Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “M’Kinley’s State Mourning”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 257
|“M’Kinley’s State Mourning.” Chicago Daily Tribune 14 Sept. 1901 v60n257: p. 11.|
|William McKinley (death: public response: Columbus, OH); William McKinley (death: government response); proclamations (Governor Nash, Ohio).|
|George K. Nash.|
M’Kinley’s State Mourning
Governor Nash Issues Proclamation Asking All People to Join in Tribute to His Memory.
Columbus, O., Sept. 14, 3 a. m.—The news of the
President’s relapse and the later bulletins indicating approaching dissolution
caused profound grief in Ohio’s capital, and there was practically a suspension
of business at the Statehouse.
Governor Nash returned from Cleveland in the afternoon, and the executive office was filled with State officers and prominent public men until long past midnight. When the news of the President’s death arrived Governor Nash issued a proclamation.
Poignant grief was written in the face of the many personal friends of the President gathered there. Great crowds of people thronged the streets in the early part of the night, and many wild rumors were afloat. There was no disorder, however, and the crowd dispersed before midnight.