Hank Nuwer, Pulliam School of Journalism, Franklin College, Franklin, IN 46131 Franklin Seminary (Kentucky) Class Hazing John Butler Groves died in a hazing incident, according to a family history.
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.
See also article below from Berkshire eagle dated Nov.
5, 1863 clipping_15952902 Direct link to Berkshire Eagle reference to death.
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.
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.
Moore died following a snapped neck in a traditional fight between first- and second-year students. The basin was dry at the time and tho lad received internal injuries from the fall.