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In San Francisco, Flora worked as a music teacher and spiritualistclaiming to channel the spirit of a Sauk chief, Black Hawk.
Whether Wellman and Chaney were legally married is unknown. Most San Francisco civil records were destroyed by the extensive fires that followed the earthquake ; nobody knows what name appeared on her son's birth certificate.
Stasz notes that in his memoirs, Chaney refers to London's mother Flora Wellman as having been his "wife"; he also cites an advertisement in which Flora called herself "Florence Wellman Chaney".
When she refused, he disclaimed responsibility for the child. In desperation, she shot herself. She was not seriously wounded, but she was temporarily deranged. After giving birth, Flora turned the baby over for care to Virginia Prentiss, an African-American woman and former slave.
She was a major maternal figure throughout London's life. Late inFlora Wellman married John London, a partially disabled Civil War veteran, and brought her baby John, later known as Jack, to live with the newly married couple.
The family moved around the San Francisco Bay Area before settling in Oaklandwhere London completed public grade school. Inwhen he was 21 and a student at the University of California, BerkeleyLondon searched for and read the newspaper accounts of his mother's suicide attempt and the name of his biological father.
He wrote to William Chaney, then living in Chicago. Chaney responded that he could not be London's father because he was impotent; he casually asserted that London's mother had relations with other men and averred that she had slandered him when she said he insisted on an abortion.
Chaney concluded by saying that he was more to be pitied than London. The house burned down in the fire after the San Francisco earthquake ; the California Historical Society placed a plaque at the site in Although the family was working class, it was not as impoverished as London's later accounts claimed[ citation needed ].
London was largely self-educated[ citation needed ]. InLondon found and read Ouida 's long Victorian novel Signa.
She later became California's first poet laureate and an important figure in the San Francisco literary community.
Seeking a way out, he borrowed money from his foster mother Virginia Prentiss, bought the sloop Razzle-Dazzle from an oyster pirate named French Frank, and became an oyster pirate himself. London hired on as a member of the California Fish Patrol.
Inhe signed on to the sealing schooner Sophie Sutherland, bound for the coast of Japan. When he returned, the country was in the grip of the panic of '93 and Oakland was swept by labor unrest.
After grueling jobs in a jute mill and a street-railway power plant, London joined Coxey's Army and began his career as a tramp. In The Road, he wrote: Man-handling was merely one of the very minor unprintable horrors of the Erie County Pen.
I say 'unprintable'; and in justice I must also say undescribable. They were unthinkable to me until I saw them, and I was no spring chicken in the ways of the world and the awful abysses of human degradation. It would take a deep plummet to reach bottom in the Erie County Pen, and I do but skim lightly and facetiously the surface of things as I there saw them.
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