Ripper victim, Annie Chapman married John Chapman in 1869 and the couple had three children. Their son, John, was a cripple and sent to a home and their daughter, Emily, died of meningitis at age 12. They separated in 1884 according to the police report for her “drunken and immoral ways”. Her husband was supplying her with an allowance until his death in 1886. Fellow prostitutes testified that she was depressed and sort of “given away altogether” after his death.
March 30, 2012