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Source: Times and Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Saw Two Presidents Shot”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Date of publication: 27 November 1908
Volume number: 40
Issue number: 57
Pagination: 1

 
Citation
“Saw Two Presidents Shot.” Times and Democrat 27 Nov. 1908 v40n57: p. 1.
 
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Keywords
E. S. Kennedy; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses); E. S. Kennedy (public statements); presidential assassinations.
 
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Charles J. Guiteau [misspelled below]; E. S. Kennedy; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
 
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Saw Two Presidents Shot

 

The Unique Experience of Mr. E. S. Kennedy.

     Alton, Ill., Nov. 24.—E. S. Kennedy, of East Alton, has sworn off calling on presidents for he is probably the only man in the United States who has seen two presidents of the United States assassinated. When President Garfield was shot by Charles Giteau Mr. Kennedy was standing within a few feet of the chief executive and ran to his aid.
     “I was right on the spot when President McKinley was assassinated. I was in the line of people who were shaking hands with the president. I saw a fellow with his arm in a sling. I was looking right at him when he shot the president.
     “I didn’t see Roosevelt just because I was afraid I might see another president killed.”

 

 


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