Margaret Parker


Margaret Parker, 12, Montgomery, Alabama. Room 1604. Pictured here with her mother who survived the fire. They were in Atlanta to shop.

A.J. Burns

Ashley John Burns, 26, Ossining, New York, Room 1416. Grandson of founder of Burns Detective Agency.

Jimmy McDonald

Jimmy McDonald, 39, Memphis, Tennessee. Room 1624. CPA for Federal Public Housing Authority. Stationed in Atlanta but traveled throughout the Southeast. Wrote home to wife and daughter in Memphis every day.

Bill Berry

Charles Billy Berry, 25, Cedartown, Georgia. Room 1626. Former Marine. Survived Guadacanal. Avid bowler. Bartenter at Jack Sheriff's Theater Restaurant, next to the Winecoff Hotel.

Morris Constangy

Annie and Morris Constangy
Morris Theo Constangy, 55, Atlanta, Georgia. Room 1528. Father of victim Joseph Constangy. Son of Russian immigrants. Co-owner of dress factory. Moved into the Winecoff Hotel permanently in September. Wife, Annie May, survived the fire. 

Joseph Constangy

Joseph Constangy, 28, Atlanta, Georgia. Room 1222. Pictured above as a child with his mother, survivor Anne Constangy. Army veteran. Had recently bought Sims Five and Ten Cent Store. Husband of victim Freida Minkow Constangy, 24, and son of victim Morris Theo Constangy, 55.

Charles & Bess Thruen


Charles H. Thruen, 51 and Bess Mitchell Thruen, 51. Columbus, Georgia. Room 1526. Husband and wife. Charles Thruen was a civilian clerk in the salvage office at Ft. Benning, Ga. He had recently retired from the Army after 28 years of service.