Deaths in History in May 1914

  • 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 17 Peter Leyten, Bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • 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 29 Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer, dies at 75