SUMMARY: Charlotte, age 35, died in Chicago's Cook County Hospital on June 12, 1910 from complications of a criminal abortion.

CharlotteE.jpg"Charlotte," identified in the source document as "Mrs. E.," was 35 years old and three months' pregnant when she had some sort of abortion induced on or about June 3, 1910.

The day after the abortion, she took ill.

Charlotte was admitted to Cook County Hospital on June 11, in clearly desperate condition. Her pupils were dilated, her lips blue, her pulse and respirations racing at 132 and 54, respectively. Her fever was 102.

Her abdomen was both tender and tympanitic, which meant that when examined it made a sound as if filled with gas or air. Her right lung was full of fluid.

There is no record in the source document as to what care, if any, was provided to Charlotte during her hospitalization. She died on June 12 from streptococcal pneumonia and peritonitis.

I am not finding any women of Charlotte's age, surname beginning with E, listed in Illinois or Cook County death records for June 11, 12, or 13, 1910.

Source: "A Study Of and Deductions From Fifty Fatal Cases of Puerperal Fever," Dr. Herbert Marion Stowe, Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1912, Part 1 and Part 2