Famous Deaths in May 1914

  • May 7 Edward Mollenhauer, American composer, dies at 87
  • May 9 C.W. Post, American food manufacturer of breakfast cereals, commits suicide at 59
  • May 10 Sir William Alexander Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade, dies at 59
  • May 13 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • May 13 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), dies at 36
  • May 17 Peter Leyten, Bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • May 25 Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
  • May 26 Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), dies at 65
  • May 27 Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
  • May 28 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • May 29 Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer, dies at 75