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CERTIFICATE OF THE CORONER.
FORMAL RECORD OF MCKINLEY'S DEATH FOR BUREAU OF
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 wound.
Witness my hand this 14th day of September, 1901.
Date of death-September 14, 1901.
Single, married, etc.-Married.
H. R. GAYLORD, M. D.
H. Z. MATZINGER, M. D.
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 WASH-
DENT 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.
The following morning there will be exercises at the Capitol at 10 o'clock. At 1 P. M. the remains will be borne to the depot of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and thence conveyed to their final resting place at Canton, Ohio.
FROM WHITE HOUSE TO CAPITOL.
Under Command of
Maj.-Gen. John R. Brooke, U. S. A.
Company A, United States Engineers.
Battalion of Marines.
Battalion of United States Seamen.
Under Command of Chief Marshal,
Gen. Henry V. Boynton.
Clergymen in Attendance.
Physicians who attended the late President.
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
Officers of the army, Navy and Marine Corps in this city who are not on duty with the troops forming the escort will form, in full dress, right in front, on either side of the hearse - the army on the right and the Navy and Marine Corps on the left-and compose the guard of honor.
Family of the late President.
The Cabinet Ministers.
The Diplomatic Corps.
The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme
The Senators of the United States.
Commissioners of the District of Columbia.
The Judges of the Court of Claims, the Judiciary of the District
The Assistant Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, Navy,
The Assistant Postmasters General.
The Solicitor General and the Assistant Attorneys General.
The troops designated to form the escort will assemble on the north side of Pennsylvania avenue, facing the Executive Mansion, left resting on the eastern entrance to the grounds, and in inverse order, so that when the column is formed to the left, the organizations will be in the order above described. The formation will be completed at 9 A. M. on Tuesday, the 17th instant.
The civic procession will form in accordance with the directions to be given by the chief marshal.
The officers of the army and navy selected to compose the special guard of honor will be at the Capitol so as to receive the remains upon arrival there.
WEDNESDAY'S SOLEMN PAGEANT.
Order of procession for Wednesday:
The military guard will escort the remains from the Capitol to the railroad station.
The troops on that date will assemble on the east side of the Capitol and form line fronting the eastern portico of the Capitol precisely at 1 o'clock P. M.
The procession will move, upon the conclusion of the services at the Capitol (commencing at 1 o'clock P. M.), when minute guns will be fired at the navy yard, by the vessels of war which may be in port, and at Fort Myer, and by a battery of artillery stationed near the Capitol for that purpose.
At the same hour the bells of the several churches, fire enginehouses, and schoolhouses will be tolled, the firing of the minute-guns and the tolling of the bells to continue until the departure of the remains of the late Chief Magistrate for the railroad depot.
At 2:30 o'clock P. M. the officers of the army and navy selected to compose the special guard of honor will assemble at the Pennsylvania depot in time to receive the body of the late President, and deposit it in the car prepared for that purpose.
As the necessary limits of time do not permit personal communication with the public officers of the United States and of the several States enumerated in the foregoing order, they are respectfully requested to accept the invitation to take part in the exercises conveyed through the publication hereof, and to send notice of their intention to be present to the Secretary of War at the War Department in Washington.
Organizations and civic societies desiring to take part are requested to send similar notice at the earliest time practicable to the chief marshal of the civic procession, Gen. Henry V. Boynton, Wyatt Building, Washington, D. C.
Secretary of State.
Secretary of War.
JOHN D. LONG,
Secretary of the Navy.
HENRY B. F. MACFARLAND,
President of the Board of Commissioners of the
ORDER OF PROCESSION.
The procession then started at slow march up Pennsylvania avenue toward the White House. It moved in the following order:
Four mounted police outriders.
