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Rollin Ashley Breckinridge
  
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Years covered: 1894 to 1896


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ROLLIN ASHLEY BRECKINRIDGE
(born 1869, died Sep-07-1905, 36 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs R A Breckinridge 0-1491894Simul, 18bB01 Scandinavian
2. R A Breckinridge vs S Ricardo-Rocamora 1-0481896Brooklyn CC chC58 Two Knights
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  MissScarlett: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 26th, 1905, p.20:

<SUICIDE HIS ONLY MEANS OF PROVIDING FOR FAMILY [...]

The suicide of former Assistant Corporation Counsel Rollin A. Breckinridge just before his life insurance premiums fell due had led to the belief that the young lawyer deliberately killed himself that his wife and children might have the insurance money. His wife has been paid $3000 by the New York Life Insurance Company, but it is not certain that this represented all the insurance held by Breckinridge.

[...]

"I'm not good for anything," he said to his friends.

They tried to cheer him up, but he had become convinced that he would never amount to anything in life. His best friend, Henry M. Dater, was with him the morning of his death. Dater tried to make him take a more cheerful view of life and he left him thinking that Breckinridge was in a more optimistic frame of mind. Dater had hardly left the house when Breckinridge stepped into the bathroom and put a bullet through his heart.

[...]

Mr. Breckinridge was in the Corporation's Counsel office in Brooklyn for several years. Being a Republican in politics, he was not kept in office after the present administration took charge. In all the years he held a city position he saved no money and did not build up a law practice. When out of a city job, he did not feel like taking an inferior position in a law office, but tried to build up a practice of his own. In this he was far from successful.

Mr. Breckinridge was a chess player of remarkable ability. He was a member of the Queens County Chess Club and spent a great deal of time at this fascinating game.>

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