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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]

“Dr. George H. Shelton.” Alpena Evening News 12 Sept. 1901 v3n37: p. [4].
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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].


Dr. George H. Shelton


Former Al[pe]n[a] Phy[sic]ian Cl[ai]m[s] to Have Been Pr[ese]nt
When [C]zolgosz W[as] Born.

From The Detroit News.
     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 Alpena.
     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 were rendered.
     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 the doctor.



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