Deaths in History in October 1940

  • Oct 5 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (b. 1859)
  • Oct 5 Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • Oct 8 Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
  • Oct 9 Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, dies at 75
  • Oct 11 LluĂ­s Companys, Spanish politician, 123rd President of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1933-40), shot at 58
  • Oct 11 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicis, dies at 80
  • Oct 18 Suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65
  • Oct 20 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)
  • Oct 21 William G. Conley, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75