Source: Gazette and Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: news column
Document title: “News About Home”
City of publication: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 110
Issue number: 35
Pagination: 3-4 (excerpt below includes only page 3)
|“News About Home.” Gazette and Courier 14 Sept. 1901 v110n35: part 1, pp. 3-4.|
|Dana Malone; William G. Packard; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds); McKinley assassination (public response: Buffalo, NY).|
|Dana Malone; Ida McKinley; William G. Packard.|
The excerpt (below) appears in a section of the news column titled “Greenfield Items.”
This newspaper, a merger of two previously independent papers, displays two volume numbers—Gazette, 110; Courier, 63—rather than a single volume number for the merged publication. For simplicity’s sake, only the Gazette’s volume number is used herein.
News About Home [excerpt]
Dana Malone and W. G. Packard were near the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition at the time the President was assassinated. They heard the shots, which outside did not sound loud enough so that people thought anything unusual had happened. They saw the ambulance that carried away the President, but it was not generally realized by the crowd outside the building what had happened, until a little later. The rumor spread that the President had been shot, but many thought for some time that someone, possibly Mrs. McKinley, had fainted.