October 28, 1901

A Contemporary Account of the William McKinley Assassination by a 15 Year-Old Girl

Autograph Letter Signed
3 pages
SMC 1183
Fifteen year-old Edna Hurry explains to a friend that, just six weeks ago, the President of the United States was murdered. She gives the time, date, place, and the name and ethnicity of the killer. She explains how the dastardly deed was done, and that even though wounded, the President never thought of himself. She adds that he lived a week after being shot, was very patient, and then relates, almost perfectly, his prayerful last words.
“The whole nation and the world,” Miss Hurry concludes, “mourned for the dead president.” This letter shows how.
[McKinley Assassination] Autograph Letter Signed, in the hand of one Edna M. Hurry; 3 pages, octavo, Akron, New York, October 28, 1901. To “Dear Friend.”
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