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Winecoff Hotel Fire Memorial
Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 7, 1946
Georgia, USA

In 1913, the "absolutely fireproof" Winecoff Hotel was designed and built without sprinklers, fire escapes, or even an alarm system. On Saturday, December 7th, 1946, the unthinkable happened and one hundred and nineteen people lost their lives leaping from windows, suffocating from smoke, and being burned alive.


Earlyne Adams of Atlanta, Georgia.

Sarah M. Aldridge of Falkville, Alabama.

Florence A. Baggett of Claxton, Georgia.

Walter L. Baker of West Ashville, North Carolina.

Clarence B. Bates Jr. of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Walton Beck of Jacksonville, Florida.

Charles Billy Berry of Cedartown, Georgia.

Mildred Chandler Boschung of Cullman, Alabama.

Dorothy Sue Broome of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Dallas Lamar Brown Jr. of Rome, Georgia.

M. Louise Brown of Cornelia, Georgia.

William Edgar "Bill" Bryson of Asheville, North Carolina.

Eloise Evelyn Buck of New York City, New York.

Ashley John Burns of New York City, New York.

Mrs. George D. Burch of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

W.M. Clarence, no address.

Martha Harriett "Peggy" Cobb of Fayett, Alabama.

Joseph Constangy and his wife, Freda Constangy of Atlanta, Georgia.

Morris Theo Constangy of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Robert H. Cox and his wife, Billie C. Cox both of Murphy, North Carolina.

John Philip David of Savannah, Georgia.

Mary Alice Davis of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Martha "Matsey" Dekle of Tampa, Florida.

William DeGraffenried Dickerson and wife, Mary Pettit Dickerson and their two children, William Marcus and Mary Malinda, all of of Jonesboro, Georgia.

Eric Hayworth Elliott of Jacksonville, Florida.

Robert Alvin Fluker of Thomson, Georgia.

United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Elmer Andrew "Spike" Gonzett out of Norfolk, Virginia, born at Dubuque, Iowa.

Joseph A. Goodson Jr. and his wife, Gladys Grace Goodson and their two children, Joseph Goodson III and Barbara Beck Goodson, all of Clay City, Illinois.

Earl Carr Gregg of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Griffin of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Frank B. Hale Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee.

Julia Ann "Judy" Hall of Albany, Georgia.

Lena Harris of Cofferhill, Tennessee.

Christine Adams Hinson of Thomaston, Georgia.

Harold G. Irvin of Cornelia, Georgia.

John Newton Irwin of Farmingdale, New York.

Jerry Ann Halford Jenkins of Donalsonville, Georgia.

William Jones of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Ens. W.M. Jones of Long Beach, California.

Irene Justice of Atlanta, Georgia.

Charles Wilkes Keith of Rome, Georgia.

Peter Seymour Knox Sr. and his wife, Florence Austin Gertrude Knox of Thomson, Georgia.

Paul D. Lain and his wife, Grace Lain of Kentucky.

James R. Little of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eloise Mason of Atlanta, Georgia.

Jacob M. Mauss of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Carol Gwen McCoy of Gainesville, Georgia.

James Lewis McDonald of Memphis, Tennessee.

Hedy Helen Metcalf of Columbus, Georgia.

Sara Baggett Miller of Gordon, Georgia.

Aubrey Rutledge Minnix Jr. of Columbus, Georgia.

Mary Smith Minor of Thomaston, Georgia.

Laura B. Mirandia of Atlanta, Georgia.

Ella Sue Mitchum of Monroe, Georgia.

Vernon Ralph Moody of Arlington, Georgia.

Sam Mooney of Arlington, Georgia.

Suzanne Moreno Moore of Gainesville, Georgia.

Dwight Lane Morrison of Lumpkin, Georgia.

Robbie June Moye of Donalsonville, Georgia.

Mary Louise Murphy of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Margaret W. "Lucious" Nichols of Atlanta, Georgia.

Margaret Parker of Montgomery, Alabama.

Tona W. Perry of Florida.

Edward L. "Ed" Pettijohn of Mountain Brook, Alabama.

Ruth Powell of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Jean Pruett of Atlanta, Georgia.

Freddie Louise Pruitt of Lenoir City, Tennessee.

Dr. Carl Christian Rasmussen, who was attached to the Veterans Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and his son, Richard Carl Rasmussen, both of Des Moines, Iowa.

Emelda Reeves of Atlanta, Georgia.

Gloria Riemann of Gulfport, Mississippi.

Cora Jeanette Riley of Donalsonville, Georgia.

Wylie L. Rochelle of Marietta, Georgia.

Marianne D. "Scherk" Scherle of Albany, Georgia.

Jack Bowen Sheriff of Atlanta, Georgia.

Nell Zorn Sims of Barnesville, Georgia.

Cleveland D. Sisk of Asheville, North Carolina.

James E. "Buzz" Slatton of Rome Georgia.

Dorothy Kiker Smith and her three children, Fred Sadler Smith, Dorothy "Dotsy" Sadler Smith and Mary Smith, all of Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Emma Anne Smith of Valdosta, Georgia.

Robert L. "Bobby" Sollenberger of Barnesville, Georgia.

Harry W. Sorrells of Ashville, North Carolina.

Ethel Stewart of Ralph, Alabama.

Mary Stinespring of Cornelia, Georgia.

Harriett McKinnon Strickland of Donalsonville, Georgia.

Elaine Sullivan of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Herbert E. Swanson of Chicago, Illinois.

Ed Thomas of Asheville, North Carolina.

Frances Louise Thompson of Gainesville, Georgia.

Charles H. Thruen and his wife, Bess Thruen of Atlanta, Georgia.

William Barr Todd Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina.

Irene Tollett of Atlanta, Georgia.

Sarah Virginia Tolbert of Thomaston, Georgia.

Dorothy Marie "Dot" Tyner of Columbus, Georgia.

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Uphold of Thomaston, Georgia.

George William Walden of Rome, Georgia.

Helen Teach Walker of Fayette County, West Virginia.

Phoeby Ann Walker of Albany, Georgia.

Ernest B. Weatherly of Cochran, Georgia.

Boisclair Williams and her daughter, Clair Williams of Cordele, Georgia.

Ensign R.E. Williams, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.

Robert Clay Williams of Pensacola, Florida.

Betty Maxine Willis of Bainbridge, Georgia.

Irene Wilson of Knoxville, Tennessee.

William Fleming Winecoff, one of the hotel's builders, and his wife, Grace S. Winecoff both of Atlanta, Georgia.


Arnold E. Hardy was an amateur photographer who won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Photography after taking a picture of a woman plunging from a window of the burning Winecoff Hotel, his picture became the defining image of the nation's deadliest hotel fire. Mr. Hardy died on December 5th, 2007, his funeral services were held on December 7th, 2007 on the 61st, anniversary of the Winecoff fire.

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Winecoff Hotel Historical Marker
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 33.82486, -84.38778
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Nov 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62146527
Winecoff Hotel Fire Memorial
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Winecoff Hotel Fire Memorial
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Winecoff Hotel Fire Memorial
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- Dragon
 Added: May. 28, 2016
With thoughts of all the victims. May each of you rest in eternal peace.
 Added: May. 1, 2016
Remembering the Victims of the Winecoff Hotel Fire ~ May You Rest in Eternal Peace ~ Easter 2016
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016
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