Case Number: 6609

Marcus, Etta - Age 30 - Died at the Francis Willard Hospital from a criminal abortion performed by Dr. Wm. J. Wick, at his office, 31 No. State St., on 3/24/24. On 4/5/24 Wick was held by the Coroner. 17th Dist. 4/10/24 - Acquitted - G#####.


Date of Death March 29, 1924
Address 31 No. State st.
Type of Location Place of business
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Business Abortion facility


Name Marcus, Etta
Age 30 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Wick, William
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 19
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 18-Apr-25
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence April 10, 1924
Outcome of Trial Acquitted