Items of Interest

President McKinley died at 2.15 Saturday morning, September 14, 1901. The funeral services were held at the Milburn house in Buffalo Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. The remains lay in state in Buffalo's City Hall from noonuntil midnight. On Monday the body was taken to Washington where serviees were held on Tuesday, after which it was taken to Canton, O., for interment.

Theodore Roosevelt took the constitutional oath of the office of the President of the United States at Ansley Wilcox's residence in Buffalo at 3.35 on the afternoon of September 14. The oath was administered by Judge John R. Hazel of the United States District Court.

The first official act of President Roosevelt was the issuing of a proclamation appointing Thursday, September 19, a day of mourning and prayer throughout the United States.

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September 19, 1901

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