December 27, 1905: Oops! Milton A. Mory Found Innocent, Returns Home


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA.

December 27, 1905: One of the greatest scandals in Boyertown history was caused by a gigantic mistake. The Cashier of the National Bank of Boyertown, Milton A. Mory, who was indicted for embezzlement and misappropriation of funds and disappeared without a trace four years ago, has been absolved and is back in Boyertown.

His wife and daughter went to Philadelphia to meet him when it was learned that the charges against him were dropped. The District Attorney has determined that Mory committed no criminal act, so there had been no reason for him to have fled.

Although he is reticent about discussing where he has been all that time, he admits he spent part of it in Mexico. He is so glad to return to his old home at 34 East Philadelphia Avenue and is pleased that his long-time friends have warmly welcomed him back. He has been offered a position at the Boyertown Burial Casket Company, which he had helped to organize in 1893.

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