Seattle police receive 11 reports of missing persons during week ending January 4, 1901.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 8/29/1999
  • Essay 1651
On January 4, 1901, The Seattle Star issues a partial list of missing persons inquiries received by the Seattle Police Department during the previous week. Apparently the Seattle police are constantly receiving out-of-state inquiries. The 11 people listed are all from out of state, and it is unknown whether they were ever found.

Brothers, Fathers, Husbands

Following is the list of missing person inquiries:

  • Ethel B. Long, of Peoria, Ill., wishes to locate Geo. H. Long.
  • Mrs. E. Brockway, of Alsable, Mich. has asked the police to locate E. H. Freeman. The missing man is her brother.
  • B. P. Cunningham, of St. Paul, Minn., desires to locate his brother David Cunningham.
  • Geo. Sangford, of Vancouver, B. C., wishes to locate his brother, Joseph Sangford.
  • W. Weber, of Ogden, Utah, wishes to ascertain the whereabouts of Geo. E. Peterson.
  • Mrs. Omer Osborn, of Portland, Or., has asked the police to locate her husband, Omer Osborn. He is a waiter.
  • R. W. Hannington, an attorney of Nelson, B. C., wishes to locate Manuel S. Bittencourt.
  • H. M. Blum, of Brooklyn, N. Y., has asked the police to locate his father, J. Blum.
  • A. W. Bronson, of the West Hotel Co., of Minneapolis, is desirous of locating W. P. O’Brien.
  • Geo. Taylor, of Dundee, Scotland, has solicited the aid of the local police in locating Eliza Taylor or Alexander.
  • Maxmillian Klingsporn, of Berlin, Germany, has written to the police in hopes of learning the whereabouts of his father, Gustave Edward Klingsporn. The missing man is 57 years of age.

Sources: The Seattle Star, January 4, 1901, p 4.

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