On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1879

  • Oct 8 Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)
  • Oct 13 Henry Charles Carey, American economist (Principles of Poli Economy), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58
  • Oct 27 John Wilkins Whitfield, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • Oct 28 Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
  • Oct 31 Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies
  • Oct 31 Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
  • Oct 31 Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)