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Source: Akron Daily Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Present at the Reception”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Akron, Ohio
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 122
Pagination: 1

“Present at the Reception.” Akron Daily Democrat 10 Sept. 1901 v10n122: p. 1.
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R. H. Probert; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses); Abraham Polsky; Rose Polsky.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Abraham Polsky; Rose Polsky; R. H. Probert.


Present at the Reception


At Which the President Was Shot.

     Mr. R. H. Probert, proprietor of the Excelsior Machine works, attended the reception at the Exposition Friday, at which President McKinley was shot and was only a few feet away when the shooting took place. He had not noticed the assassin until after he fired but his attention was at once attracted by the shooting and he saw the capture of Czolgosz and the removal of the President. The scene was most dramatic; the excitement deeply intense.
     Mr. A. Polsky and daughter, Miss Rose Polsky, of Akron, were just entering the Temple of Music when the attempted assassination took place. They were in the crowd uncomfortably crushed as the soldiers pressed the people back while the President was carried out.



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