Sunday, April 22, 2012

Two Early 20th Century Chicago Deaths

On April 22, 1920, 28-year-old homemaker Sophie Krawczyk died in her Chicago home from an abortion perpetrated on February 27 by Mary Simka, whose profession is listed only as "abortion provider,"  though the U.S. Census lists her as a midwife.

 On April 22, 1923, 30-year-old Daisy Singerland died at Chicago's Robert Burns Hospital from complications of a criminal abortion performed earlier that day. On June 1, Dr. J.W. Lipscomb was indicted for felony murder in Daisy's death.

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