Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Mob Seeks Man Who Wants to Name His Baby Czolgosz”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 28 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 301
|“Mob Seeks Man Who Wants to Name His Baby Czolgosz.” Chicago Daily Tribune 28 Oct. 1901 v60n301: part 1, p. 1.|
|Charles Britton; McKinley assassination (personal response: anarchists); McKinley assassination (sympathizers); lawlessness (mob rule: Irondequoit, NY).|
|Charles Britton; William McKinley.|
Mob Seeks Man Who Wants to Name His Baby Czolgosz
Charles Britton, a Young Farmer, Narrowly Escapes Violence for
Anarchistic Admiration for Assassin.
Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 27.—[Special.]—Because
he chose to name his first born after the assassin of President McKinley, Charles
Britton, a young farmer living in the town of Irondequoit came near losing his
Britton, who has always been suspected of having anarchistic leanings, has been married about four years. Two weeks ago his wife gave birth to a boy, and the father at the time, in the presence of the nurse and doctor who were attending his wife, made the declaration that he intended to christen the baby Leon Czolgosz Britton.
This morning he took the infant to the house of a priest and requested that it be christened Leon Czolgosz Britton. The priest refused, telling him that he ought to be ashamed of himself.
A mob of about 200 people gathered in front of the Britton home, a small building located on a lonely country road between this city and the village of Irondequoit. Shortly after a vigilance committee arrived and, entering the house, were about to take Britton to the woods and give him a flogging.