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Source: Decatur Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “In Room Where He Died”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Decatur, Illinois
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 141
Part/Section: 1
Pagination: 2

“In Room Where He Died.” Decatur Herald 15 Sept. 1901 n141: part 1, p. 2.
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William McKinley (remains); Milburn residence; Ida McKinley.
Named persons
William R. Day; Marcus Hanna; Ida McKinley.


In Room Where He Died


President’s Remains Have Not Yet Been Removed.

     Buffalo, Sept. 14.—It was decided not to lay out the body of the president tonight and it remained in the upper chamber where death occurred. A detail of non-commissioned officers from the marine hospital corps was assigned to remain with the corpse through the night. Not until tomorrow morning will the body be committed to the casket. No one outside of those engaged in the autopsy and the care of the body have looked upon the face of the dead chieftain, even nurses and relatives being asked to wait until the casket is brought down to the drawing room tomorrow morning. At that time the relatives and those who have been nearest the president, including Senator Hanna and Judge Day, will see his face for the first time in death and later funeral services will be held, and the body will be borne to the Buffalo city hall to lie in state. Mrs. McKinley was induced to retire about 8 o’clock. Those about her were surprised at the strength she has shown to withstand the trials of the day.



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