Friday, July 22, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 22

July 22, 1912 – Edith Stockman, 18 years old, is near death at a local Duluth hospital, as the result of being stopped by a policeman this evening while she was walking down the street in her sleep wearing only her nightgown. The girl left her bed and was five blocks from her home before she encountered the officer. Stockman was walking leisurely toward the business center of town and the policeman, realizing her condition, attempted to waken her gently. As soon as he touched her she came to with a start, and screaming wildly for help, went into convulsions.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Girl Walking in Sleep Goes Into Convulsions When Wakened on Street”; July 23, 1912; p. 1.

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