Case Number: 3244

Christopherson, Alda - Age 21 - Died from an abortion at Lakeside Hosp., 3410 Rhodes Ave. 3/21/16 Coroner unable to determine fully by whom performed and recommended evidence be placed before G.J. Released Dr. Lillian Hobbs and John K. McDonald who were being held. 10 Pct. 5/2/16 Dr. Lillian Hobbs held to G.J. in 15,000 by Judge Graham.


Date of Offense February 25, 1916
Date of Death February 25, 1916
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 3410 Rhodes Ave
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description Lakeside Hosp
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Lakeside Hosp
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Christopherson, Alda
Age 21 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Lakeside Hosp


Name Hobbs, Dr. Lillian
Gender Female
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 10
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision May 2, 1916
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Graham
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No