Nov. 18, 1888: The pride of Minneapolis mothers

  • Updated: November 23, 2013 - 11:15 PM

One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Minneapolis Tribune offered early proof that the children of our state are decidedly above average. Meet Leonora, Birdie, Willis, Tootie and dozens of other up-and-coming youngsters of the Flour City. I've researched a few of the names to find out if they enjoyed success as adults. So far I've identified the future occupations of two: Murray T. Davenport worked as a sports reporter for the Tribune for many years, and Leonora Naylor studied art at the University of Chicago and became a watercolorist of some renown in Santa Cruz, Calif. Do you know what happened to any of these children? Send an e-mail to and I'll add their stories to this gallery.

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