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 Patricia Christina “Pat” Maguire

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Patricia Christina “Pat” Maguire

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
28 Sep 1937 (aged 32)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
121027765 View Source

Patricia, the pretty daughter of James Christopher Maguire and his wife, Sadie Mable Walters, became known as the "American Sleeping Beauty." She had been feeling drowsy for several weeks before falling asleep for good on February 14, 1932. She remained asleep until her death almost 6 years later. Patricia suffered from encephalitis lethargia or "sleeping sicknes."

At the onset of her sickness, Patricia was a secretary/stenographer at the McFaddin Publishing Company.

Patricia's mother, Mrs. Peter Miley and sister, Mrs. Gladys Hansen, took care of her at her mother's home at 523 Clarence Ave. in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. At times, Patricia seemed to be semi-conscious, even holding up two fingers when asked how many daughters her mother had. She sometimes reacted to noise in the room, but most of the time she just slept.

Despite the hopes of her family, she never regained consciousness.

Patricia died at the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago after being transferred there for an operation to remove an abdominal tumor. Before the operation could take place, she developed bronchial pneumonia, which took her life the evening of September 28, 1937. Patricia had been given the Last Rites of the Roman Catholic Church, before passing away, her mother and sister Gladys by her bedside.



Patricia, the pretty daughter of James Christopher Maguire and his wife, Sadie Mable Walters, became known as the "American Sleeping Beauty." She had been feeling drowsy for several weeks before falling asleep for good on February 14, 1932. She remained asleep until her death almost 6 years later. Patricia suffered from encephalitis lethargia or "sleeping sicknes."

At the onset of her sickness, Patricia was a secretary/stenographer at the McFaddin Publishing Company.

Patricia's mother, Mrs. Peter Miley and sister, Mrs. Gladys Hansen, took care of her at her mother's home at 523 Clarence Ave. in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. At times, Patricia seemed to be semi-conscious, even holding up two fingers when asked how many daughters her mother had. She sometimes reacted to noise in the room, but most of the time she just slept.

Despite the hopes of her family, she never regained consciousness.

Patricia died at the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago after being transferred there for an operation to remove an abdominal tumor. Before the operation could take place, she developed bronchial pneumonia, which took her life the evening of September 28, 1937. Patricia had been given the Last Rites of the Roman Catholic Church, before passing away, her mother and sister Gladys by her bedside.




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