Saturday, January 3, 2009

Diamond fob was taken

This story was from the Ypsilanti Daily Press of Tuesday, January 5, 1909.

Burglars with a choice in jewelry broke into the home of Frank Owen on Chicago avenue (now Michigan Ave.) Saturday afternoon and helped themselfs to one of Mr.Owen's most valued souvenirs and then, not contented with their prize looted the house, breaking into locked boxes and prying open the door of compartments that failed to yield easily to their desire for information.

Among the missing property is a handsome watch fob which was a gift to Mr. Owen from Comisky, the owner of the Chicago White Sox of which Mr. Owen is a famous pitcher.

Two years ago when the White Sox won the pennant Comisky had 14 fobs made to his order and presented them to the men. The fobs were unique, with a white sock on and each held a valuable diamond. This is among the missing property from the Owen home.

A singlar part of the deal is the fact that two valuable watches were left which indicates that the burglars were after diamonds and money and did not want to be brothered wtih something which might be hard to dispose of.

The burglary was committed between 3 and 4 p. m. and the family had noticed two men lingering around the house for several days before.

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