B. M. Haynes Takes Own Life
Prominent Physician of Spartanburg Fires Bullet Into Brain. Health Blamed.
From the Forest City Courier, Nov. 20, 1930
Spartanburg, Nov. 18—Despondent over ill health, Dr. Baxter M. Haynes, 51, fired a pistol bullet into his head at his home Tuesday morning and died almost instantly. None of his family was at home when he committed the act.
Doctor Haynes was to have gone to a hospital Wednesday for treatment for a complete nervous breakdown and and other ills.
Doctor Haynes in October last year was forced to enter the Chick Springs sanitarium due to his health. He also stayed at a Charlotte santorium for some time.
Recently the nervous disorder with which he suffered became acute and physicians advised him to enter a hospital for treatment.
He is survivd by his widow; his mother, Mrs. S. C. Bland, Forest City, N. C.; two sons, Baxter Haynes,Jr., New York City; john Haynes, a student; a daughter, Miss Mary Haynes; four sisters, Mrs. W. W. Hicks, Mrs. Ollie Harris, both of Rutherfordton, N. C.; Mrs. L. F. Anderson, Charlotte; and Mrs. Alice Winn, dean Of the Greensboro College for Women at Greensboro, N. C.; and two brothers, Dr. Frank Haynes, Charlotte, and Charles Haynes, Durham, N. C.
Doctor Haynes was nationally known for his work in combatting yellow fever and malaria in Cuba after the Spanish-American war. He was manager of a hospital at Preston, Cuba, and for his services rendered he was made an honorary member of the Cuban health department and was also awarded an honorary degree by the University of Havana.
Since the Spanish war his work as a physician brought him steadily increasing prominance, particularly as a specialist in internal medicine.
Doctor Haynes, a former member of the state board of medical examiners, was born at Forest City, Rutherford County, N. C. He was a son of John and Willie Haynes. The Haynes family had lived in Rutherford County for many years.
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