Anna Gold

Rose Gold, a 20-year-old tailor born in Russia, died at Chicago’s Inglewood Hospital on November 27, 1913 from complications of an abortion.

Accompanied by a man who identified himself as Mr. Zilligman, Rose had gone to the office of Dr. C. S. Salmon at 1600 West 63rd Street on November 18.

One sources says that Salmon said that he had refused to treat Anna and had told her to go to a hospital, but he was nevertheless arrested for manslaughter in Anna’s death. Another said that Salmon was trying to save Anna’s life. I have been unable to determine the outcome of the case.

Some news coverage refers to the dead woman as Anna Gold rather than Rose Gold.


  • “Investigate Death of Girl,” Chicago Daily Tribune, Nov. 28, 1913
  • “Girl Dead; Doctor Arrested,” Chicago Daily Tribune, Nov. 29, 1913
  • untitled snippet, The Day Book, Nov. 28, 1913
  • Cook County, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1878-1922