James W. Lipscomb

In April of 1923, 30-year-old Daisy Singerland died at Chicago’s Robert Burns Hospital from complications of a criminal abortion performed earlier that day.

In June, Dr. James W. Lipscomb was indicted for felony murder in Daisy’s death.

Lipscomb had been born January 27, 1859 in Port Huron, Michigan, the son of Ezical Lipscomb. He died April 26, 1936 in Chicago at the age of 77 — outliving Daisy by more years than she’d been alive.