Publication information

El Paso Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Niece Pawns the Gift of McKinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: El Paso, Texas
Date of publication: 4 February 1913
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 9

“Niece Pawns the Gift of McKinley.” El Paso Herald 4 Feb. 1913: p. 9.
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Mabel McKinley Baer.
Named persons
Hermanus L. Baer; Mabel McKinley Baer; William McKinley.
The article is accompanied on the same page with a photograph of Mabel McKinley Baer.

Niece Pawns the Gift of McKinley

     New York, N. Y., Feb. 4.—A storm of unfavorable criticism has been aroused as a result of the discovery of one of the most treasured possessions of the late president McKinley, a solid gold plate bearing an invitation to a Knights Templars assembly in San Francisco, resting in the window of a Broadway pawnshop. The plate recently was the property of Miss Mabel McKinley, a favorite niece of the martyred president, who, at his death, received the plate and other relics and $130,000. She is a vaudeville actress and the wife of Dr. Hermanus Baer, who explained that the plate was sold for $700 because of the fear that it would be stolen.