Museum seeks to buy president's life insurance application

CANTON, Ohio — The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio has launched an online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president more than five years before his assassination.

The Repository in Canton reports the museum is seeking $4,750 through GoFundMe to purchase the document for its permanent collection.

McKinley's handwritten application for a $50,000 life insurance policy is dated July 30, 1896. It contains information about the ages and deaths of his grandparents, as well as his claim that he never consumed alcohol or took tobacco or other drugs in excess.

The museum in Canton has collected more than $1,800 since the fundraiser was launched in late July. It will have to seek other funds if it doesn't meet the goal by Aug. 15.

___

Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com

Related News

UN reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames...

Jul 17, 2017

A U.N. report says Afghanistan's protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the...

Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 24...

Jul 24, 2017

Taliban suicide car bombing targets minibus with Afghan government employees, killing 24

Officials: Afghan children smuggled to Pakistan...

Jul 31, 2017

Afghan officials: Children illegally being taken to religious seminaries in Pakistan to be taught...

The Latest: Afghanistan says 2 Iraq embassy staff...

Jul 31, 2017

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish has said that two Afghan employees died in...

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers...

Jul 31, 2017

IS suicide bombing targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; hours-long gunbattle ends hours later with all 4...

Watchdog: Tight security hinders oversight of US...

Aug 1, 2017

The U.S. watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of U.S. aid to Afghanistan said unprecedented...

About Us

Buzzing Globe explores the numerous events which causes a “buzz” to the everyday individual and to shed light onto these events.

Subscribe Now!