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Arthur Conan Doyle


22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 (Aged 71)

Doyle was a British physician and prolific writer, who created the internationally renowned Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

His famous detective stories went on to become highly influential in the world of crime fiction.

In his later years, Doyle wrote a number of books in an attempt to spread his Spiritualism faith.

Doyle died of a heart attack at the age of 71.

D.H. Lawrence


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11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930 (Aged 44)

Lawrence was one of the most influential British authors of his time.

He is best known for his novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which was banned in Britain and the United States for its highly sexual nature.

Lawrence’s health declined in his later years, before dying from tuberculosis at the age of 44 in Vence, France.

William Howard Taft

(U.S. President/Chief Justice)

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15 September 1857 – 8 March 1930 (Aged 72)

Taft was the 27th President of the United States, who later became Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have ever held both offices.

Following his death, Taft became the first President and Chief Justice to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

During his presidency, he was also the first to have a presidential car, the first to occupy the Oval Office and the first to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game.

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones

(Union Activist)

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? 1837 – 30 November 1930 (Aged 93)

Mother Jones was born in Cork, Ireland, before moving to America to become a teacher and a dressmaker.

Tragedy struck her early in life, with her husband and 4 children dying from yellow fever in 1867, while her dress shop was destroyed in the Great Fire of Chicago in 1871.

Jones went on to become a hugely influential labor activist with the United Mine Workers of America, also helping to establish the Social Democratic Party and the Industrial Workers of the World.

Jones is buried in the Union Miners Cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois.

She is buried alongside miners, whom she supported, that were killed in the Battle of Virden in 1898, during the strike-related fighting.

Rube Foster

(Baseball Player/Manager)

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17 September 1879 – 9 December 1930 (Aged 51)

Foster was a Baseball player, considered to have been the best African-American pitcher of his time.

He went on to organize the Negro National League, the first successful professional league for African-American players.

In 1926, Foster suffered a mental breakdown, from which he never recovered, and died at the age of 51. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, in 1981.

Lon Chaney


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1 April 1883 – 26 August 1930 (Aged 47)

Chaney was an American actor known for his versatility and capability to alter his appearance by using makeup.

This gift earned him the nickname the ‘Man of a Thousand Faces’.

Chaney’s most renowned silent-film roles were in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’.