Monday, May 7, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 7

May 7, 1908 – A male child, apparently not more than three days old, was found this evening inside a door at the Home for Children and Aged Women. On account of the institution being overcrowded the matron was unable to keep the baby and telephoned the police headquarters regarding her charge.

The child was taken in the police ambulance both to Sheltering Arms and Bethany Home, but none of these places could take him. Shelter was finally secured at the City Hospital. The baby was wrapped in inexpensive clothing. The police are working on the case.

The Minneapolis Tribune; “Baby Abandoned in Home for Children”; May 8, 1908; p. 2.

Minneapolis City Hospital


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