Source: Stark County Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Memorial”
City of publication: Canton, Ohio
Date of publication: 10 July 1906
Volume number: 73
Issue number: 8
|“Memorial.” Stark County Democrat 10 July 1906 v73n8: p. 5.|
|McKinley memorialization (Canton, OH); O. W. Holmes; O. W. Holmes (public statements).|
|O. W. Holmes; Ida McKinley; William McKinley.|
Windows to Be Placed in the First M. E. Church by Mrs. McKinley
in Honor of the Late President.
Rev. Dr. O. W. Holmes announced to the congregation
of the First M. E. church Sunday, the presentation of four memorial art glass
windows to the church by Mrs. McKinley in honor of the late president.
The four windows, which will cost several thousand dollars, will be of the finest glass procurable. The designs for them were made by one of the largest art glass firms in the east; they are at present in the hands of the trustees of the church. They stated that a full description of the windows cannot be given out until a later date.
Rev. Holmes stated last evening, “the windows will undoubtedly be a very fitting and elegant memorial of our martyred president. They will be of art glass with appropriate scriptural pictures and inscriptions. It has not as yet been definitely decided as to what the pictures and inscriptions will be.”
The new windows will be put in the place of the first four stained glass windows facing on South Cleveland avenue [sic], and a brass tablet will be placed on the pillar in the center of the four windows containing the name of the donor and other suitable inscriptions. Dr. Holmes stated that it would be several months before the windows will be placed.
The church at the present time has no memorial of McKinley except a small brass tablet marking the McKinley pew. It is very fitting that the church at which McKinley was a regular worshiper should have a memorial.
Dr. Holmes stated last night that he preferred to withhold a complete description until a later date as there are many things concerning the gift which are as yet in the embryo.