Case Number: 1325

Lefebre, Rose, body found in office of Mrs. Volbending, doctress, 90 Wells St. Supposed death from abortion. Mrs. Volbending was arrested, but was exonerated by Coroner's Jury. 38th Prect.


Date of Death December 2, 1901
Address 90 Wells st.
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description body found in office of def., doctress
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location body found in office of def., doctress
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Lefebre, Rose
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Voldberg, Mrs., doctress
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 38
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Exonerated, Commended
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No