Case Number: 2671

White, Mrs. Ellen, 36 yrs., died home, 552 Haddon Place, from abortion. Mrs. Emma Watchek, midwife, arrested and held by coroner's jury. 34th Prect. She was acquitted by jury in Judge Brentano's court, Oct. 4, 1907.


Date of Offense January 10, 1907
Date of Death January 10, 1907
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 552 Haddon pl
Type of Location Residence
Location Description home
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location home
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name White, Ellen
Age 36 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Watchek, Emma
Gender Female
Ethnicity Polish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Domestic servant, caretaker, watchman


Precinct 34
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 10-Jan-07
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No