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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

     M[iss] B[ess]ie John[s]on[,] daughter of Willia[m] F. John[s]on re[s]iding at No. 807 Jack[s]on [s]treet [sic], was st[a]ndin[g] i[n] line awaiting [t]o shake hands wi[t]h Pr[esi]d[e]nt McKinl[e]y a[t] Buffalo [t]he day h[e] wa[s] shot. [S]h[e] [s]aid sh[e] was standing about [t]h[e] two h[u]ndredh [sic] person in lin[e] who wer[e] p[a]tiently awaiting their turn [t]o sh[a]k[e] hands with th[e] President wh[e]n [s]he heard th[e] two [s]hot[s] [a]nd th[e]n th[e] polic[e] offic[e]r[s] cam[e] out of th[e] T[e]mpl[e] of Mu[s]ic a[n]d clo[se]d th[e] do[o]r[s].
     She [sa]ys [she] w[i]ll [ne]v[e]r for[ge]t th[e] [s]c[e]n[e] so long as [s]h[e] l[i]v[es]. The p[e]opl[e] w[e]r[e] [e]xci[t]ed and w[e]r[e] angry and w[an]t[e]d to lynch [t]he a[ss]a[ss]in who wa[s] tak[e]n away by [t]h[e] [p]olic[e] in a clo[se]d cab.



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