Case Number: 461

Cushing, Mrs. Sarah, 24 years old, of 2814 Bonfield St., died from abortion in Wesley Hospital. Mrs. Gertrude Plenz, midwife, arrested and held by coroner's jury Jan. 24, 1907. 6th Prect. 10-31-10 - Nolle Pros. - Scanton.


Date of Offense January 15, 1905
Date of Death January 15, 1906
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Wesley Hospital
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Cushing, Ms. Sarah
Age 24 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Wesley Hospital


Name Plenz, Mrs. Gertrude
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 6
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 24-Jan-07
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No