John Morrison reprints a story from a newspaper (unamed and undated) which states "Mr. Morrison has had a headstone placed on the unmarked grave of the ripper's last victim Marie Kelly, buried in St Patrick's Cemetery, Leytonstone"

This suggests that Morrison organised the carving and placing of the stone, but of course the question is who "supplied it". So I guess Joe is right, although I would have said Morrison if asked.

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Morrison's stone had something like:

Suffer not to stand and stare
Unless to offer fervent prayer
(working from memory here, so forgive any errors)

Although the inscription Joe quoted sounds familiar too.

Pity between the two of them they didn't mark the right grave
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