Famous Deaths in 1915

  • Jan 2 Karl Goldmark, Austria-Hungarian composer (Queen of Saba), dies at 84
  • Jan 3 James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
  • Jan 6 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
  • Jan 13 Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b. 1848)
  • Jan 14 Richard Meux Benson, founder of Anglican religious order (b. 1824)
  • Jan 15 Guillaume Couture, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 15 Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure and author dies aged 57
  • Jan 28 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
  • Feb 5 Ross Barnes, baseball player (b. 1850)
  • Feb 7 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 10 Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Charles Emile Waldteufel, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 16 Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies

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Feb 18 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), dies at 72

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • Feb 19 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
  • Feb 23 Robert Smalls, Reconstruction congressman, dies at 75 in SC
  • Feb 25 George Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies
  • Mar 4 William Willett, inventor of Daylight Saving Time (b. 1856)
  • Mar 11 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (b. 1826)
  • Mar 13 Sergei J Witte, Dutch count/premier of Russia, dies at 65
  • Mar 17 Walter Crane, English painter/cartoonist/illustrator, dies at 69

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Mar 21 Frederick Winslow Taylor, American mechanical engineer and the father of scientific management, dies of influenza at 58

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor
Mechanical Engineer
Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • Mar 24 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (b. 1846)
  • Mar 31 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish athlete (b. 1882)
  • Apr 1 Johann Joseph Abert, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 3 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (England capt at turn of century), suicide
  • Apr 14 James Hutton Brew, Pioneer of West African Journalism, dies
  • Apr 16 Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (b. 1841)
  • Apr 17 Johannes P Kelly, [Kellij], Dutch actor/operetta writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 23 Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27
  • Apr 25 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 25 Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)
  • Apr 27 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) and pianist, dies at 43
  • Apr 27 John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (Labatt Brewing Company), dies at 76
  • May 7 Alfred G Vanderbilt, US millionaire, dies aboard Lusitania
  • May 7 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US Lusitania officer, dies
  • May 7 Charles Frohman, dies aboard Lusitania
  • May 8 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 African American Methodist Bishop and 1st African American army chaplain, dies at 82
  • May 9 François Faber, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1887)
  • May 10 Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist, dies in battle
  • May 19 John Simpson Kirkpatrick stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli during World War I (b. 1892)
  • May 21 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (b. 1875)
  • Jun 4 William Charles Denis Browne, composer, dies at 26
  • Jun 5 Brzeska, sculptor, dies
  • Jun 7 Benjamin Lambord, composer, dies at 35
  • Jun 18 Eufemio Zapata, brother to Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata, killed by Sidronio Comancho
  • Jun 19 Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • Jun 20 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), dies
  • Jun 28 Victor Trumper, cricketer (48 Tests for Australia, 3163 runs), dies
  • Jul 2 Gen Porfirio [Jose de la Cruz] Diaz, president Mexico, dies
  • Jul 10 Hendrik W Mesdag, painter (Panorama Mesdag), dies
  • Jul 15 Ludwik Grossman, composer, dies at 80

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Jul 16 ellen white, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, dies at 87

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • Jul 17 Francesco Fanciulli, composer, dies on 62nd birthday
  • Jul 18 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer, dies at 53
  • Jul 22 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
  • Jul 26 James Murray, philologist, dies
  • Jul 28 Vilbrun G Sam, rebellion leader/president of Haiti, lynched
  • Aug 4 Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), dies at 68
  • Aug 9 Henry Longbottom, English lieutenant, dies in battle
  • Aug 10 Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
  • Aug 15 Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched
  • Aug 17 Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob in Georgia
  • Aug 20 Paul Ehrlich, Germ geneologist (Chemotherapy, Nobel 1908), dies in 61
  • Aug 26 John Bunny American comedian (b. 1863)
  • Sep 2 August Stramm, German poet and playwright dies in battle during WWI at 41
  • Sep 9 Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)
  • Sep 10 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
  • Sep 11 William Sprague IV, American politician (b. 1830)
  • Sep 11 William Cornelius Van Horne, American railway executive (b. 1843)
  • Sep 13 Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
  • Sep 21 Anthony Comstock, anti-vice crusader, dies at 71 in NYC
  • Sep 27 Conrad T van Deventer, Dutch jurist/MP (liberal), dies at 57
  • Sep 27 Kaspar C E Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austrian sculptor, dies at 84
  • Sep 27 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (b. 1858)
  • Sep 28 Saitou Hajime, 3rd squad leader of the Shinsengumi died under name of Goro Fujita (b. 1844)
  • Sep 29 Luther Orlando Emerson, composer, dies at 95
  • Sep 29 Rudi Stephan, composer, dies at 28
  • Oct 2 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
  • Oct 5 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • Oct 5 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 9 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)
  • Oct 22 Andrew Noble, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84
  • Oct 23 W G Grace, British cricketer, dies
  • Oct 24 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)
  • Oct 30 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies

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Oct 30 Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper

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Nov 14 Booker T. Washington, educator/organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Nov 14 Theodor Leschetizky, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 19 Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder
  • Nov 19 Solomon Schechter, theologist, dies at about 64
  • Nov 27 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 54
  • Nov 28 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)
  • Dec 2 Jan Malat, Czech composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 4 Gustav Hollaender, composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 18 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist/neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51
  • Dec 23 Roland Leighton, dies at 20
  • Dec 28 Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78
  • Dec 29 Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57