Famous People Who Died in October 1868

  • Oct 1 Rama IV [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), dies at 63
  • Oct 6 Léon Kreutzer, French composer and music critic, dies at 51
  • Oct 9 Howell Cobb, American politician (U.S. Secretary of Treasury), dies at 53

Laura SecordLaura Secord (1775-1868)

Oct 17 Canadian heroine of the war of 1812, dies at 93

  • Oct 23 Cullen Whipple, American inventor (pointed screw machine), dies at 67
  • Oct 26 Benjamin F. Randolph, American minister and politician (South Carolina state senator), assassinated by members of the KKK at about 48