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|Relationships|| Charlie Dunlap (brother)|
Howard Rookwood (adoptive father)
Flora Rookwood (adoptive mother)
Polly was separated from her brother when they arrived in Canada and Howard and Flora Rookwood took her in as a ladies' maid. After a time, the Rookwoods adopted Polly and began calling her Eva, (Eva Rookwood was the name of their deceased daughter) effectively "replacing" their lost child.
Eventually, Polly's brother made his way to Toronto where he worked at Rookwood & Watt Glue Factory and Tannery. He found his sister, and Polly began stealing small household items for Charlie to pawn and live off of.
Polly was sexually abused by Howard Rookwood as Eva had been before her. When Flora found out what was happening, she murdered her husband to stop it. Polly was initially reluctant to tell Detective William Murdoch the truth about Howard but it came out when Charlie was apprehended for theft.
Though Polly initially felt antagonistic towards her adopted mother, she found out that Flora had killed her husband to save her, and was thankful, embracing Flora before they parted.