On June 28, 1900, Mrs. Andre Jorgenson died on the scene from an illegal abortion.
Mrs. Anna Pihlgren, whose occupation is listed as nurse or midwife, was arrested and held by the Coroner's Jury. Andre Pihlgren was held as an accessory.
Note, please, that with overall public health issues such as doctors not using proper aseptic
techniques, lack of access to blood transfusions and antibiotics, and
overall poor health to begin with, there was likely little difference
between the performance of a legal abortion and illegal practice, and
the aftercare for either type of abortion was probably equally unlikely
to do the woman much, if any, good. For more about abortion and abortion
deaths in the first years of the 20th century, seeAbortion Deaths 1900-1909.