Robert E. Gray

In mid-November of 1901, 22-year-old Erma Brown, of Garden City, Kansas, died at County Hospital from complications of an abortion performed there that day.

Dr. Robert E. Gray was arrested later that month and held without bail by Coroner’s Jury.

In March 1902, Gray was acquitted by a jury for reasons not indicated in the documnts.

Gray had worked as a chemist at an Indianapolis pharmacy before moving to Chicago. He then moved to Garden City, Kansas, where he again worked as a chemist. He then went to Chicago again, this time to study medicine. After being licensed as a physician, he returned to Garden City.

“Dr. Gray Tells His Story of Irma Brown’s Murder,” Wichita Beacon, Mar. 21, 1902