Source: Pittsburg Press
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Assassin Once of Natrona”
City of publication: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 249
|“Assassin Once of Natrona.” Pittsburg Press 8 Sept. 1901 v18n249: sect. 1, p. 2.|
|Leon Czolgosz (activities, whereabouts, etc.: Natrona, PA); Leon Czolgosz; Czolgosz family; Leon Czolgosz (friends, acquaintances, coworkers, etc.).|
|Leon Czolgosz; John Long; William McKinley.|
Assassin Once of Natrona
Czolgosz Lived There and Worked at the Glass Works.
Leon Czolgosz, the assailant of Presid[e]nt McKinley,
was at one time a r[e]sident of Natrona and for a portion of the time was an
employe [sic] of the Ta[rentu]m Glass company. The family cam[e] to Natro[n]a
from Alpine, Mich., and the fat[h]er was e[m]ployed at the Pennsylvania Salt
Manufacturing com[p]any’s works at that place. There was a large famil[y] and
the father had been married the second time. Leon is remembered b[y] his fellow
workmen as a quiet and unassuming boy and they were amazed that he could be
in any way connected with anarchism.
John Long, formerly manager of the glass works, remembers the boy being on the pay roll [sic] and when he saw the name in the paper r[e]marked that it was a familiar one. The family resided in an old log house on the Bra[c]kenridge estate and were considered industrious. They left here about eight years ago and moved to Cleveland. So far as known Czolgosz was about 18 years of age when here and would be about 26 at the present time.