Famous People Who Died in December 1908

  • Dec 9 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War soldier (first African-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor), dies of injuries sustained in an elevator accident at 68
  • Dec 13 Augustus Le Plongeon, French-American photographer and antiquitarian, dies at 83
  • Dec 22 Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
  • Dec 23 Eduard Wachmann, Romanian composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Francois A. Gevaert, Belgium Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 Fran├žois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin), dies at 80
  • Dec 30 Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian lawyer, journalist and senator (b. 1844)