Contributed by Joan H. Bixby
Description: Jilted Lad A Suicide.Date: June 8 1911
Newspaper published in: Burlington, Vt.
Source: Library of Congress
Page/Column: Page 14
JILTED LAD A SUICIDE.
Harold C. Blanchard of Rutland Was a Prominent Athlete.
Rutland, June 4--Harold C. Blanchard, son of Commissioner of Public Works and Mrs.
Frank R. Blanchard, committed suicide by chloroform Friday night, his body being
found yesterday morning at 8:30 in his room by members of the family.
He was one of the prominent young athletes of the town, and a recent love affair,
in which he was jilted , is said to have been the cause.
He had not occupied his bed and it is presumed that the act was committed soon after
the family had retired. The young man left a note bidding the members of his family
goodbye and when this was first found a search was made for him elsewhere before it was
suspected that had taken his life in the house.
He was a member of the junior class of the Rutland high school. He was born at West
Rutland 18 years ago. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Paul H. Blanchard, who
is a student of the University of Maryland, and three sisters, Miss Edna R.Blanchard,
a student at Mount Holyoke College, and Charity and Alice of this city.