Source: Daily Picayune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A National Monument”
City of publication: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: 65
Issue number: 241
|“A National Monument.” Daily Picayune 22 Sept. 1901 v65n241: part 1, pp.1-2.|
|McKinley National Memorial Association (public statements); McKinley memorial (Canton, OH); McKinley memorialization.|
A National Monument
Steps Taken to Erect a Shaft at Canton.
Canton, O., Sept. 21.—At a meeting of the executive
committee, appointed under the authority conferred by the cabinet for the purpose
of conducting the final obsequies at Canton, steps were taken for the organization
of the association having in view the erection of a national monument at the
cemetery in this city to the memory of the president.
The committee has authorized the following statement:
“The place in view is beautifully located in the cemetery, where the deceased members of the president’s family are already buried. The location was visited by members of the cabinet, the speaker of the house, members of congress and other distinguished men in attendance at  the president’s funeral on Thursday.
“There was but one sentiment expressed as to the beauty and eligibility of the location. It is upon a lofty eminence, commanding a view of the city and country for miles around, and is in a new portion of the cemetery not heretofore used for burial purposes.
“Many visitors have expressed their approbation of this selection, and all agree that a more fitting place for the final repose of the president’s remains could not be selected.
“After the corporation has effected its organization steps will be taken to procure subscriptions with a view to the speedy erection of the monument.
“While the committee have taken upon themselves the formal steps for the incorporation of an association under the laws of Ohio, the association, when formed, will be in no sense local in character, but will be made thoroughly national in its management and control.”