Anna Kelson

AnnaKelsonChicago_Daily_Tribune_Sun__Oct_20__1918_.jpgRussian immigrant Anna Kelson, age 20, died at her Chicago home on North Talman Avenue on October 19, 1918.

Dr. Virginia Johnson, who had been called in to care for Anna, supposedly for influenzal pneumonia. She found a nurse attending to Anna but did not get the nurse’s name.

Dr. Johnson determined that Anna had died from an abortion and reported the death to the police.

Source: “Girl Dead, Police Work on Charge of Abortion,” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 20, 1918