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Source: Yorkville Enquirer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: news column
Document title: “Scraps and Facts”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Yorkville, South Carolina
Date of publication: 31 March 1908
Volume number: none
Issue number: 26
Pagination: [2]

“Scraps and Facts.” Yorkville Enquirer 31 Mar. 1908 n26: p. [2].
James B. Parker (death); James B. Parker; McKinley assassination; James B. Parker (rewards, expressions of gratitude, etc.).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; Marcus Hanna; William McKinley; James B. Parker.


Scraps and Facts [excerpt]

     James Parker, the Atlanta negro who figured in the McKinley assassination, is today the subject of a dissecting class in the Jefferson Medical college [sic] of Philadelphia. Flushed with money given him by admiring friends, Parker went to the bad after his brave act and finally died in an asylum for the insane. Parker was standing near President McKinley when he was shot at Buffalo and grabbed the assassin, Czolgoz, and turned him over to the police. His act attracted a great deal of attention, and Parker was exploited as a hero from one end of the country to the other. The late Mark Hanna made him a present of $1,000, and other prominent men gave him large sums of money. He spent it all in dissipation and rapidly went down hill [sic].



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