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Forum: General Letters or Communications 07-31-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By MayBea
Hi intheshadows. Saucy Jack was the postcard....

Hi intheshadows.

Saucy Jack was the postcard. From Hell was the Lusk Letter.

Far from being an uneducated work, I see From Hell employing insidious Jokerish Gamesmanship.
Forum: Other Mysteries 07-31-2015, 09:19 AM
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Posted By MayBea
That's a terrific story of extreme bias muddling...

That's a terrific story of extreme bias muddling things up, Jeff. A personal bias can make you believe the impossible and the improbable, and reject the possible and probable.

I found the e-fits of...
Forum: Other Mysteries 07-30-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By MayBea
Maybe he's also saying everything that isn't...

Maybe he's also saying everything that isn't impossible is possible or may still be probable, regardless of what or how one thinks.

People are biased when they rate probability.

I might be biased...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-27-2015, 12:56 PM
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Posted By MayBea
Or maybe even after her father if he was...

Or maybe even after her father if he was John...My point exactly.

I'm all for Mary Kelly and the search for her so I don't mind any input of ideas and even personalities that attract interest....
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-22-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By MayBea
If Mary was youngish like 20, I wouldn't be...

If Mary was youngish like 20, I wouldn't be skeptical about a boring, derivative name-change. If she was older, she might be more apt to stick to what she had if it was plain-old Mary Jane and just...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-21-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
We recently had a new recruit from Australia. I...

We recently had a new recruit from Australia. I could tell his Aussie accent was a little "off". He was originally from Manchester as it turns out.

I try to listen for accents and try to find out...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
A lot of fiction books and movies give Mary an...

A lot of fiction books and movies give Mary an Irish accent somewheres described as "accurate".

I think the McCarthys eliminate an Irish accent, and the City Missionary, Charles Pateman, eliminates...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-15-2015, 08:52 AM
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Posted By MayBea
Or just plane Jane...

Or just plane Jane...
Forum: Non-Fiction 07-13-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By MayBea
There's been talk of a Kendall book since 2011...

There's been talk of a Kendall book since 2011 but nothing so far had come out, as far as I know. Hopefully, she hasn't been dissuaded.

http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=3928

Then there's...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-11-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
I don't know about the Providence Row but I do...

I don't know about the Providence Row but I do know about the Mission on Thrawl Street.

The London City Missionary from the press reports, who said he knew Kelly and rescued one of her friends,...
Forum: Non-Fiction 07-09-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By MayBea
The only 'relative' books I can think of...

The only 'relative' books I can think of are:

The Fifth Victim by Antonia Alexander

The Last Victim by Ann Graham


Welcome, Silverpaw, to Mary Kelly's fire. May the flame burn the brighter and...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-09-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By MayBea
It wouldn't be such a natural choice for someone...

It wouldn't be such a natural choice for someone we know used the assumed alias Marie Jeanette. Why not a French last name or a more lyrical Irish one? Sullivan, perhaps?

As for Catherine, we know...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-09-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
I've completed my random, non-scientific survey...

I've completed my random, non-scientific survey on Ancestry to see if the idea of an Irish family naming their daughter Mary Jane because the parents were Mary and John.

I found the odds in 1861 of...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-08-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
As you pointed out, Debra, the name Mary Jane...

As you pointed out, Debra, the name Mary Jane seems to have been relatively popular in Ireland compared to anywhere else.

That could explain how she got her name if it was her birth name.

But I...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-07-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
If I'm not mistaken and the mother's name is also...

If I'm not mistaken and the mother's name is also Jana, it's a good example of the middle name being given because it's the name of a parent, albeit in this case the mother.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-07-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
The chart in the first post is actually for...

The chart in the first post is actually for Maryjane spelled as one name. There's no chart for Mary Jane but the site says Mary Jane has never ranked in the top 1000 in the...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-07-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By MayBea
The 2% Mary Janes born in Ireland in the 1860s is...

The 2% Mary Janes born in Ireland in the 1860s is certainly a lot more than the peak of 72 per million in 2012 (post 1880s according to Baby Wizard).

Do you think she was actually born Mary Jane or...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-07-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
In all the UK censuses of 1871, I got about 600...

In all the UK censuses of 1871, I got about 600 Janets born in Ireland, almost all of them in Scotland. It's not that popular, even in Ireland. The same would go for...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-06-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
Actually, the popularity of the name when she was...

Actually, the popularity of the name when she was born only adds to the circumstantial evidence that she was born Mary Jane.

You had me going there. Arguing against myself.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-06-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
Mary Jane is not in the top ten in Ireland in...

Mary Jane is not in the top ten in Ireland in 1864. I doubt it's in the top 100. http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/Irish-first-names.html

I'm not even sure Jane would make it. The highest Jane...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-06-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,073
Posted By MayBea
Is Mary Jane's real name Mary Jane?

The popularity of the name Mary Jane in 1888 was almost zero. Same for the whole decade before that, as shown in the graph below, and probably for decades before...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 05-21-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By MayBea
I can't find any newspaper report of Hutchinson...

I can't find any newspaper report of Hutchinson being 28. I just love wild goose chases!

Who knows, Debra? That might just be our 'groom'. He was found drunk and hanging off the neck of a taxi...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 05-21-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,850
Posted By MayBea
In The Definitive, Bob Hinton is quoted as saying...

In The Definitive, Bob Hinton is quoted as saying that all the papers that gave Hutchinson's age said he was...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 05-19-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,115
Posted By MayBea
C seems like someone really interested in the...

C seems like someone really interested in the subject because he, at least, wants to make it interesting.

His thinking also brings up another question:

Why is the case unsolved? Lack of evidence?...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 05-18-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,115
Posted By MayBea
Targeting him would be like targeting a tourist...

Targeting him would be like targeting a tourist in an area dependent on tourism. Would it not?

A Jewish man, for one, would fear repercussions from other Jews as well as from
Gentiles, and they...
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