Source: Topeka State Journal
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Bishop Hurst Dead”
City of publication: Topeka, Kansas
Date of publication: 4 May 1903
Volume number: 30
Issue number: 104
|“Bishop Hurst Dead.” Topeka State Journal 4 May 1903 v30n104: p. 1.|
|John Fletcher Hurst (death); McKinley assassination (related tragedies).|
|John Fletcher Hurst; William McKinley.|
|The following excerpt comprises two nonconsecutive portions of this article. Omission of text within the excerpt is indicated with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).|
Bishop Hurst Dead [excerpt]
Fatal Illness Began with News of McKinley’s Assassination.
Washington, May 4.—Bishop John Fletcher Hurst of the Methodist Episcopal church died here at 12:40 o’clock this morning.
Bishop Hurst had been in failing health for nearly two years and for more than
a year it had been recognized that a fatal termination of his malady was but
a question of months.
He was stricken with paralysis in London last September a year ago, when attending the Ecumenical conference. The news of President McKinley’s assassination prostrated him and the shock brought on rapidly the decline that finally ended in his death.