On July 16, 1929, Dr. Sven Windrow performed an abortion on 19-year-old Emmy Anderson at a Chicago location. Emmy died on July 24.

Windrow was born in Sweden in March of 1853 and came to the U.S. in 1888.

The 1900 Federal Census shows Windrow living in Chicago with his wife, Anna, daughter, Stella, mother, Sophia, niece, Marcie, and two servants.