Allen F. Murphy

Allen F. Murphyabortionists, abortionistsmaleOn October 18, 1939, Miss Alice Corbett, age 28, of Brooklyn, New York, died from complications of an illegal abortion. Dr. Allen F. Murphy was sentenced to 2-10 years in Sing-Sing for Alice’s death.

Murphy was born in Ohio in 1893, son of Benjamin and Lillie Murphy. He remained in Cincinnati, Ohio, until at least 1920. He lived in rural Kentucky through most of the 1930s. After relocating to New York, Murphy worked as a physician for a steamboat company. He died at the age of 70 in Columbus, Ohio on January 17, 1963.