Felix Zollicoffer Wilson
|Felix Zollicoffer Wilson|
|Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee|
|Preceded by||William Gupton|
|Succeeded by||William Percy Sharpe|
|Born||December 27, 1866
Davidson County, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||February 12, 1950|
Wilson was educated at the Howard School and Goodman's Business College in Nashville.
Wilson began his career as a grocer at the age of 14.
Wilson was elected as Mayor of Nashville by the city council, after the council had voted to suspend Mayor William Gupton. He was seen as a reformer, and supported women's rights. However, he was voted out of office by the city council in November 1922.
Personal life and death
Wilson was married to Mary Pendergast in 1888. They had two sons, James P. Wilson and Mizell Wilson, and three daughters. Wilson resided at 1900 West End Avenue in Nashville. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Order of Red Men. He was a council commander of the Woodmen of the World.
- "Felix Z. Wilson Rites Tomorrow. County Register Dies After Long Illness; Held Many Offices". The Tennessean. March 3, 1950. pp. 1; 6. Retrieved April 19, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. (Registration required (. ))
- Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN
- "A Good Name". The Tennessean. March 3, 1950. p. 23. Retrieved April 19, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. (Registration required (. ))
- Kriste Lindenmeyer (ed.), Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: Women in American History, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000, p. 210 
- "Felix Z. Wilson Rites Will Be Held Today". The Tennessean. March 4, 1950. p. 10. Retrieved April 19, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. (Registration required (. ))
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William Percy Sharpe
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