Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
Jacob Leisler (c.1640-1691) —
of New York, New York
Born in Bockenheim, Holy Roman Empire (now part of Frankfurt am Main,
business; following the English Revolution of 1688, which brought
Protestant rulers William and Mary to power, he led "Leisler's
Rebellion" and seized control of the colony; Colonial
Governor of New York, 1689-91; provided land for a settlement of
French Huguenot refugees (now the city of New Rochelle); following
the arrival of a new royal governor, he was ousted.
charged with treason,
and sentenced to
by hanging and decapitation,
in New York, New York
County, N.Y., May
16, 1691 (age
years). Four years later, he was posthumously exonerated by an
act of Parliament.
Original interment at a private or family graveyard, New York County, N.Y.;
subsequent interment at Dutch
Church Burial Ground, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment to unknown
location; statue at Broadview Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Samuel Calley (1821-1883) —
of Salem, Essex
Born in Salem, Essex
County, Mass., April
painter; member of Massachusetts
state house of representatives, 1870-71; mayor of
Salem, Mass., 1881-82.
himself by hanging, in the back stairway of his home,
County, Mass., January
1, 1883 (age 61 years, 263
Entombed at Harmony
Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
James Sanford Patterson (1860-1917) —
also known as J. Sanford Patterson —
of Spray (now part of Eden), Rockingham
Born in Davidson
County, N.C., December
Postmaster at Spray,
N.C., 1893-99, 1904-12.
Died, from choking on food, in the State
Hospital (now Broughton Hospital), Morganton, Burke
County, N.C., May 9,
1917 (age 56 years, 141
Interment at Lawson Cemetery, Eden, N.C.
Harold Merriman Deane (1891-1929) —
also known as Harold M. Deane —
of Connecticut; Providence, Providence
Born in Waterbury, New Haven
County, Conn., October
Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1925-27; Montreal, 1927-29, died in office 1929.
Found hanged in his apartment -- the coroner's jury was unable
to decide whether his death was murder or
-- in Montreal, Quebec,
28, 1929 (age 37 years, 308
in Waterbury, Conn.
Stanley J. Pacholek (1890-1932) —
of Hamtramck, Wayne
Born in Poland,
candidate for mayor
of Hamtramck, Mich., 1932.
in April, 1932, for drunk
died by suicide
in his jail
cell, by hanging himself with his scarf, in Birmingham, Oakland
County, Mich., April
19, 1932 (age 41 years, 133
Charles Armijo Woodruff (1884-1945) —
also known as Charles A. Woodruff —
Born in Santa Fe, Santa Fe
County, N.M., January
U.S. Navy officer; Governor of
American Samoa; captain in Merchant Marine.
Died by suicide,
from hanging, in his room at the Hotel
Bossert, Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., November
22, 1945 (age 61 years, 314
Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood (1926-1960) —
also known as Joseph W. Bloodgood —
of Madison, Dane
Born in Madison, Dane
County, Wis., May 15,
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; Dane
County Coroner, 1951-54; lawyer;
member of Wisconsin
state assembly from Dane County 1st District, 1955-56; Dane
County District Attorney, 1957-60; Dane
County Family Court Judge, 1960.
Died from suicide,
by hanging himself with his belt, in a hospital
shower room, in Madison, Dane
County, Wis., July 7,
1960 (age 34 years, 53
Interment at Nashotah House Cemetery, Summit, Wis.
Cyrus Scott Kump (1908-1964) —
also known as Cyrus S. Kump —
of Elkins, Randolph
Born in Elkins, Randolph
County, W.Va., October
Democrat. Lawyer; bank
director; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; chair of
Randolph County Democratic Party, 1949-50; alternate delegate to
Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952;
candidate in primary for Governor of
West Virginia, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S.
Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1956.
Legion; Elks; Rotary.
Died, from suffocation caused by angioedema,
car en route to a hospital, in Elkins, Randolph
County, W.Va., February
25, 1964 (age 55 years, 122
Interment at Maplewood
Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
Balfour Bowen Thorn Lord (1906-1965) —
also known as Thorn Lord —
of Lawrence Township, Mercer
Born in Plainfield, Union
County, N.J., August
Democrat. Lawyer; U.S.
Attorney for New Jersey, 1943-45; delegate
to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Mercer County,
1947; chair of
Mercer County Democratic Party, 1949-65; delegate to Democratic
National Convention from New Jersey, 1956;
candidate for U.S.
Senator from New Jersey, 1960; New Jersey
Democratic state chair, 1961-65; Presidential Elector for New
himself by strangling with an electric shaver cord, in
County, N.J., June 16,
1965 (age 58 years, 296
of Carroll Putnam Lord (1875-1958) and Frances Roberts (Troy) Lord
(1883-1952); married to Margaret Eastburn (divorced) and Nina
Underwood McAlpin (1907?-1965).||