Helen Wright

Helen Wright

Birth
Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Feb 1920 (aged 24)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 144260833 · View Source
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Centerville Journal
February 10, 1920

Miss Helen Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Wright, of this city, died in a Kansas City, hospital Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Wright were with their daughter at the the of death, being called there a few days previous by her serious illness. She was about 21 years of age and pneumonia is given as the cause of death. Burial will be made at Centerville.

* Daughter of Elbert and Anna Wright. She was working as a stenographer.

Missouri death certificate information on memorial above - shows her as aged 24.

Kansas City Times
February 7, 1920

HOLD DOCTOR FOR OPERATION

Girl On Whom He Performed Is Said to Be Dying

Dr. S. M. Clark, with offices in the Arlington Building, was arraigned before Justice J. J. Shepard late yesterday on a charge of performing an illegal operation on Miss Helen Wright, 24 years old, a stenographer, living at the Arnette hotel. Miss Wright now is at the West Hotel, 1107 Central street, where, she says Dr. Clark sent her. She is in a dying condition according to physicians.

Dr. Clark pleaded not guilty and was released on a bond of $2,500. His preliminary hearing will be held February 18.

According to the girl's statement taken by the prosecutor, Dr. Clark operated on her January 24. Later her parents came here from Centerville, Ia., believing her ill of pneumonia. They called in another physician, who reported the girl's condition to the health authorities, who ordered Dr. Clark's arrest.


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  • Created by: Elsetta Mae
  • Added: 27 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144260833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Wright (31 Jul 1895–7 Feb 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144260833, citing Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Elsetta Mae (contributor 46841053) .