Borne to the Grave
Funeral Pageant Which Performed the Last Sad Offices.
Canton, O., Sept. 19.—After the services
at the church the funeral procession proceeded to Westlawn cemetery
in the following order:
Squad of police, Chief Marshal Doll
of Canton and aides.
First Division, General Torrence,
national commander Grand Army, commanding—Staff of General Torrence;
Grand Army band; E. F. Taggart, department commander Grand Army
of Ohio and staff; Canton post, Canton, O.; Buckley post, Akron,
O.; Bell-Harmon post, Warren, O.; C. G. Chamberlain post, East Palestine,
O.; Given Post, Wooster, O.; Union Veteral [sic] Legion, Canton.
Second Division, Major General Charles
Dick, commanding—Detachments of Ohio National Guard; troop A of
Ohio National Guard, guard of honor; survivors of the Twenty-third
Ohio, President McKinley’s regiment; President Roosevelt and cabinet;
honorary pall-bearers, generals of army and admirals of the navy;
officiating clergymen; officers of the army and navy; THE FUNERAL
CAR; family and relatives of the late President McKinley; Loyal
Legion; president of senate and United States senators; speaker
of house of representatives and members; governors of states, with
staffs; Louisiana delegation, representing state and United Confederate
Veterans; Governor Nash of Ohio and other state officers; circuit
court judges of Ohio; Governor McKinley’s former staff officers;
federal officials of Cleveland, Chicago, Canton and Massillon, O.;
board of directors of Pan-American exposition; board of Cook county
Third division, Captain H. S. Moses,
commanding—Gate City Guards, Atlanta, Ga.; Cleveland Greys; Cleveland
Scotts Guards; William McKinley command, Spanish-American War Veterans;
Sons of Veterans.
Fourth division, A. B. Foster, grand
commander of Ohio, commanding—Knights Templars, with commanderies
from Louisville, Canton, Massillon, O., Toledo, Zanesville, Steubenville,
Cleveland, Painesville, Lima, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Mansfield,
Pomeroy, Akron, Circleville, Marion, Warren, Hamilton, Salem, Wooster,
Marietta, Uhrichsville and East Liverpool, O.
Fifth division, Brigadier General
Thomas W. Minchull commanding—Eighth infantry of state militia;
Fifth infantry; Ohio City company, Martin’s Ferry, Ohio; Second
infantry, Lima; lodges of the Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Junior
Order United American Mechanics; Knights of St. John; representatives
of Sigma Alpha and Epsilon fraternities.
Sixth division, Theodore Voges commanding—Cleveland
chamber of commerce; Americus club, Pittsburg [sic]; Union League
club, Chicago; Lincoln club, Chicago; Hamilton club, Chicago; Lincoln
club of New Brighton, Pa.
Seventh division—Officials and citizens
of various Ohio cities.
Arriving at the cemetery the casket
was mounted on supports beside the walk and at the entrance to the
receiving vault until the last concourse had marched by. Then the
remains of William McKinley were consigned to the vault there to
remain until the final burial place is constructed. A guard was
placed about the vault which will be maintained night and day until
the final interment.