The Death of Virginia Rappe

When Justice Fails

Virginia Rappe, from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection, published Calisphere. Accessed August 25, 2019.

Virginia Rappe

Virginia Rappe came into the world on July 7, 1895, in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother was Mabel Rapp, a sometimes chorus girl with no husband or father for her baby daughter. When Virginia was 11, her mother passed away, and she went to live with her grandmother. But Virginia had bigger dreams.

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Heather Monroe

Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•