On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1885

Doc Durant

Oct 5 Doc Durant [Thomas C. Durant], American financier and railroad promoter (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific), dies at 65

  • Oct 6 Thomas Talbot, American politician, 31st Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 67
  • Oct 10 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, dies at 75
  • Oct 23 Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, dies at 56
  • Oct 29 James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda
  • Oct 30 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57