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Yes, the 1899 death was by the same Cornell chapter and almost the exact ritual that killed Mortimer Leggett in 1873.
7) 1898 Decatur High School, Illinois (Corrected from earlier reference to Indiana).Thus, the Leggett and Berkeley deaths were written off as unfortunate accidents.Cornell Kappa Society lost two pledges and were judged blameless.Please email Hank Nuwer if you have more information). He was being put through the initiation when one of the hazers accidentally fell upon him. Thomas Finley Brown, 12, Is dead from injuries received while being hazed at tho Porter military academy last Monday.[Source: Columbus Daily Enquirer, November 23, 1899] 9) 1900 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Class Scrap Hugh C. Brown was now at the academy and the older boys, following their former custom, dropped him Into a cemented swimming basin 12 feet deep.
Here is what the Harrisburg Telegraph from September 21, 1885 reported.