Source: Pittsburg Press
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Executioner Is Missing”
City of publication: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 21 April 1902
Volume number: 19
Issue number: 110
|“Executioner Is Missing.” Pittsburg Press 21 Apr. 1902 v19n110: p. 2.|
|Edwin F. Davis (disappearance); Leon Czolgosz (execution: reprisals); Leon Czolgosz (execution: public response).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Edwin F. Davis; L. A. Davis; William McKinley.|
Executioner Is Missing
New York State Electrician Unheard of Since Czolgosz Died.
Rochester, N. Y., April 21.—L. A. Davis, of Corning,
uncle of E. F. Davis, of Caton, the State electrician, stated yesterday that
much concern was felt over the whereabouts of his nephew, the State electrician,
as he and other relatives, including the daughter and mother, had not heard
a word from E. F. Davis since shortly after he acted in his official capacity
in the electrocution of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley.
What increases the anxiety of the friends of Mr. Davis, according to his uncle’s statement, is the fact that just previous to the electrocution of Czolgosz, E. F. Davis had received about a dozen threatening letters, stating that if he carried out the State’s orders and electrocuted Czolgosz, he was a marked man, and would be summarily dealt with, in other words, would be “removed.”
These letters came from anarchists. One letter was received from Newark, N. J., and others from Buffalo, Paterson, Chicago and one from Europe. The uncle stated yesterday that his nephew frequently was away for months at a time, but always wrote letters, occasionally to some of his relatives, advising them where he was.