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.
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.
2) 1847 Amherst College (Massachusetts) Class Hazing Jonathan D.
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.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.14) 1903 Barton, Vermont Bullying and Torture Three preteen males decided to pick on 9 year-old Ralph Canning by having him perform mock hazing acts such as sitting and standing on heated rocks. A newspaper account reported that he suffered multiple injuries as a result of striking his head and subsequent piling on during an initiation 17) 1905 Kenyon College (Ohio) Delta Kappa Epsilon Accidental Death Following a Hazing Stuart L.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.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.Berkeley drowned while completing a pledging errand.The death is described in Hazing by Hank Nuwer (2018).