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Source: Alpena Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Dr. George H. Shelton”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Alpena, Michigan
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 37
Pagination: [4]

 
Citation
“Dr. George H. Shelton.” Alpena Evening News 12 Sept. 1901 v3n37: p. [4].
 
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Keywords
George H. Shelton; Leon Czolgosz (friends, acquaintances, coworkers, etc.); Czolgosz family; Leon Czolgosz (activities, whereabouts, etc.: Alpena, MI); George H. Shelton (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response).
 
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Charles Nowak; George H. Shelton [misspelled once below].
 
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Dr. George H. Shelton

 

Former Alpena Physician Claims to Have Been Present
When Czolgosz Was Born.

From The Detroit News.
     Dr. George H. Shelton, 643 Fourth avenue [sic], is certain that he was called to attend the mother of would-be assassin Leon Czolgosz when Czolgosz was born in Alpena.
     Dr. Shelron at that time was physician for the German Aid society and a prominent practitioner in Alpena. He attended the uncle of Czolgosz, Charles Nowak, who was also a member of the German Aid society; and he attended the other relatives of the would-be assasin [sic] while they lived in Alpena.
     He is quite sure the night a laborer called at his home in Alpena, asking the doctor to attend his wife that the child born was Leon Czolgosz. 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 thing among the Poles 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 simple, healthy, frugal people. The father worked in a sawmill and earned but little money; nevertheless, the doctor says his bill was paid immediately after his services were rendered.
     The baby Czolgosz was to all appearances a normal child, physically and intellectually. He didn’t see much of the child, however, as he left Alpena afterward, going to Texas when Czolgosz was but 4 years old.
     Dr. Shelton spent some time lookng [sic] over his old records in his office, but the particular book he wanted could not be found, as it had been lost in Texas.
     “I am as certain that I helped bring that anarchist into 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 the doctor.

 

 


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