Nora Gates

On March 25, 1899, Mrs. Nora Gates of Falls City, Nebraska died suddenly from what was said to be inflammation of the bowels. However, on March 27 her funeral was interrupted after some of her friends and relatives demanded an investigation. It was revealed that she had in fact died from a botched abortion.


  • “What an Autopsy Revealed,” Lawrence (KS) Daily Journal, Mar. 27, 1899