Source: Albuquerque Evening Citizen
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Returning Anniversary of Great American Sorrow”
City of publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory
Date of publication: 6 September 1906
Volume number: 20
Issue number: 216
|“Returning Anniversary of Great American Sorrow.” Albuquerque Evening Citizen 6 Sept. 1906 v20n216: p. 1.|
|McKinley assassination (anniversaries of); McKinley memorialization; McKinley memorial (Canton, OH).|
|Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; William McKinley; John G. Milburn.|
Returning Anniversary of Great American Sorrow
Five Years Ago Today President McKinley Was Mortally Wounded
by Fanatic in Buffalo, N. Y.
Canton, Ohio, Sept. 6.—Five years ago today,
in the late afternoon of September 6, 1901, President McKinley was shot and
mortally wounded by Leon Csolgosz, an ignorant fanatic of anarchistic tendencies,
while attending a public reception at the Temple of Music, on the grounds of
the Pan-American exposition in Buffalo. President McKinley died of his wound
on September 14, at the residence of Mr. John G. Milburn, president of the exhibition,
whose guest he was during his visit to the fair. The scenes at the time of the
assassination, the anxious days of the fatal illness of the murdered president,
the grief caused by his untimely death throughout the country will never be
forgotten by the people of this country, who loved McKinley as a man, full of
human kindness, honest and upright and inspired by a deep love for his country.
Many large and costly monuments erected in large and small cities throughout
the country, to honor the memory of McKinley speak eloquently of the love and
esteem which the American people bore their ill-fated magistrate.
The magnificent monument which will commemorate memory of [the] president in this, his home city, is not yet completed, but it is expected that next year, on September 14th, the anniversary of McKinley’s death, the national monument will be unveiled and dedicated. The monument will cost $500,000 and a fund of an additional $100,000 is now being raised to form an endowment for the purpose of keeping the monument in repair. The imposing monument in Buffalo is completed and so are scores of other monuments in other cities, less pretentious, perhaps, but no less eloquent tokens of the people’s love for the departed soldier-statesman.