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Source: Sydney Mail
Source type: newspaper
Document type: column
Document title: “Notes of the Week”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Sydney, Australia
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 72
Issue number: 2151
Pagination: 784-85 (excerpt below includes only page 784)

“Notes of the Week.” Sydney Mail 28 Sept. 1901 v72n2151: pp. 784-85.
McKinley funeral services; James A. Garfield; presidential assassinations (comparison).
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley.
Alternate newspaper title: Sydney Mail [and] New South Wales Advertiser.


Notes of the Week [excerpt]

     A singular coincidence has been observable in the funeral of President M’Kinley and the case of that other martyred President, Garfield. Both hailed from Ohio, both fell at the hands of an assassin. President M’Kinley was buried on the 20th anniversary of President Garfield’s death; the catafalque and bier in which President M’Kinley’s body was borne in Washington was the same as used for both his murdered predecessors, Lincoln and Garfield, and similar simplicity in service was observed at the obsequies in each case.



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