On January 10, 1907, homemaker Ellen White, a 36-year-old Irish immigrant, died of shock and hemorrhage in her Chicago home from an abortion perpetrated about a week before Christmas. A midwife named Emma Watchek was arrested in the death.
On January 10, 1913, 31-year-old homemaker Lizzie Orenstein died at
Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago from septicemia caused by an abortion
perpetrated by a person who was never identified.