William McKinley, 1843-1901 [RG1169.AM]


RG1169.AM: William McKinley, 1843-1901

Ephemera: ca. 1896-1901
25th President of the United States
Size: Seven items


William McKinley was elected to the presidency in 1896 and 1900. During a visit to Buffalo, New York, he was shot. He died from the gunshot wound on September 14, 1901.


This collection consists of a leaflet by Dr. H.S. Bell, M.D., of Kearney, Nebraska, urging the Civil War veterans of Buffalo County to vote for McKinley in the 1896 Presidential election; a McKinley campaign sticker, ca. 1900; programs for memorial services held for President McKinley in Lincoln, Syracuse, and Kearney, Nebraska, 1901; and a written order for all Burlington trains to stop from 2:00-2:05 on September 19, 1901 out of respect for President McKinley.


Leaflet to Buffalo County Civil War veterans, 1896
Campaign sticker, ca. 1900
Memorial programs, 1901
Day of Mourning proclamation, 1901
Order for trains to stop, 1901

Subject headings:

Buffalo County (Nebraska) — History
Funeral services — Nebraska
Kearney (Nebraska) — History
Lancaster County (Nebraska) — History
Lincoln (Nebraska) — History
McKinley, William, 1843-1901
Otoe County (Nebraska) — History
Syracuse (Nebraska) — History

Revised TMM 05-01-2007; 06-21-2013

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