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Source: Buffalo Enquirer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Grief Over President Caused His Suicide”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 58
Issue number: 37
Pagination: 8

“Grief Over President Caused His Suicide.” Buffalo Enquirer 10 Sept. 1901 v58n37: p. 8.
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Orlando D. Van Camp; McKinley assassination (related tragedies).
Named persons
William McKinley; Orlando D. Van Camp [misspelled below].


Grief Over President Caused His Suicide


Orlando D. Vancamp, Wealthy Erie Resident, Blows His Head Off with a Shotgun.

     Erie, Sept. 10.—Grief over the shooting of President McKinley, and subsequent worry over his condition and prospects of recovery, were the causes which led Orlando D. Vancamp, one of Erie’s most prominent men to kill himself last night. He blew off his head with a shotgun.
     Vancamp was very wealthy and was a delegate to the national convention at Philadelphia, when President McKinley was nominated for a second term. He was interested in Chicago opera houses.



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