Jessie E. RobertsonabortionistsfemaleIn mid-April, 1908, 36-year-old homemaker Sophia E. Turner died in Dr. Jessie E. Robertson’s Chicago office from complications of an abortion. Robertson was acquitted for reasons not given in the source document.
Robertson was born February 22, 1862, in Chicago, the daughter of William F. and Agnes (Robb) Rubertson of Dundee, Scotland, and Hamilton, Canada, respectively. Robertson was a homeopathic physician, an 1886 graduate of the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. She was found dead in her bed on January 10, 1926, at the age of 63, from heart disease.