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Chaste or Chased? 15 Year Old Boy Died Avoiding Birthday Kisses From Mob of Girls

According to Gothamist –

Have you ever walked around the cemeteries of New York reading the old tombstone inscriptions? Well, if that’s not your thing, we’re here to point you in the direction of George Spencer Millet’s grave in Woodlawn Cemetery, which tells a tragic and unusual story. His headstone reads: “Lost life by stab in falling on ink eraser, evading six young women trying to give him birthday kisses in office of Metropolitan Life Building.” This happened the day after Valentine’s day, on February 15th, 1909—which also happened to be his 15th birthday.

Continue reading Gothamist article HERE

Read the original 1909 NY Times article HERE



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