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.
[Source: Columbus Daily Enquirer, November 23, 1899] 9) 1900 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Class Scrap Hugh C. Brown was now at the academy and the older boys, following their former custom, dropped him Into a cemented swimming basin 12 feet deep.
Because Berkeley’s wife was in very poor health, the news was kept from her for quite some time.
Like Leggett, courts at the time almost always considered only harsh physical hazing to actually BE hazing.
High School Physical Hazing According to Wikipedia and the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, freshman David C. A battle royal ensued and Jones died a few days later of a spinal injury.
6) 1899 Cornell University (New York) Kappa Alpha Society Pledge Edward F.
3) 1873 Cornell University (New York) Kappa Alpha Society Mortimer N.
Leggett died in a fall into a steep gorge while on a walk in the dark required by fraternity members.
Pierson was struck by a train after fraternity brothers left him on a bridge in an incident called “a mystery death” by Kenyon historian George Franklin Smythe.4) 1885 A Hazelton, Pennsylvania High School School hazing Gauntlet Newspapers across the country reported that the son of Edward Turnbach died of injuries from a beating administered by fellow students on September 19.The boy had to run between two lines of boys that struck him as he went by.This would be repeated over and over right up to the present day.8) 1899 Lawrenceville, New Jersey High School hazing (Details sketchy. Bergen, of this place, died from injuries received at a hazing at Lawrenceville. Young Bergen was twelve years old and a freshman at Lawrenceville.
Thus, the Leggett and Berkeley deaths were written off as unfortunate accidents.