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Source: Stark County Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Corner Stone”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Canton, Ohio
Date of publication: 14 November 1905
Volume number: 72
Issue number: 45
Pagination: 1

“Corner Stone.” Stark County Democrat 14 Nov. 1905 v72n45: p. 1.
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McKinley memorial (Canton, OH: cornerstone laying).
Named persons
William R. Day; Frederic S. Hartzell [first name misspelled below]; Ida McKinley.


Corner Stone


The Ceremony Is to Be Brief But Impressive and President William
R. Day Will Be in Charge of the Exercises.

     Frederick S. Hartzell, assistant secretary of the McKinley National Memorial association, has issued the following statement:

To the Morning News,
     Gentlemen:—The cornerstone of the McKinley mausoleum on Monument Hill will be laid the morning of Thursday, the 16th inst., at eleven o’clock. The brief ceremony that has been arranged for will be attended by the trustees of the Memorial association and presided over by its president, William R. Day.
     Contemplating the necessity of a very considerable expense that will inevitably be incurred by a suitable observance of the day that shall mark the dedication of this monument at its completion two years hence, the trustees have thought best in the interests of economy to avoid every possible outlay at this time. For this reason no arrangements will be made for the special care of any guests of the association on Thursday next, excepting Mrs. McKinley and her household, the families of the trustees and members of the city government of Canton.
     The fact that Cantonians generally have contributed with pronounced liberality to the fund with which this monument is being built, and that many of them have given with the utmost freedom of their time and influence towards its success, makes a special invitation to each who has helped in the work appear eminently appropriate. Undoubtedly it would be but for the reason just stated.
     While the exercises on Thursday morning will be very brief and simple they must from their nature be impressive and interesting, and it is hoped that the people of Canton, whether contributors to the memorial fund or not, will be present.

Frederick S. Hartzell, Ass’t Sec’y.



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