Case Number: 10961

Smith, Lucille � Age 23 � Clerk � Died at the Burrows Hospital, 669 Irving Park Blvd., from a criminal abortion performed at 3985 Ridgeway Ave., office of a midwife, Emma Schulz, who, on 4/17/28, was held by the Coroner. 32 Dist. 4/1/29 � Nolle Prossed � Gentzel.


Date of Offense March 6, 1928
Date of Death March 6, 1928
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address 3985 Ridgeway ave.
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description office of a midwife
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location office of a midwife
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Smith, Lucille
Age 23 years
Gender Female
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Employed, low white collar (clerk, bookkeeper, etc.)
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Burrows Hospital
Occupation/ Skill Store Clerk


Name Schulz, Emma
Gender Female
Ethnicity German
Race White
Business Owner Illegal enterprise
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Months
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision April 17, 1928
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Gentzel
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision April 1, 1929
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder