The Funeral of President McKinley
A PRIVATE service in the house in which the President died was
held at eleven o’clock Sunday morning, at which were present Mrs.
McKinley, Abner McKinley, a number of relatives, members of the
cabinet, and a few personal friends.
The public funeral began at twelve
o’clock on the same day. The casket containing the remains was taken
to the City Hall, under the gloom of rain-laden skies, and here
the face of the dead President was gazed upon by many thousands
On Monday morning the remains were
taken to Washington on a special train, and here the nation’s most
prominent officials, as well as its lowliest citizens, did homage
to the man they mourned, in a pageant of solemn grandeur.
The funeral train proceeded from Washington
to Canton on Tuesday night, the arrangements for the interment in
the family cemetery at that place being set for Thursday.
The progress of the train from Buffalo
to Washington, and again from the national capital to the home of
the McKinleys, was marked by the greatest interest everywhere, indicating
the respect and esteem in which the nation’s head was held by his