Source: Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy
Source type: journal
Document type: article
Document title: “In Memoriam”
Date of publication: January 1902
Volume number: none
Issue number: 41
|“In Memoriam.” Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy Jan. 1902 n41: p. 24.|
|Pennsylvania Prison Society; William McKinley (death: public response); William McKinley (mourning).|
WILLIAM MCKINLEY, PRESIDENT UNITED STATES.
Died September 14th, 1901.
At a meeting of the Acting Committee of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, held September 26th, 1901, the following minute was passed by a rising silent vote:
That as God has removed by death the Chief Magistrate
of our country, President McKinley, we, the members of this venerable Society,
desire to record our profound sorrow for the untimely death of our late President
of the United States, William McKinley, and our deep abhorrence of the crime
by which the nation has been so suddenly bereft of its Chief Executive and plunged
We would here express our high appreciation of the life and distinguished services of the dead, and would pay our heartfelt tribute to the signal ability and conscientiousness with which he at all times discharged the trying duties of his great office, the manliness and noble simplicity of his personal character, the beauty and tenderness of his domestic relations, and the power of the Christian faith which sustained him in life.
The nation mourns a trusted chief, and the American people one of the best and brightest examples of those virtues which constitute the truest glory of our social and national life.