Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two Early 20th Century Chicago Deaths

On March 18, 1913, 25-year-old homemaker Mary Brubaker died in her Chicago home from an abortion perpetrated that day by Dr. H.W. Case. Case was held by the Coroner and indicted by a Grand Jury April 15, but the case never went to trial.

On March 18, 1914, 28-year-old dressmaker Irene Ridgeway died at Garfield Park Hospital (pictured) in Chicago from an abortion performed by an unknown perpetrator. Garfield Park Hospital was a privately owned hospital founded by physicians, and provided legitimate medical care.

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