While many seek to unmask the killer who sparked The Autumn of Terror, it is important to not forget about the victims; therefore, burial, grave, and funeral information on the Canonical Victims is offered.
MARY ANN NICHOLS
That afternoon, Polly was transported in a polished elm coffin to Mr
Henry Smith, Hanbury Street undertaker. The cortege consisted of the
hearse and two mourning coaches, which carried Edward Walker, William
Nichols, and Edward John Nichols. Polly was buried at City of London
Cemetery (Little Ilford) at Manor Park Cemetery, Sebert Road, Forest
Gate, London, E12, (public) grave 210752 (on the edge of the
current Memorial Garden).
In late 1996, the cemetery authorities decided to mark Polly's grave with a plaque.
aka Dark Annie
Died: Saturday, 8 September, 1888
Buried: Friday, 14 September, 1888
At 7:00am, a hearse, supplied by a Hanbury Street Undertaker, H. Smith,
went to the Whitechapel Mortuary. Annie's body was placed in a
black-draped elm coffin and was then driven to Harry Hawes, a
Spitalfields Undertaker who arranged the funeral, at 19 Hunt Street.
At 9:00am, the hearse (without mourning coaches) took Annie's body to City of London Cemetery (Little Ilford) at Manor Park Cemetery, Sebert Road, Forest Gate, London, E12, where she was buried at (public) grave 78, square 148.
Annie's relatives, who paid for for the funeral, met the hearse at the cemetery, and, by request, kept the funeral a secret and were the only ones to attend.
The funeral of Annie Chapman took place early yesterday morning [14 Sep], the utmost secrecy having been observed, and none but the undertaker, police, and relatives of the deceased knew anything about the arrangements. Shortly after seven o'clock a hearse drew up outside the mortuary in Montague-street, and the body was quickly removed. At nine o'clock a start was made for Manor Park Cemetery. No coaches followed, as it was desired that public attention should not be attracted. Mr. Smith and other relatives met the body at the cemetery. The black-covered elm coffin bore the words "Annie Chapman, died Sept. 8, 1888, aged 48 years." (The Daily Telegraph, September 15 1888, page 3)
Chapman's grave no longer exists; it has since been buried over.
Elizabeth was buried at East London Cemetery Co. Ltd., Plaistow, London, E13. Grave 15509, square 37. The sparse Funeral was paid at the expense of the parish by undertaker, Mr Hawkes.
Kate was buried in an elm coffin in City of London Cemetery,
(Little Ilford) at Manor Park Cemetery, Sebert Road, Forest Gate,
London, E12, unmarked (public) grave 49336, square 318.
MARY JANE KELLY
Mary Jane was buried in a public grave at St Patrick's Roman Catholic
Cemetery, Langthorne Road, Leytonstone E11. Her grave was no. 66 in
row 66, plot 10.
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For additional sources used, refer to the Time Line of the specific victim.
Many THANKS to the people who have contributed to this page:
Geographical assistance - Courtesy of The Viper.
Newspaper transcripts - Courtesy of Alex Chisholm.
Stride Grave image - Courtesy of Ian Griggs via Find A Grave.
Nichols Grave image - Courtesy of Ian Griggs via Stephen Ryder.
Eddowes Grave image - Courtesy of Ian Griggs via Find A Grave.
Kelly Grave image - Courtesy of Maureen Barlow via Find A Grave.
Stretcher image - Courtesy of Illustrated Police News via Alex Chisholm.
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