McKinley Memorial Association
The McKinley National Memorial Association,
having been incorporated according to law, met in Cleveland, Ohio,
October 10, 1901, for the purpose of effecting an organization by
the election of officers and adoption of regulations for its government.
The President of the United States,
at the request of Mrs. McKinley and members of the family, named
the following Board of Trustees:
|Cornelius N. Bliss, New York,
||William McConway, Pittsburg [sic],
|Thomas Dolan, Philadelphia,
||David R. Francis, St. Louis,
|W. Murray Crane, Boston,
||Robert J. Lowry, Atlanta,
|Alexander H. Revell, Chicago,
||Henry C. Payne, Milwaukee,
|Charles W. Fairbanks, Indianapolis,
||Henry T. Scott, San Francisco,
|Henry M. Duffield, Detroit,
||Franklin Murphy, Newark,
|George B. Cortelyou, Washington,
||E. S. Hammond, Memphis,
|Ell Torrance, Minneapolis,
||E. W. Bloomingdale, New York,
|William A. Lynch, Canton,
||William R. Day, Canton,
|John G. Milburn, Buffalo,
||Marcus A. Hanna, Cleveland,
T. Herrick, Cleveland.
The Trustees having qualified, proceeded
to election of officers, choosing as
President, William R. Day, Canton, Ohio;
Vice-President, Marcus A. Hanna, Cleveland, Ohio;
Treasurer, Myron T. Herrick, Cleveland, Ohio;
Secretary, Ryerson Ritchie, Cleveland, Ohio.
The purposes of the Association,
as defined in its certificate of incorporation, are the erection
and maintenance at Canton, Ohio, of a suitable memorial to the late
President, and raising the necessary funds for said purposes; and
after fully providing therefor, the surplus of such funds, if any,
to be devoted to such memorial as may be provided for the late President
at the National Capital. The memorial will be erected at Canton,
that city having been his home throughout his public life and selected
by him as his final resting place.
The memorial is to be, in the highest
sense, the sincere expression of all the people of the country of
their love for President McKinley and of their admiration for the
qualities expressed so eminently in his life and deeds.
It is the purpose to have the offerings
of the people voluntary, with a full opportunity to all to contribute.
The Association will prepare and distribute
to all donors to the fund a souvenir certificate, which will be
worthy of preservation as evidence of the holder’s participation
in the work. The name and post-office address of each contributor
should be forwarded to the Treasurer of the Association, with the
fund remitted, for preservation in the permanent archives of the
It is hoped that the response of the
people will be so liberal that a memorial may be erected which will
fittingly honor the memory of our martyred President, and emphasize
their loyalty to our institutions, and their abhorence of that spirit
of lawlessness which inspired the assault upon his life. 
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Auxiliary to the above-mentioned
National Association, it was decided to form a State Association
in the State of New York, and at a meeting held at the Chamber of
Commerce of the State of New York, 32 Nassau street, New York city,
October 23, a State organization was effected, with the following
President, Governor B. B. Odell, Jr.;
Treasurer, James G. Cannon;
Chairman Executive Committee, Cornelius N. Bliss;
Secretary, F. B. Thurber.
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Chairman Executive Committee.
For the purpose of carrying
out the plans of the McKinley Memorial Association, T
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will receive subscriptions in amounts from one dollar upwards. Contributors
will please send name, amount and post-office address, and make
checks payable to the order of James G. Cannon.
Acknowledgment of all contributions
received will be made in the pages of T
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unless donors request otherwise.
Mr. Bradford Rhodes is authorized
to receive subscriptions for the McKinley Memorial Association of
the State of New York. Checks should be made payable to the order
of James G. Cannon, Treasurer.
(Signed) CChairman Executive Committee.
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