Louise Maday #1920s #20s #chicago #illinois #illegalmidwife
On March 31, 1926, 24-year-old Louise Maday died at Chicago's West End Hospital from complications of an abortion performed at an earlier date. MidwifeAmelia Becker was held by the coroner on April 27.
Death notice, Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr. 2, 1926
Keep in mind that things that things we take for granted, like antibiotics and blood banks, were still in the future. For more about abortion in this era, see Abortion in the 1920s.