Case Number: 3028

Bloom, Augusta - Age 43 - Died from an abortion at the Norwegian Deaconess Hosp., same performed by Dr. James R. Struble at his office 2759 North Ave. 3/16/16 Struble held by the Coroner. 34 Pct. March 1916 No Bill.


Date of Offense March 3, 1916
Date of Death March 3, 1916
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2759 North Ave
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description Struble's office Norwegian Deaconess Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Struble's office Norwegian Deaconess Hospital
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Bloom, Augusta
Age 43 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Struble, Dr. James R.
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 34
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 16-Mar-16
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision March 16, 1916
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded None
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision March 21, 1916
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder