Geraldine Easley, age 19, admitted before her death on March 19, 1932, that she had undergone a criminal abortion. Since Dr. James W. Eisiminger and Dr. Richard E. Thacker had been responsible for a string of other criminal abortion deaths in the Oklahoma City area, suspicion in Geraldine’s death naturally leaned toward the two known quack abortionists. However, to my knowledge the specific perpetrator was not identified.
- “Investigation of Many Suspected Cases Under Say,” Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Apr. 29, 1932
- ^ “Probe ‘Epidemic’ of Illegal Operations in Oklahoma City,” Elyria, Ohio, Chronicle Telegram, April 29, 1932