Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 3

January 3, 1910 – Carl Hanson, a 9-year-old Detroit Lakes boy who was brought to St. Paul a short time ago by his father for treatment for heart failure, and who has three times narrowly escaped death from cold and exposure, is again at the city hospital in serious condition, and his father, who deserted him at Fifth and Robert Streets this afternoon, cannot be found.

Charles Hanson, the father, is believed by the police to be mentally unbalanced. Two years ago, according to dispatches from Detroit Lakes, Hanson was committed to an insane asylum, but he was afterwards released as cured.

When picked up on the street the boy was taken to the county jail, but later his condition became serious again and he was once more taken to the hospital.

Duluth Evening Herald; “Sick Boy Is Left On St. Paul Street. Carl Hansen of Detroit, Minn., Once More Taken to Hospital.”; Jan. 4, 1910; p. 1.

St. Paul City Hospital 1912


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