Belle HowardabortionistsfemaleHughretta Binkley was an unmarried woman about 34 years old. She worked as a stenographer and typist at Patee Bicycle Company in Peoria. She lived in a boardinghouse owned by George H. Lilly, where she shared a room with Lilly’s daughter.
At lunchtime on the first of April, 1898, she went to the residence/office of Dr.Belle Howard, aka Belle Shotwell, about four blocks from the boarding house.
Dr. Howard’s appeal is here.
A selection of transcribed articles about Dr. Howard can be found here.