Thursday, March 29, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 29

March 29, 1905 – Willie Hudson, the 8-year-old boy who was found crying, hungry and tired in the smoking room of the St. Paul Union Depot last Sunday evening, stranded on his way from Oelwein, Ia., to McGregor, Minn., is still being taken care of by the Relief Society.


Efforts were made by Secretary Hutchins of the society to get into communications with the parents of the boy and letters were sent to McGregor. Today Hutchins received a letter from the constable of McGregor, J. W. Clark, saying that the boy’s mother and her second husband separated over a year ago and that the mother is now living in Aitkin, Minn.


J. W. Hudson of McGregor, says that no one has claimed the child. Steps will now be taken by the Relief Society to compel the mother to take care of the boy. Until an answer has been received, the boy will remain under the care of the association.

The Saint Paul Globe; “Relief Society Seeks Mother of Lost Boy. Effort Is Being Made to Provide Home for Willie Hudson.”; March 30, 1905; p. 6.



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