Case Number: 8447

Lowy, Mrs. Lottie - Age 27 - Died from a criminal abortion at 301 W. North Ave. office of a midwife, Lucy Hagenow, who was held by the Coroner on 7/17/25. 11A Dist. Sept. 1925 No Bill.


Date of Offense July 6, 1925
Date of Death July 6, 1925
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address 301 W North
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description office of a midwife
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location office of a midwife
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Business Abortion facility


Name Lowy, Mrs Lotie
Age 27 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Hagenow, Lucy
Gender Female
Ethnicity Irish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 11
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision July 17, 1925
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision September 1, 1925
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder