Source: Chicago Sunday Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Governors Order Mourning”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 258
|“Governors Order Mourning.” Chicago Sunday Tribune 15 Sept. 1901 v60n258: part 1, p. 3.|
|William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley (mourning).|
|J. C. W. Beckham; Allen D. Candler; James T. Harrison; William D. Jelks; William Sherman Jennings; George K. Nash; Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.; Albert Blakeslee White.|
Governors Order Mourning
Every State in the Union Takes Steps Preparatory to Paying Last Tribute to Dead President.
Governors of States, Mayors of cities, and the
thousands of civic and commercial organizations seemed to move by a common impulse
yesterday toward expressions of mourning for the nation’s loss and to sincere
praise of the dead Executive.
In New York State, where the President died, Governor Odell immediately ordered the department to rigidly observe the customary regulations and see that all respect was paid to the memory of the dead. The same orders were issued by other Executives. In the South particularly the expressions of sorrow were earnest and sincere. Governor Candler or Georgia, Governor Jennings of Florida, Lieutenant Governor Harrison of Mississippi, Governor White of West Virginia, Governor Jelks of Alabama, and Governor Beckham of Kentucky were among the first to issue proclamations and order emblems of mourning.
In the late President’s home State Governor Nash has appointed a delegation to go to Buffalo and to Washington in order to be prepared for any and all demands that will be made upon the services of Ohio. Formal resolutions were also drafted by a special committee.