Tuesday, August 09, 2022

August 9, 1927: A Doctor in Chicago

On August 9, 1927, 33-year-old homemaker Irene Campbell died in the Chicago office of Dr. Herman Webber from an abortion performed there that day.

At the time of the 1920 census, Irene and her husband, Robert, were living with her parents, John J. and Bertha (Shuttz) O’Connor of Queenstown, Ireland, and Chicago, Illinois, respectively, along with Irene’s brothers John, William, and James.

Webber was arrested on August 9, and on September 1 he was indicted for felony murder. However, he shows up living in the community in the 1930 census so evidently he did not go to prison over Irene's death.

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