On August 20, 1918, 28-year-old secretary Alma Heidenway died at 329 South Ashland Avenue in Chicago from an abortion performed that day by Dr. James Austin Stough. Stough, along with Fred Cordray and Alice J. Kennedy, were held by the Coroner on September 5. Eunice Magill was ‘brought back from Forest Park.”
Stough and Cordray were acquitted on May 29, 1919. The others never went to trial for Alma’s death.