Frank Hale

Frank Hale, 31, Nashville, Tennessee, Room 1426. Machinist for United Shoe Machine Corporation. In Atlanta on business. Father of four year old daughter.

Jack Sheriff

Jack Bowen Sheriff, 32, Atlanta, Ga. Room 720. Owner of Jack Sheriff's Theater Restaurant, a night club next door to the Winecoff Hotel. Father of four childern. (Photo courtesy: the estate of Martha Ewing Manning, the club's manager.)

Harriett Strickland

Harriett Strickland, 16, Iron City, Georgia. Room 930. Youth Assembly delegate. President of Seminole High School senior class. Attended first Youth Assembly in March 1946.

Jeannette Riley

Jeannette Riley, 16, Donalsonville, Georgia. Room 930. Youth Assembly delegate. Senior at Seminole High School.

Jerry Jenkins

Jerry Jenkins, 15, Donalsonville, Georgia. Room 930. Youth Assembly delegate. Senior at Seminole High School. More here.

Dorothy Tyner

Dorothy Marie Tyner, 16, Columbus, Georgia. Room 730. Youth Assembly observer. Senior at Baker Village High School. More photos: click here and here. Her parents' photo: click here.

Nell Sims

Nell Zorn Sims, 33, Barnseville, Georgia. Room 1504. Photo circa 1931. Secretary at Aldora Mills. President of Business and Professional Women's Club. Came to Atlanta at the request of a friend who was buying a trousseau and meeting her fiancee.

Herbert Swanson

Herbert Edward Swanson, 38. Chicago, Illinois. Room 522. Associate editor of Rock Products, a trade publication serving the highway construction industry. Former State of Illinois, Division of Highways engineer. In Atlanta on editorial mission. More here.

Rutledge Minnix

Aubrey Rutledge Minnix Jr., 15. Columbus, Georgia. Room 1116. Youth Assembly delegate. Junior at Columbus High School. Member of student council and debate club.

Cleve Sisk

Cleveland Dillard Sisk, 48, Asheville, North Carolina. Room 928. Bus driver for Smoky Mountain Trailways for 26 years. Staying in room permanently rented by bus company. Winner of safe driver award. Personalized belt buckle recovered from fire.

Grace Winecoff

Grace Smith Winecoff, 76, Atlanta, Georgia. Suite 1010-12. Wife of the hotel's builder, William Fleming Winecoff. Resident of the hotel for 31 years.

Mildred Boschung

Mildred Chandler Boschung, 23, Cullman, Alabama. Room 1208. Newlywed. Married exactly one week earlier. She was spending her honeymoon in Atlanta. Her husband, Charlie Boschung, survived the fire.

Robert Fluker

Robert Alvin Fluker, 41, Thomson, Ga. Room 702. Georgia Tech Graduate. Safety engineer for J.A. Jones Construction Co. Stopped in Atlanta for a dentist appointment before going overseas to rebuild Okinawa air base.

Sara Miller

Sara Baggett Miller, 34, Gordon, Ga. Suite 1108-1110-1112. Widow and mother of two children. Made bags for kaolin mining company. Came to Atlanta to shop with sister, Catherine McLaughlin, who survived the fire.

Irene Justice

Irene Delores Justice, 27, East Point, Ga. Room 624. Pictured here in 1934. Worked for firm in nearby Candler Building and attended law school at night.

Florence Baggett

Florence Allen Baggett, 43, Claxton, Ga. Room 1110-1112. One of best known auctioneers in Southeast. Came to Atlanta to see doctor about enlarged vocal chords.

William Winecoff

William Fleming Winecoff, 76, Atlanta, Ga. Suite 1010-1012. Built the Winecoff Hotel in 1913. Turned operation over to Robert Meyer chain in 1915. Sold hotel during Depression but continued to live there.

Bill Todd

Willian Barr Todd, 39, Columbia, South Carolina. Room 1214. South Carolina director of Civil Aeronautics Administration. In Atlanta to attend meeting at regional headquarters. Father of daughter born six weeks after the fire.

Anne Smith

Emma Anne Smith, 14, Valdosta, Ga. Room 1502. Overcame 80 percent deafness sufficiently to attend public school. On shopping trip with her mother, who survived the fire.

Ann Walker

Phoebe Ann Walker, 16, Albany, Ga. Room 822 Youth Assembly delegate. Senior at Albany High School. President of Bookworm Club.

Marianne Scherle

Marianne Scherle, 16, Albany, Ga. Room 822 Youth Assembly delegate. Assistant editor of the yearbook. President of youth fellowship at church.

Julia Hall

Julia Nell Hall, 16, Albany, Ga. Room 822. Youth Assembly delegate. Senior at Albany High School. Student council member. Homeroom president.