List of Famous people who died in 1919

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
First Name Theodore
Last Name Roosevelt
Born on October 27, 1858
Died on January 6, 1919 (aged 60)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., often referred to as Teddy Roosevelt or his initials T. R., was an American statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer, who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He previously served as 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900 and the 25th vice president of the United States from March to September 1901. Roosevelt emerged as a leader of the Republican Party and became a driving force for the anti-trust policy while supporting Progressive Era policies in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside fellow presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Madam C. J. Walker

Sarah Breedlove
First Name Madam
Last Name Walker
Born on December 23, 1867
Died on May 25, 1919 (aged 51)

Madam C.J. Walker was an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records. Multiple sources mention that although other women might have been the first, their wealth is not as well-documented.

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Andrew Carnegie

First Name Andrew
Last Name Carnegie
Died on August 11, 1919

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. He became a leading philanthropist in the United States and in the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away ~$350 million to charities, foundations, and universities – almost 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 article proclaiming "The Gospel of Wealth" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated a wave of philanthropy.

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Aaron Kosminski

First Name Aaron
Last Name Kosminski
Born on September 11, 1865
Died on March 24, 1919 (aged 53)

Aaron Kosminski was a Polish barber and hairdresser, and suspect in the Jack the Ripper case.

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Mary Edwards Walker

First Name Mary
Last Name Walker
Born on November 26, 1832
Died on February 21, 1919 (aged 86)

Mary Edwards Walker, M.D., commonly referred to as Dr. Mary Walker, was an American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.

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Henry Clay Frick

First Name Henry
Last Name Frick
Born on December 19, 1849
Died on December 2, 1919 (aged 69)

Henry Clay Frick was an American industrialist, financier, union-buster, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel manufacturing concern. He also financed the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company, and had extensive real estate holdings in Pittsburgh and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He later built the historic neoclassical Frick Mansion, and upon his death donated his extensive collection of old master paintings and fine furniture to create the celebrated Frick Collection and art museum. However, as a founding member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, he was also in large part responsible for the alterations to the South Fork Dam that caused its failure, leading to the catastrophic Johnstown Flood. His vehement opposition to unions also caused violent conflict, most notably in the Homestead Strike.

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Emiliano Zapata

First Name Emiliano
Last Name Zapata
Born on August 8, 1879
Died on April 10, 1919 (aged 39)
Born in Mexico, Morelos

Emiliano Zapata Salazar became a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the Mexican state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo.

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Martin Van Buren Bates

First Name Martin
Last Name Bates
Born on November 9, 1839
Died on January 7, 1919 (aged 79)

Martin Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant" was an American man famed for his great height. He was 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m) tall and weighed 475 lb (215 kg).

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Seth Bullock

First Name Seth
Last Name Bullock
Born on July 23, 1849
Died on September 23, 1919 (aged 70)
Born in Canada, Ontario

Seth Bullock was a Canadian-American frontiersman, business proprietor, politician, sheriff, and U.S. Marshal. He was a prominent citizen in Deadwood, South Dakota, where he lived from 1876 until his death, operating a hardware store and later a large hotel, the Bullock Hotel.

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Rosa Luxemburg

Rozalia Luxenburg
First Name Rosa
Last Name Luxemburg
Died on January 15, 1919

Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish Marxist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist who became a naturalized German citizen at the age of 28. Successively, she was a member of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Independent Social Democratic Party (USPD) and the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).

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