Source: Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Kentucky” 12) 1903 University of Maryland, Baltimore campus Phi Psi Chi Inadequate forensic techniques of the day were unable to provide an exact cause of death other than “congestion of the lungs” for Martin Loew following a hazing by fellow students of the local dental fraternity that left Loew’s body bruised. While Mc Bride was hazed, his death of sepsis occurred five months later.
13) 1903 Bluffton High School (Indiana) Secret Society Ten young men went on trial following the death of “L of S. A criminal trial failed to show the death definitely was linked to Mc Bride’s hazing, according to the Indianapolis Journal of December 27, 1903. 16) 1904 Rawson School (Findlay, Ohio) Alleged Schoolboy hazing I have confirmed that Freddie Fillwock died.
Yes, the 1899 death was by the same Cornell chapter and almost the exact ritual that killed Mortimer Leggett in 1873.
While the father of Leggett forgave the hazers and even accepted KAS membership in his son’s memory, Berkeley’s father was bitter and unforgiving.
Please email Hank Nuwer if you have more information). He was being put through the initiation when one of the hazers accidentally fell upon him. Thomas Finley Brown, 12, Is dead from injuries received while being hazed at tho Porter military academy last Monday.
5) 1892 Yale University (Connecticut) Delta Kappa Epsilon A blindfolded student named Wilkins Ruskin was killed in an accident in an initiation incident condemned then as outdated “criminal recklessness” by the national fraternity, according to a published article by Fred Kershner (now deceased), formerly of Columbia Teachers College and a fraternity member.Here is what the Harrisburg Telegraph from September 21, 1885 reported.Moderator: I am trying to get the name of the dead boy and will post when I get it.Torrance died of illness following a drenching with iced water during a hazing custom called “freshman visitation,” according to then-President Edward Hitchcock of Amherst.The death is included in Nuwer’s Wrongs of Passage.Thus, the Leggett and Berkeley deaths were written off as unfortunate accidents.