Signia Sobbry

Signia Sobbry, December 1, 1929 Age: 25
Dr. Lobdell, Chicago, IL

Signia Tubbin Sobbry, a 25-year-old homemaker, died on December 1, 1929 from an abortion believed to have been perpetrated by Dr. Effie Lobdell in Chicago.

Signia was the daughter of Swedish immigrants Gustav and Hilda (Anderson) Tubbin.


  • “Effie Lobdell, Surgeon, Faces Death Charge,” Chicago Tribune, Jan. 20, 1930
  • Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947