Deaths in History in May 1884

  • May 7 Judah P Benjamin, confederate minister of War, dies at 72
  • May 9 Hermanus Willem Witteveen, Dutch theologist, dies at 69

Person of interestCyrus McCormick

May 13 Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • May 22 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), dies at 59