Infectious disease deaths in Illinois

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  1. Bernie Mac

    Bernie Mac


    Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008) better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. Born and raised on Chicago's south side, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley in The Original Kings of Comedy.

  2. Virginia Lee Corbin

    Virginia Lee Corbin


    Virginia Lee Corbin (December 5, 1910 - June 4, 1942) was an American silent film actress. Corbin began her career as a child actress in 1916, when she was billed as Baby Virginia Corbin, and went on to become a youthful flapper in the 1920s. She was one of the many silent stars that would not make it in the sound era, and retired from acting in the early 1930s.

  3. Jermaine Stewart

    Jermaine Stewart


    William Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 – March 17, 1997) was an American R&B singer best known for his 1986 hit single "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which reached #2 in both the UK and Canada. It also reached #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

  4. Stephen Douglas

    Stephen Douglas


    Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) was an American politician from Brandon, Vermont and the designer of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 1860 election, losing to Republican Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in a Senate contest, noted for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. He was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short in physical stature, but a forceful and dominant figure in politics.

  5. James Stockdale

    James Stockdale


    James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was an American and United States Navy vice admiral. He is one of the most decorated Navy officers who had been awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War where he was a prisoner of war for over seven years.

  6. Freddie Keppard

    Freddie Keppard


    Freddie Keppard (sometimes rendered as Freddy Keppard) (February 27, 1889 – July 15, 1933) was an early jazz cornetist who once held the title of "King" in the New Orleans jazz scene. This title was previously held by Buddy Bolden and succeeded by Joe Oliver.

  7. Michael Cudahy (meat packing)

    Michael Cudahy (meat packing)


    Michael Cudahy (December 7, 1841 – November 27, 1910) was an American industrialist who, along with two brothers, established the Cudahy Packing Company in 1890.

  8. Beulah Annan

    Beulah Annan


    Beulah May Annan (November 18, 1899 – March 10, 1928) was an American suspected murderer. Her story was the inspiration for Maurine Dallas Watkins's play Chicago in 1926. The play has been adapted into a 1927 silent film, 1975 stage musical, and 2002 movie musical (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), all with that title, and a 1942 romantic comedy film, Roxie Hart, named for the character Annan inspired.

  9. Marjabelle Young Stewart

    Marjabelle Young Stewart


    Marjabelle Young Stewart (16 May 1924 – 3 March 2007) was an American writer and expert on etiquette.

  10. Benjamin Hanby

    Benjamin Hanby


    Benjamin Russell Hanby (July 22, 1833 – March 16, 1867), also given as Benjamin Russel Hanby, was an American composer, educator, and pastor who wrote approximately 80 songs. The most famous of his compositions are "Darling Nelly Gray", the Christmas songs "Up on the House Top", "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas", and the hymn "Who Is He In Yonder Stall?".

  11. James W. Stephenson

    James W. Stephenson


    James W. Stephenson (1806–August 1838) was an American militia officer and politician from the state of Illinois. He was born in Virginia but spent most of his youth in Edwardsville, Illinois. In 1825 he was indicted for the murder of a family acquaintance, but never went to trial. Upon the outbreak of the Black Hawk War in 1832, Stephenson raised a company and saw combat, suffering severe wounds at the Battle of Waddams Grove. After the war ended Stephenson entered public life, and served as a member of the Illinois State Senate in 1834. In December 1837 Stephenson was nominated as the Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois. Within six months of his nomination, accusations of embezzlement were leveled against him, and he was forced to withdraw from the election. In August 1838, Stephenson died at home of tuberculosis.

  12. Philip Danforth Armour

    Philip Danforth Armour


    Philip Danforth Armour, Sr. (16 May 1832 – 6 January 1901) was an American meatpacking industrialist who founded the Chicago based firm of Armour & Company. He is often considered one of America's robber barons of the Industrial Revolution.

  13. Juma Santos

    Juma Santos


    Juma Santos, also known as Jumma Santos (January 15, 1948 – September 2007), born James P. Riley, was a percussionist and master drummer known for his extensive work over four decades with African music, Caribbean music, jazz, fusion and R&B artists.

  14. Wayne A. Downing

    Wayne A. Downing


    Wayne Allan Downing (May 10, 1940 – July 18, 2007) was a retired four-star United States Army general born in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1962 and held a Master of Business Administration degree from Tulane University.

  15. Doctor Clayton

    Doctor Clayton


    Doctor Clayton (April 19, 1898 – January 7, 1947) was an American blues singer and songwriter.

  16. Laurence M. Larson

    Laurence M. Larson


    Laurence Marcellus Larson (1868 – March 9, 1938) was a Norwegian-American historian. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied at Drake University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Larson was appointed to the UW faculty as a Scandinavian languages and history professor on April 17, 1906, but resigned later that year, on June 27. He joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1907 and became history department chair in 1923. The same year, Larson was named a trustee of the Illinois State Historical Library. Larson continued teaching at UIUC until his September 1937 retirement.

  17. William Van Orden

    William Van Orden


    William Van Orden (November 15, 1804 – August 1844) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint Movement.

  18. James Adams (lawyer)

    James Adams (lawyer)

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    James Adams (January 24, 1783 – August 11, 1843) was a nineteenth-century Illinois lawyer and close friend of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.

  19. Thomas Posey

    Thomas Posey


    Thomas Posey (July 9, 1750 – March 19, 1818) was an officer in the American Revolution, a general during peacetime, the third Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Governor of the Indiana Territory, and a Louisiana Senator.

  20. Scott Hayden

    Scott Hayden

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    Scott Hayden (March 31, 1882 — September 16, 1915) was an African-American composer of ragtime music.

  21. John Wellborn Root

    John Wellborn Root


    John Wellborn Root (January 10, 1850 – January 15, 1891) was an American architect who was based in Chicago with Daniel Burnham. He was one of the founders of the Chicago School style. One of his buildings was designated a National Historic Landmark; others have been designated Chicago landmarks and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1958, he received the AIA Gold Medal.

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