New York, NY Dies from Leopard Bites, Jan 1910


New York, Jan. 17.---Pauline Russell to-day met the fate daily braved and coolly calculated upon by most animal trainers. A week ago she was attacked and badly torn by one of a pair of leopards she was training at a city museum. The infuriated animal would have torn her to pieces at the time but for a man attendant who pinned it to the floor with a sharpened steel pole.

Miss Russell lingered in a critical condition all last week. To-day she relapsed into a coma which was speedily followed by death. She was 38 years old.

Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY 17 Jan 1910

Search for more information on this disaster and other train wrecks, fires, accidents, etc. in historical newspapers in the Newspaper Archive. You just might find your ancestors in old newspaper articles. Search for your ancestors among the billions of names at Find death records, census images, immigration lists and genealogy other databases for your surnames. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors. Start Your Family Tree It's FREE and easy. Start with yourself, your parents, grandparents and you're on your way to building your family history! Get Started Now and build your family tree at It's Free!