Margaret Foley

Margaret Lucille Foley, a 20-year-old “society girl” of Mapleton, Illinois died from abortion complications on November 25, 1924. William Borchers, age 26, and Dr. Roger S. Parry were arrested. Parry committed suicide in his cell. Borcher’s well-to-do family paid his bail.


  • “Bail Is Fixed at $65,000 in Borchers Case,” Belvidere (IL) Daily Republican, Sept. 3, 1926
  • Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947