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An Odyssey of the North”, and “Love of Life”. Marshall Wellman and his first wife, Eleanor Garrett Jones. Flora left Ohio and moved to the Pacific coast when her father remarried after her mother died. Flora Wellman was living with Chaney in San Francisco when she became pregnant. Whether Wellman and Chaney were legally married is unknown. 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.
John, later known as Jack, to live with the newly married couple. 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. He credited this as the seed of his literary success. In 1889, London began working 12 to 18 hours a day at Hickmott’s Cannery.