Sir Knight William McKinley

This is another in the series of postcards donated by Eva Doyle. This one shows “Sir Knight William McKinley” in full regalia of the Knights Templar, part of Freemasonry. The back of the card includes a message from Admiral George Dewey to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Wess, stating that Dewey felt honored “in having my photograph in his [McKinley’s birthroom–in the original house] and feel much pleasure in knowing that it was placed there by Miss Helen McKinley.”

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