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Source: Albuquerque Evening Citizen
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Once a Hero, but Now Only Waiter at Table”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory
Date of publication: 23 January 1907
Volume number: 21
Issue number: 20
Pagination: 2

“Once a Hero, but Now Only Waiter at Table.” Albuquerque Evening Citizen 23 Jan. 1907 v21n20: p. 2.
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James B. Parker; McKinley assassination.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; James B. Parker.


Once a Hero, but Now Only Waiter at Table

     New Haven, Conn.: James Parker, who was given a house in Washington, D. C., and a position as messenger in congress, for capturing Czolgosz after he shot President McKinley in Buffalo, has lost both his house and job, and has just taken a position as waiter in the Yale dining hall.
     At the time of the assassination, Parker was employed as a guard at the exposition hall, and was near Czolgosz in the line of people waiting to shake the hand of the president. As soon as the shot was fired, Parker rushed forward, grappled with the murderer, and threw him to the floor, at the same time disarming him. On the arrival of the police Parker gave the assassin into their charge. The subsequent prosperity is said to have been too much for him.



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