Remember When for April 29, 2014
115 years ago
When Susanville residents cracked open their local paper, they discovered the headline “Nature hates a bachelor.” According to a study by “a celebrated Berlin physician,” a man who wanted to preserve his strength and health and live a long life ought to marry.
The doctor compared the death rate for single and married men between the ages of 30 and 45 and found it 27 percent for single men and 18 percent for married men.
At age 60, there were 22 bachelors compared to 48 married men. At age 70, there were only three bachelors compared to nine married men.