Thursday, August 04, 2022

August 4, 1942: Midwife's Fatal Efforts in Chicago

On August 4, 1942, 18-year-old Eva Moyer of South Langhor, Pennsylvania died after an abortion perpetrated by Chicago midwife Katheryn Eickenberg, age 58. Her body had been discovered in the attic of the attic of Eickenberg's home. 

A taxi driver testified that he had taken Eva to Eickenberg's house three times in the week prior to her death. The driver said that Eva was accompanied by James Tivey, a sailor, on those trips to the midwife. 

Tivey testified that he had paid Eickenberg $50 for the abortion. 

Eickenberg was convicted or murder by abortion and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Eva hailed from South Langhor, Pennsylvania. I have been unable to determine why she was in Chicago. 

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