The kindly and unselfish attributes which his colleagues knew and loved, the public felt, and now men of every faith and following join in reverent acknowledgment of those distinctive virtues and abilities that lift him among the truly great of all ages.
The passing of Presidents and Kings usually evokes tributes of praise, but in William McKinley’s life there was an element that made him more than ruler, and which, in the hour of his death, is above the tribute of speech and tears.
The ordinary tributes paid to the memory
of the great when they pass
from earth utterly fail to satisfy the mind in an attempted application
of them to our dead President.
CERTIFICATE OF THE CORONER.
FORMAL RECORD OF MCKINLEY’S DEATH FOR BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
The coroner of Erie County issued the following certificate of death of the late President:
CITY OF BUFFALO,
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS,
COUNTY OF ERIE, STATE OF NEW YORK.
Certificate and record of death of William McKinley:
I hereby certify that he died on the 14th
day of September, 1901, about
2:15 o’clock A.M., and that to the best of my knowledge and belief the
cause of death was as hereunder written:
Cause, gangrene of both walls of stomach
and pancreas following gunshot
Witness my hand this 14th day of September, 1901.
H.R. GAYLORD, M.D.
H.Z. MATZINGER, M.D.
JAMES F. WILSON, Coroner.
Date of death—September 14,
Age—58 years, 7 months, 15 days.
Single, married, etc.—Married.
Occupation—President of the United States.
How long in the United States, if foreign born—
Father’s name—William McKinley.
Father’s birthplace—Pennsylvania, U.S.
Mother’s name—Nancy McKinley.
Mother’s birthplace—Ohio, U.S.
Place of death—1168 Delaware avenue.
Last previous residence—Washington, D.C.
Direct cause of death—Gangrene of both walls of stomach and pancreas
following gunshot wound.
OFFICIAL ORDER OF OBSERVANCES.
ORDER OF ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE OBSEQUIES AT WASHINGTON CITY OF WILLIAM MCKINLEY, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
The remains of the late President will arrive in Washington at 8:30 o’clock P.M. on Monday, the 16th of September, 1901, and will be escorted to the Executive Mansion by a squadron of United States Cavalry.
On Tuesday, the 17th instant, at 9 o’clock A.M., they will be borne to the Capitol, where they will lie in state in the rotunda from 10 o’clock P.M. until 6 P.M. that date.