Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15, 1915: A Bad Day in Chicago

On March 15, 1915, 22-year-old homemaker Elenora Cassidy died at her Chicago residence from an abortion perpetrated there that day. Before her death, Elinor named Dr. Julia Patara as the guilty abortionist. Patara was indicted for Elinor's death on March 15 by a Grand Jury, but the case never went to trial.

Also on March 15, 1917, 24-year-old waitress Celia Steele died at Chicago's Jefferson Park Hospital from complications of an abortion. The Coroner was unable to identify the guilty party.

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