An Historic Hearse
Funeral Car Which Carried President McKinley’s
Body to the Grave
to Be Used in This City.
The hearse which carried
the remains of the late President McKinley from his old home in
Canton to the grave is the property of D. D. Jones & Son, the
undertakers, of this city, and will soon be used by them in their
D. D. Jones, jr. [sic], was in Ravena
[sic], Ohio, just before the president’s body was taken to Canton,
and purchased from the Riddle Coach company, whose factory is at
that place, the most magnificent hearse which was on display. Its
cost was considerably over $3,000. Mr. Jones left orders to have
it shipped to Scranton at once and left Ravena [sic] for Buffalo.
While in the latter city, he received
a telegram from the coach company saying that the undertaker having
the president’s funeral in charge was looking for the most magnificent
hearse he could find and asking permission to let him use the one
Mr. Jones had purchased, as there were no others of its kind in
Mr. Jones at once wired back his permission
and the hearse was used. Mr. Jones received word yesterday that
it has been shipped here from Canton. It will undoubtedly be long
kept as a relic by Mr. Jones after its days of usefulness are over.