Kemmons Wilson

 

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: founder of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels known as the "father of the modern innkeeping industry" who started the chain in 1951 because he wanted a place where children could stay free and built his company into a worldwide behemoth.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undetermined causes

 

Born: January 5, 1913

 

Died: February 12, 2003

 

Location: Memphis, Tennessee