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Source: Harrisburg Telegraph
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Soldier Who Helped Catch Czolgolz [sic], Dead”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 17 August 1917
Volume number: 86
Issue number: 196
Pagination: 4

 
Citation
“Soldier Who Helped Catch Czolgolz [sic], Dead.” Harrisburg Telegraph 17 Aug. 1917 v86n196: p. 4.
 
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Keywords
Louis Neff; McKinley assassination.
 
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; William McKinley; Louis Neff.
 
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Soldier Who Helped Catch Czolgolz [sic], Dead

     Pittsburgh, Aug. 17.—Louis Neff, aged 42, for sixteen years a member of the Coast Artillery, and one of the men who overpowered Czolgolz when the latter shot President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, September 6, 1901, is dead. Neff died suddenly while en-route to a local hospital, to undergo an operation for the purpose of removing an abscess from his lungs. Neff left the army five years ago, and since that time had resided in Sharpsburg.
     According to eye witnesses [sic] to the assassination of President McKinley, Neff, immediately following the shooting, jumped on Czolgolz and threw him to the ground.

 

 


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