Jeff Jardine

September 28, 2013 11:14 PM

Brewster Mansion? Historian finds evidence Robert McHenry really wasn't a McHenry

What began as a project to learn more about Modesto patriarch Robert McHenry's personal and family histories morphed into a three-year investigation worthy of a "CSI" episode, complete with DNA matches and the use of computer technology. Lancaster's findings ultimately change some of what local historians believed for more than a century. She unveiled her findings during the McHenry Mansion's grand-reopening dinner Friday.

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