Wednesday, December 21, 2022

December 21, 1940: Scant Information from Manhattan

According to New York death records, 32-year-old Beulah Bowen Felton died at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on December 21, 1940.

Beulah, a married Black woman working as a domestic servant, suffered a perforated uterus during a criminal abortion. This caused her to develop gangrenous endometritis, acute peritonitis, and paralytic ileus.

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