Eliza Levesay Timeline

Events

Eliza becomes pregnant

May 1, 1879

Eliza tells William Miers that she missed a period

June 1, 1879

William approaches Dr. Burns at the fair about performing an abortion on Eliza

August 23, 1879

William and Eliza drive to Greensburg, where the abortion is performed

August 25, 1879

Eliza's Illness

August 25, 1879 - September 2, 1879

Eliza delivers baby at home

August 28, 1879

Attorney A. H. Fisher's altercation with Cincinnati journalists

November 8, 1879

Legal Proceedings

Zachariah files 1st lawsuit against Burns + Miers (Lost Housework)

August 30, 1879

Eliza gives deposition to investigators

September 2, 1879

Trial of Burns and Miers

November 24, 1879 - November 29, 1879

Mistrial declared + Jury dismissed

November 30, 1879

Miers + Burns released on bail and case is "bound over to the next term of the Circuit Court"

December 8, 1879 - December 12, 1879

Zachariah files 2nd and 3rd lawsuits: "Assault and Battery" and "Breach of Promise and Seduction"

December 9, 1879

Judge Bonner hands down ruling denying Zachariah's lawsuits

December 10, 1879