13 July 2012

Lost $200,000 Jewels

Socialite Mrs. Edward N. Townsend, Jr., of New York, wife of millionaire stock broker, drove into town with her chauffeur.  She stopped at her mothers, instructing the chauffeur to proceed to the Townsend Townhome, there to deposit two suitcases containing clothing and $200,000 in gems.   The chauffeur disappeared however.  Police later took the man in custody, together with the jewels.  The accused blamed alimony for his trouble.   **Fort Wayne(Indiana)Journal-Gazette, 30 SEP 1939

1 comment:

Mrs. Mac said...

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