Jan 12 In the year 1897 death of isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)
Jan 30 John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies in the year 1897.
Feb 01 In the year 1897 death of constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826)
Feb 05 Hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42 in the year 1897.
Feb 06 On this day in history ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies
Feb 07 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49 in the year 1897.
Feb 19 In the year 1897 karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81
Feb 23 Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1897.