Dr. George H. Shelton
Former Al[pe]n[a] Phy[sic]ian Cl[ai]m[s] to Have
When [C]zolgosz W[as] Born.
Dr. George H. Shelt[o]n, 643 Fourth
avenue [sic], is certain that he was called to attend the mother
of wou[l]d-[b]e assassin Leon Czolgosz when Czolgosz was born in
Dr. Shelron at that time was [p]hysician
for the German Aid society and a prominent practitioner in Alpena.
He attended the uncle of Czolgosz, Charles Nowak, who was also a
mem[b]er of the German Aid society; and he attended the other relatives
of the would-[b]e assasin [sic] wh[il]e they l[i]ved in Alpena.
He is quite sure the night a laborer
calle[d] at his home in Alpena, asking the doctor to attend his
wife that the child born was Leon Cz[o]lgosz. The only thing that
might in any way throw doubt on the case was the fact that the family
spelled their name slightly different. However, this was no unusual
th[i]ng among the P[o]les of Alpena.
The doctor said that the family then
lived on the beach in a small frame cottage, and that both mother
and father of the baby Czolgosz were simp[l]e, healthy, frugal people.
The father worked [i]n a sawmill and earned but little money; nevertheless,
the doctor says his bill was paid immediately after his services
The baby Cz[o]lgosz was to all appearances
a normal child, physically and intellectually. He didn’t see much
of the child, however, as he le[f]t Alpena afterward, going to Texas
when Czolgosz was but 4 years old.
D[r]. Shelton spent some time lookng
[sic] over his old rec[o]rds in his office, but the particular book
he wanted could not be fou[n]d, as it had been lost in Texas.
“I am as certain that I helped bring
that anarchist [i]nto the world as I am that I stand here, and I
wish now that I had wrung his neck before he opened his eyes,” remarked