Publication information

Source:
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: 32
Issue number: none
Pagination: 9

 
Citation
“Niece Pawns the Gift of McKinley.” El Paso Herald 4 Feb. 1913 v32: p. 9.
 
Transcription
full text
 
Keywords
Mabel McKinley Baer.
 
Named persons
Hermanus L. Baer; Mabel McKinley Baer; William McKinley.
 
Notes
The article is accompanied on the same page with a photograph of Mabel McKinley Baer.
 
Document


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.