Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Learns of Lincoln's assassination

"Easter Sunday saw all of us at the church preparing for our Easter Communion, on which day also my youngest sister was to make her First Holy Communion. When we arrived at Niles we found the whole town hung with mourning for President Lincoln who had died that day from the bullet of the assassin."

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