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Source: News and Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Savannah Remembers Him”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Charleston, South Carolina
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 1

“Savannah Remembers Him.” News and Courier 10 Sept. 1901: p. 1.
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James B. Parker (rewards, expressions of gratitude, etc.); James B. Parker.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; John H. Deveaux [misspelled below]; John E. Maguire; James B. Parker.


Savannah Remembers Him

     Savannah, Ga, September 9.—There is a movement afoot here among the colored population to present a substantial testimonial to James B. Parker, the negro who caught and bore down Czolgocz, the assailant of the President, thus preventing further shooting. It is believed Parker saved the President’s life. Parker’s mother was born and raised here, and he was himself a magistrate’s constable in this city for several years. He is well remembered as a faithful officer by Collector of the Port Deveau, Superintendent of the Fire Department Maguire and others. Many of his relatives still reside here. It has not yet been decided what form the testimonial shall take.



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