Angela Raia

Angela RaianewyorkAngelaRaia1.pngOn March 25, 1916, Angela Raia of Paynter Avenue, Astoria, New York died, evidently from the results of an abortion.

Her husband Ignazio sued two doctors, Harlan E. Linehan and Dennis McAuliffe, for $400, asserting that their negligence had caused Angela’s death.

McAuliffe joined the military and went to France. Linehan joined a medical advisory board and was busy with his duties at the time the suit was filed. He offered to settle with Angela’s husband, saying that he wanted “to relieve himself of the annoyance of the case.”

Angela’s husband took the offer.

“Willing to Settle Case Against Dr. Linehan,” The New York Daily Star, Dec. 3, 1918