Famous People Born in January 1854

  • Jan 1 James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist and folklorist (The Golden Bough), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1941)

Alice Mary RobertsonAlice Mary Robertson (1854-1931)

Jan 2 American educator, social worker and 2nd woman in US Congress, born in Tullahassee Mission, Indian Territory

  • Jan 6 Sherlock Holmes, British fictional detective (as created by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Jan 9 Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
  • Jan 10 Heinrich K√∂selitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1918)
  • Jan 18 Thomas A. Watson, American inventor, assistant to Alexander Graham Bell in inventing the telephone, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • Jan 22 Luke Short, American Old West gunslinger and saloon owner, born in Polk County, Arkansas (d. 1893)