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John Colvin Dies From Picking His Nose

“John Colvin, formerly assistant baggagemaster at the C & O depot at South Portsmouth, died Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock. Death was caused by blood poisoning, complicated with catarrh of the head. He was 23 years of age.”1

“John Colvin, the young C & O employee, mention of whose sudden death was made in Tuesday’s Times, it develops died from incessant picking of his nose, which resulted in blood poisoning. Colvin was married, but his wife deserted him shortly after their marriage.”2

  1. John Colvin Dies. (1904, April 23). Portsmouth Times, p. 3.
  2. Picked His Nose; Death Results. (1904, April 23). Portsmouth Times, p. 3.
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