Wilson, James Luther
Male 1891 - 1971


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  • Birth  15 Jan 1891  Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1900  Irishtown, Clinton County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sheet 5 A, ED 8
    Occupation  School Teacher/ owner, The Frederick Hotel 
    Religion  Seventh Day Adventist 
    Died  16 Sep 1971  Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section 50, Lot 327, Westview Cemetery
    Notes 
    • Second husband of Auline Witt

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      Draft Registration Card:
      Lived in Sidell, Vermilion, Illinois in 1917
      Born in Greenup, Il
      worked as a photographer
      Black eyes and Hair, Tall and Slender
      Claimed exemption based on "Registered Adventist"
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      Owned hotel in Atlanta, GA called "400 Whitehall" by the family. According to the Atlanta History Center:
      "The hotel at 400 Whitehall Street was called The Frederick Hotel. It became a hotel in 1941. Prior to this date, the building served as an apartment complex called The Frederick Apartments. James L. Wilson became the hotel's manager in 1945 and served in this capacity until 1957. James and his wife, Auline, lived in the building during the tenure. According to the city directories, Brandon Harry managed the hotel in 1941, Horace L. Jordan managed it in 1942, and Mrs. Annie L. Easlie managed the establishment in 1944. From 1961 to 1966, the city directories list 400 Whitehall as The Frederick Hotel and Dixie Apartments. In 1967, the building's final year, the directory lists the name as The Frederick Hotel."

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      Found in the "Street Address Telephone Directory Atlanta 1955 - 1956 Winter" as:
      "Jas L Wilson... CY-5190
      400 Frederick Htl.... LA-9339"

      The same directory lists the hotel in the front directory as:
      "Frederick Hotel... 400 Whitehall St. SW"
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      Found in the "Atlanta City Directory 1953" as:
      Wilson:
      "Jas L (Arline W; Frederick Hotel) h400 Whitehall SW"
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      Obituary, The Atlanta Constituton, 21 Sept 1971:
      "James L. Wilson
      Services for James L. Wil-
      son, 80, of 2864 Snapfinger
      Road will be at 3 p.m.
      Wednesday at Ward's Glen-
      wood Chapel, Elder Perry
      Green officiating. Burial will
      be in Westview Cemetery. Mr.
      Wilson, retired owner of the
      Frederick Hotel, died Sunday
      in a private hospital. He was a
      member of Belvedere Sev-
      enth-Day Adventist Church
      and was a veteran of World
      War I. Survivors include his
      widow, a son, two sisters, a
      brother, three stepdaughters
      and a stepson. [2]
    Person ID  I183  Begin with Craft
    Last Modified  7 Mar 2012 

    Father  Wilson, Frances M Frank,   b. Apr 1859, , , Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Cook, Alice,   b. Mar 1859, , , Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F701  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Witt, Mamie Auline,   b. 29 Jan 1903, Callison, Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1980, Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1946 
    Family ID  F60  Group Sheet

    Family 2  UNKNOWN, Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Wilson, Sidney,   b. Abt 1915
    Family ID  F827  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Jan 1891 - Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Irishtown, Clinton County, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1971 - Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Auline Witt Albea Wilson & James Wilson
    Auline Witt Albea Wilson & James Wilson
    Status: Located

  • Sources 
    1. [S33]

    2. [S452] James L. Wilson Obituary.