Source: Free Thought Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: 19
Issue number: 11
|[untitled]. Free Thought Magazine Nov. 1901 v19n11: p. 679.|
|Leon Czolgosz; McKinley assassination (religious response: criticism).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Thomas Penney.|
Before sentence of death was passed upon Leon Czolgosz at Buffalo, Sept. 26, his record was taken by District Attorney Penney. It is as follows:
Age—Twenty-eight years. Nativity—Detroit. Residence—Broadway, Nowaks, Buffalo. Occupation—Laborer. Married or single—Single. Degree of Education—Common school and parochial. Religious instruction—Catholic. Parents, living or dead—Father living, mother dead. Temperate or intemperate—Temperate. Former conviction of crime—None.
The above will destroy much of the consolation some of the orthodox clergy were getting out of the idea that Czolgosz was an infidel. The fact is all three Presidents who have been assassinated have met their death at the hands of a Christian believer.