Platoon of forty policemen on foot, Capt. Francis E. Cross, commanding. Platoon of sixteen mounted policemen abreast, Sergt. Matthews, commanding. Cavalry escort from Fort Myer, consisting of Troops I and L, under command of Maj. Walter L. Finlay. Staff, Maj. Thomas, Fifth Cavalry; Maj. George L. Davis, surgeon; Chaplain C. E. Pierce, Capt. S. H. Elliott, adjutant. Troop I, under command of Capt. C. E. Brooks and Second Lieut. A. S. Fuger, and Troop L, under command of Lieut. W. B. Scales.
Three veteran society representatives, Mr. John McElroy, national senior vicecommander of the Grand Army of the Republic; Israel W. Stone, commander of the Department of the Potomac of the Grand Army of the Republic, and Gen. R. G. Dyrenforth, national commander of the Union Veteran Union.
Platoon of representatives of veteran organizations, Col. J. T. Wilkinson, Spanish War Veterans; Col. J. Edwin Browne, Union Veteran Legion; Chaplain C. E. Stevens, Department of the Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic; A. M. Daniels, commander Post No. 6, Department of the Potomac; Past Commander George P. Davis, of Burnside Post; A. R. Greene, past department commander of Kansas; Grand Commander John M. Meacham, Department of the Potomac, Union Veterans' Union; Arthur Hendricks, past commander Department of the Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic; L. K. Brown, of Burnside Post, Grand Army of the Republic.
Remains of the President.
ORDERS TO GUARD OF HONOR.
The following special order was issued on the 16th:
The special guard of honor, composed of general officers of the army and admirals of the navy, will not march in the procession contemplated for Tuesday. The special guard of honor-general officers of the army, active and retired; the admirals
of the navy, active and retired-not otherwise instructed will assemble in full dress
Monday, September 16, 1901, at the White House at 8 P. M.
Tuesday, September 17, 1901, at the east front of the Capitol at 9:30 A. M.
Acting Secretary Hackett has issued the following order to govern the navy in the funeral ceremonies:
[SPECIAL ORDER NO. 13.]
NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, Sept. 16, 1901.
All officers on the active list of the navy and Marine Corps on duty in Washington will assemble in full dress uniform at 7:30 P. M. Monday evening, September 16, at Pennsylvania Railroad station for the purpose of meeting the remains of the late President of the United States. They will again assemble in the same uniform in the grounds of the Executive Mansion and near the eastern gate at 9 A. M. on Tuesday, September 17, to march as guard of honor in the procession from the Executive Mansion to the Capitol.
The following special guard of honor is hereby appointed:
The Admiral of the Navy, Rear Admiral A. S. Crowninshield, Rear Admiral Charles O'Neil, Paymaster-General A. S. Kenny, Brig.-Gen. Charles Heywood, U. S. M. C.
The special guard of honor will assemble in special full dress uniform at the Executive Mansion at 8 P. M. Monday, September 16, to receive the remains of the late President, and will again assemble in the same uniform at the Capitol at 10 A. M. Tuesday, September 17, and will thence accompany the remains of President McKinley to their final resting place in Canton, Ohio.
All officers of flag rank will constitute an additional special guard of honor, and will assemble at the places hereinbefore mentioned for the special guard of honor. The additional special guard of honor will not, however, accompany the remains of the late President to Canton.
F. W. HACKETT,
The following official statement, making important changes in the plans for the funeral services over the remains of President McKinley in this city, was made public:
In compliance with the earnest wishes of Mrs. McKinley that the body of her husband shall rest in her home at Canton Wednesday night, the following changes in the obsequies of the late President will be made:
Funeral services in the rotunda of the Capitol will be held Tuesday morning on the arrival of the escort which will accompany the remains from the White House. The body of the late President will lie in state in the rotunda for the remainder of Tuesday, and will be escorted to the railroad station Tuesday evening. The funeral train will leave Washington at or about 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, and thus will arrive at Canton during the day Wednesday.
Secretary of State.
Secretary of War.
JOHN D. LONG,
Secretary of the Navy.
H. B. F. MACFARLAND,
President Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia.