Famous Deaths in May 1915

  • May 7 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37
  • 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 Fran├žois 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)