The history of the locket's ownership is traced as such: after Washington's death it was given to Col. Tonsard. In 1916 it was given to Maud Yoder by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stocker - Mrs. Stocker's maiden name was Clara Baldwin, daughter of E.J. Baldwin. Col. Tonsard is assumed to be an ancestor of Stocker's mother, who was a friend of Maud Yoder.
Private investigator Edward S. Ward after being arrested in Texas and brought back to Los Angeles to face charges that he attempted to frame Police Commissioner Thomas Walkup at the behest of the mayor and his secretary.