Born at Niles, Ohio, 1843
Enlisted in the Union Army as Private, 1861
Mustered out as Major, 1865
Elected President, 1896
Re-elected President, 1900
Died at Buffalo, N.Y. 1901
Last Public Utterances at the
Pan American Exposition,
Buffalo, N.Y., September 5, 1901.
"God and man have linked the nations together."
"Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord,
not conflict and that our real eminence rests in
the victories of peace, not those of war"
"Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously
vouchsafe prosperity, happiness and peace to all
our neighbors and like blessings to all the peoples
and powers of the Earth."
"Lest We Forget."
Erected by contributions from citizens,
churches, and other organizations,
and the school children of the
City and County, under the direction of the
Board of Trade of Reading.