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Source: Virginia Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Cut Up the Man Who Disarmed Czolgosz”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Williamsburg, Virginia
Date of publication: 4 April 1908
Volume number: 15
Issue number: 45
Series: new series
Pagination: [7]

“Cut Up the Man Who Disarmed Czolgosz.” Virginia Gazette 4 Apr. 1908 v15n45 (new series): p. [7].
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James B. Parker (death); James B. Parker; James B. Parker (rewards, expressions of gratitude, etc.).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [first name wrong below]; Marcus Hanna; William McKinley; James B. Parker.


Cut Up the Man Who Disarmed Czolgosz


Body of James Parker, the Negro
Who Knocked Down Assassin
of President McKinley, Is
Carved Up as Exhibit for
Medical Students.

     PHILADELPHIA, PA.—Special.—Before a class of students at the Jefferson Medical College the body of James B. Parker, colored, was placed upon the dissecting table Thursday. Parker was the man who beat Louis Czolgosz to the ground and disarmed him after the latter had fired two shots into the body of President McKinley at Buffalo on September 6, 1901. At the time of Mr. McKinley’s assassination Parker was a Pullman car porter, but public praise soon turned his head, and he gave up his position on the railroad. Parker died penniless at the Philadelphia hospital, where he was a patient in the insane department.
     After the shooting at Buffalo Parker was praised by everybody, as it was thought for a time that his act had saved the President’s life. Senator Mark Hanna, of Ohio, presented Parker with a check for $1,000 in appreciation of his bravery.
     Form [sic] that time Parker began to wander around. He was a hard drinker, and finally wound up in the insane asylum.



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