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Source: Wilmington Daily Republican
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Heard the Shots That Killed McKinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Wilmington, Delaware
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: [2]

“Heard the Shots That Killed McKinley.” Wilmington Daily Republican 16 Sept. 1901: p. [2].
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Elizabeth B. Johnson; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds); McKinley assassination (public response: Buffalo, NY).
Named persons
Elizabeth B. Johnson [variant first name below]; William F. Johnson; William McKinley.


Heard the Shots That Killed McKinley

     Miss Bessie Johnson[,] daughter of William F. Johnson residing at No. 807 Jackson street [sic], was standing in line awaiting to shake hands with President McKinley at Buffalo the day he was shot. She said she was standing about the two hundredh [sic] person in line who were patiently awaiting their turn to shake hands with the President when she heard the two shots and then the police officers came out of the Temple of Music and closed the doors.
     She says she will never forget the scene so long as she lives. The people were excited and were angry and wanted to lynch the assassin who was taken away by the police in a closed cab.



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