Publication information
Source: Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society
Source type: government document
Document type: public address
Document title: “Report of Wisconsin Fruit at the Pan-American”
Author(s): Parsons, A. A.
Volume number: 32
Publisher: Democrat Printing Company
Place of publication: Madison, Wisconsin
Year of publication: 1902
Pagination: 150-53 (excerpt below includes only page 153)

Parsons, A. A. “Report of Wisconsin Fruit at the Pan-American.” Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society. Vol. 32. Madison: Democrat Printing, 1902: pp. 150-53.
A. A. Parsons (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response); A. A. Parsons; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds).
Named persons
Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley.
The address excerpted below was given at the annual meeting on 5 February 1902.

From title page: Annual Meeting at Madison, February 4, 5 and 6. Semi-Annual Meeting at Waupaca, June 5 and 6.

From page 150: By A. A. Parsons, Eureka, Wis.


Report of Wisconsin Fruit at the Pan-American [excerpt]

As to that fatal Friday when our beloved President, William McKinley, was foully assassinated, I am not capable of saying much. I heard the fatal shots that killed him. In a moment I knew what had happened. You can hardly imagine the change that came over that vast assemblage of people. No exhibit of whatsoever kind received the slightest notice. It carried me back in memory to a day, in 1865, when the news came to my regiment that Abraham Lincoln, that saint among men, was in a like manner destroyed. I cannot find words suitable to express my feelings of sorrow in common with others. Strong men, women and children freely mingled their tears of sorrow with each other. A brave comrade, a kind President; his death is mourned by all.



top of page