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.
The boy had to run between two lines of boys that struck him as he went by.Berkeley drowned while completing a pledging errand.The death is described in Hazing by Hank Nuwer (2018).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.
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.