George Spencer Millet: Death by Kisses

George Spencer Millet must be rolling in his grave for his family chose to include this nugget of information in his gravestone: “Lost life by stab in falling on ink eraser, evading six young women trying to give him birthday kisses in office Metropolitan Life Building”.

George Spencer Millet was a 15-year-old boy who worked in the New York Metropolitan Life Building as an office boy. Though he had been employed there for only two months, his mild manners and fair complexion “made him the pet of all the girl stenographers,” wrote the Times.

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