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Vassar Graduate A Suicide

Miss Nancy Bingaman, Crazed by Death of Fiance, Shoots Herself.

Special to the New York Times

Pittsburg, May 8. Miss Nancy Bingaman, 26 years old,a Vassar graduate, and a member of one of the oldest Pittsburg families, killed herself today by firing a bullet through her brain. Sudden dementia, caused by grief over the death of her fiance a year ago, is given by the family as the cause of her suicide.

Miss Bingaman was a niece of Dr. Bingaman, the noted alienist who figured prominently in the trial of Harry K. Thaw.

While othe members of the family were at church this morning Miss Bingaman remained at home. When they returned she could not be found. They finally learned that the door to a maid's room was barred, and looking through the keyhole, saw blood on the floor. They called Dr. J. E. Johnson, who entered the room by means of a ladder. The girl was dead.

Miss Bingaman was one of the most beautiful girls in this part of the country. Before the death of her fiance she took part in many Vassar functions in the East. Her father, J. P. Bingaman, was an associate of E. M. Bigelow, one of the foremost public men in Pittsburg.

Owner/SourceNew York Times, May 9, 1910
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