Sunday, November 13, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 13

November 13, 1921 – A baby approximately two weeks’ old was left with an attendant at the nursery of the Hennepin Theater at noon today by a shabbily-dressed woman who went into the theater.

By 10 p.m., she had not returned to pick up the child. Two bottles of milk were given to the attendant when the woman “checked” the baby.

Police began a search for the woman. The baby, who was healthy and seemed contented, was taken to General Hospital.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Woman Checks Baby But Fails to Return for It”; Nov. 14, 1921; p. 1.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Baby, Two Weeks Old, Abandoned in Theater”; Nov. 14, 1922; p. 1.

Hennepin Theater


If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MNHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: > click on Family History

Contact me at: 


No comments:

Post a Comment