Mary Hosang

Mary Dausinger Hosang, age 29, died at West Suburban Hospital of Oak Park, Illinois on November 10, 1943.

She had been admitted to the hospital the previous Monday in critical condition from abortion complications. Prior to her death she told police that the abortion had been perpetrated by a woman on 63rd Street, but declined to name the abortionist. She said that her husband, Elmer, had waited in the car during the abortion, believing that she had been shopping.

Mary died in spite of emergency surgery.

Her occupation is listed in Illinois death records as “Housework.”


  • “Bares Abortion By Woman and Dies in Hospital,” Chicago Daily Tribune, Nov. 11, 1943