Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 25 October 1901
Word was received in this city Tuesday evening by Dr. Kane that Dr. George Stockton Burroughs had died at 12:50 that afternoon at Clifton Springs, N. Y. the funeral was held at Fairfield, Conn., Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Tuesday morning Mr. A. D. Thomas received a letter from Mrs. Burroughs stating that the splints had been removed from Dr. Burroughs’ arm and that the bones not having knit there were no hopes of his recovery. Dr. Burroughs some time ago fell and broke his arm and it had to be amputated. When about recovered from this loss he had the other arm broken by a porter who tried to assist him on a train, and from this shock he never rallied. He had a cancerous affection of the bone and suffered greatly from neuralgia before his death.
From 1892 to 1899, Dr. Burroughs was president of Wabash College and left here to become professor of Old Testament literature in Oberlin College in Ohio.
Dr. Burroughs leaves a wife and several children. During his residence in this city he held the regard and affection of all who knew him. He was a man among men, a true Christian, and the impression he made upon the lives of the young men with whom he came in contact while president of Wabash College was a lasting one. His death causes a feeling of deep regret in this community, and his family has the sincere sympathy of their many warm friends in this city. -s