Dec. 10, 1896 Worcester Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
Jul. 15, 1981 Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
Master jewel thief and "second-story man" of the roaring 20s. Subject of March 12, 1956 Life magazine article and 1961 book by Neil Hickey "The Gentleman was a Thief". Ingratiated himself into New York society by befriending Prince Edward, Harry Houdini and Jimmy Hines of the Monagahelka Democratic Club. Instrumental in the Auburn Prison riot of July 1929 during which he escaped. He remained at large for 3 years and was recaptured in New Jersey. After his release from prison in 1949 led an exemplary life and was a kind and gentleman respected by family and friends alike. He left many admiring nieces and nephews. (bio by: Tom Galliher)
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There isn't a day goes by that I don't think of you. What a wonderful uncle, and second father you were to me when my Dad died. I was only 16, and you guided me through my teen years. You were an inspiration to me. I pray for your soul every night. You we...(Read more) -
Lucy Manning Linden Added: Jul. 12, 2015