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Source: Paducah Evening Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Leon Czolgosz’ [sic] Brother”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Paducah, Kentucky
Date of publication:
14 December 1909
Volume number: 26
Issue number: 141
Pagination: 12

“Leon Czolgosz’ [sic] Brother.” Paducah Evening Sun 14 Dec. 1909 v26n141: p. 12.
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Frank Czolgosz (death); Frank Czolgosz; Czolgosz family; Frank Czolgosz (public statements).
Named persons
Frank Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; William McKinley.


Leon Czolgosz’ [sic] Brother

     Frank Czolgosz, brother of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, died this week at his home in a Polish colony a few miles from Seattle. He went from Michigan to the state of Washington two years ago and lived with his wife in a clearing in the woods, hoping, it is said, to escape the notoriety caused by his brother’s crime. He bought 40 acres of land, worked hard and saved money, and was respected by his neighbors. To a friend he thus spoke of his family: “We were reared in a home which believed in respecting all laws, and we were taught by peaceful parents the necessity of conforming to established rules of society. Leon was of an impressionable nature and easily swayed. He was a great admirer of Emma Goldman and on several occasions heard her addresses. None of the family ever knew the particulars that led him to commit the crime. His deed came as a great blow to our home, and for years its blighting effect was keenly felt among us.”



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