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Thompson, Frances Louise

Thompson, Frances Louise

Female 1929 - 1946  (17 years)

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  • Name Thompson, Frances Louise 
    Born 13 Jun 1929 
    Gender Female 
    _AMTID 290109529737:1030:113027375 
    _UID 101DA39A31734144A3BA6C64D3CFDBDA178D 
    Died 7 Dec 1946  Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3180  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2006 

    Father Thompson, James Mashburn,   b. 11 Sep 1881,   d. 5 Sep 1948  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Buffington, Sophie Pauline,   b. 8 Sep 1890,   d. 12 Apr 1962  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F1077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1946 - Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to Langford family of Northeast GA, pg. 106, she died in the fire that destroyed the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta.

      <http://www.ourgeorgiahistory.com/chronpop/1523> says:

      December 7, 1946 - 119 people lose their lives in the worst hotel disaster in the United States when Atlanta's Winecoff Hotel burned. The hotel had 15 stories, but Atlanta fire-fighting equipment could not handle any building taller than 8 stories

      Today it sits an empty shell across the street from the Ritz-Carlton, today an infamous name in the history of Atlanta, but before 1946 this building was considered to be one of the finest hotels, not only in Atlanta but the entire Southeast. Completed in 1913, the Winecoff was named for builder William Fleming Winecoff, who owned the hotel. It stood 15 stories tall, dwarfing the other buildings around it.

      The building represented the "northern" movement of Atlanta to what today is called "mid-town." Very little of mid-town existed prior to 1890, when Piedmont Park was built. With the 1895 Cotton Exposition, mid-town seemed to come to life and by the time Winecoff built the structure the growing section was in need of a hotel.

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Langford family of Northeast GA, 106.