Poet Kills Himself


Nora May French, Disappointed in Love, Takes Cyanide of Potassium

Monterey, Cal., Nov 14—Nora May French, a young woman, who had written poetry for magazines and prominent in Bohemian circles, committed suicide by taking cyanide of potassium this morning, at Carmel-by-the-Sea, the home of George Sterling, the poet, who recently contributed "Wine of Wizardry" to the Cosmopolitan. She had been staying with Mrs. Sterling in the absence of Mr. Sterling in San Francisco.

It is reported that an unhappy love affair caused her to suicide.

The Washington Post; Nov 15th, 1907, pg .3.