Robert Emery

On March 17, 1907, Paulina Schneider died at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, from complications of a criminal abortion. Paulina gave a deathbed statement implicating Dr. Robert Emery in her abortion. Paulina’s mother had also fingered Emery. For reasons not given in the source document, Emery — identified as “Old Doctor Robert Emery” — was found not guilty.