Friday, April 06, 2012

Two Pre-Legal Deaths

Mrs. Bessie Braun, a 22-year-old homemaker and immigrant from Austria, died April 6, 1906, at Michael Reese Hospital (pictured). The source says that she died at the scene of the crime. Midwife Julia Gibson was arrested in the death.

On April 6, 1969, 35-year-old Mrs. Catherine Laureen Barnard of Arvada, Colorado, died of a perforated uterus and small intestine caused by a botched criminal abortion performed in Oklahoma by Dr. Virgil Roy Jobe.

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