Crapp's Girl????

In the final sectional match between Melbourne and Collingwood in 1900, in the now infamous incident, Collingwood’s Dick Condon said to Ivo Crapp “Your girls a whore!” But just who was Ivo Crapp’s girl? From almost all reports since, it has been assumed that the reference was being made about Ivo Crapp’s young daughter. However this is not be the case. Henry Crapp was married in 1895 to Priscilla Hulley, also known as Prissie. Between them they had three children, Edward Henry, born the year after they wed, Thomas George born two years later in 1896, and finally May Alice, born in 1901. If we look at the dates for the infamous game involving Dick Condon, September 8th 1900, this is the year before May Alice was born. And looking deeper into May Alice Crapp’s life (Becoming May Alice Clairs in 1925), she passed away on May 27th 1994, according to the death notice, at the ripe old age of 92. Meaning her birthday lies in the 2nd half of 1901. Therefore at the time of the game, May Alice Crapp had most probably not even been conceived. Therefore, the whore that Dick Condon was referring to was Henry’s wife, Priscilla.