Source: Times and Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Saw Two Presidents Shot”
City of publication: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Date of publication: 27 November 1908
Volume number: 40
Issue number: 57
|“Saw Two Presidents Shot.” Times and Democrat 27 Nov. 1908 v40n57: p. 1.|
|E. S. Kennedy; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses); E. S. Kennedy (public statements); presidential assassinations.|
|James A. Garfield; Charles J. Guiteau [misspelled below]; E. S. Kennedy; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.|
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 pre[s]idents for he is probably the only man
in the Unite[d] States who has seen two president[s] of the United States assassinated.
When President Garfield was shot b[y] Charles Giteau Mr. Kennedy was standing
within a few feet of the chief executive and ran to his ai[d].
“I was right on the spot when President McKi[n]ley was assassinated. I was in the line of people who w[er]e s[h]aking 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 [b]ecause I was afraid I might see another president killed.”