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Early life[ edit ] Compared with other Ripper victims, Kelly's origins are obscure and undocumented, and much of it is possibly embellished.
Kelly may have herself fabricated many details of her early life as there is no corroborating documentary evidence, but there is no evidence to the contrary either.
Carthy claimed that Kelly came from a family of "well-to-do people". Carthy reported Kelly being "an excellent scholar and an artist of no mean degree"—but at the inquest, Barnett informed the coroner that she often asked him to read the newspaper reports of the murders to her, suggesting that she was illiterate.
She claimed to have stayed for eight months in an infirmary in Cardiffbefore moving in with a cousin. Although there are no contemporary records of Kelly's presence in Cardiff, it is at this stage in her life that Kelly is considered to have begun her career as a prostitute. Reportedly, she was invited by a client to Francebut returned to England within two weeks,  having disliked her life there.
Her reported eye colour was blue. Reports of the time estimated her height at 5 feet and 7 inches 1. Detective Walter Dewin his autobiography, claimed to have known Kelly well by sight and described her as "quite attractive" and "a pretty, buxom girl".
Sir Melville Macnaghten of the Metropolitan Police Forcewho never saw her in the flesh, reported that she was known to have "considerable personal attractions" by the standards of the time. The Daily Telegraph of 10 November described her as "tall, slim, fair, of fresh complexion, and of attractive appearance".
Some newspaper reports claim she was nicknamed "Ginger" after her allegedly ginger-coloured hair though sources disagree even on this point, thus leaving a large range from ash blonde to dark chestnut. Another paper claimed she was known as "Mary McCarthy", which may have been a mix up with the surname of her landlord at the time of her death.
Gravitating toward the poorer East End of Londonshe reportedly lived with a man named Morganstone near the Commercial Gas Works in Stepneyand later with a mason's plasterer named Joe Flemming.
It was a single twelve-foot square room, with a bed, three tables and a chair. Above the fireplace hung a print of " The Fisherman's Widow ". Kelly's door key was lost, so she bolted and unbolted the door from outside by putting a hand through a broken window beside the door.
A quarrel ensued over Kelly's sharing of the room with another prostitute whom Barnett knew only as "Julia" and he left on 30 October, more than a week before her death, while continuing to visit Kelly.
He found her in the company of Maria Harvey, a friend of hers, and Harvey and Barnett left at about the same time. Cox and Kelly wished each other goodnight.
He claimed to be broke and that as Kelly went on her way she was approached by a man of "Jewish appearance".
Hutchinson later gave the police an extremely detailed description of the man right down to the colour of his eyelashes despite it being the middle of the night. Hutchinson claimed that Kelly and the man headed for her room, that he followed them, and that he saw neither one of them again, laying off his watch at about 2:New Philosopher‘s editor Zan Boag interviews Jane Roland Martin, Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
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