City: Memphis

WILLINGHAM, John T., president and general manager Memphis Coffin Co.; born in Barnwell District, S.C., Aug. 30, 1861; when he was about four years old his parents moved to Columbus, Ga., where he was reared and educated; he began his business career when he was eighteen years of age, when he became associated with his father in operating a sash and door factory in Columbus, Ga.; later the business was removed to Chattanooga, Tenn.; in 1895 he moved to Memphis and started the Memphis Coffin Company, of which he was elected president; member of Chickasaw Club, Knights of Pythias, and B.P.O.E., and member of Central Baptist church, Memphis, Tenn.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.