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Source: Davenport Sunday Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Was with the Funeral Train”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Davenport, Iowa
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 5

“Was with the Funeral Train.” Davenport Sunday Democrat 22 Sept. 1901: p. 5.
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George F. Evers; McKinley funeral services (Canton, OH: arrangements, preparations, etc.); Canton, OH; McKinley funeral services (Canton, OH: attendees).
Named persons
George F. Evers.


Was with the Funeral Train


George Evers Comes on Home for a Visit After Helping Direct
the President’s Funeral.

     George F. Evers is at home for a month or two, having come in this morning from Canton, where he attended the funeral of President McKinley. In fact, Mr. Evers was there in his line of duty as assistant sergeant-at-arms of the house of representatives. By virtue of his office the sergeant-at-arms of the national house has charge of the arrangement for the public funerals of congressmen, and he called Mr. Evers to his aid in connection with the details of the McKinley funeral. The result is that Mr. Evers has been right with the mournful rites from the first. He confirms the reports that Canton was simply unable to take care of the crowds that attended the funeral, although the best was done that could be done. Not only were there not accommodations enough for the people, the transportation facilities were swamped, and after the funeral those who wanted to get out of town could not do so. Men sat on the curbstone during the night and lay down wherever they could. Having come out as far as Canton from his temporary home in Washington, Mr. Evers thought he might as well come on to Davenport, and he has been busy greeting his old friends ever since he arrived.



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