Tag: Memphis Tennessee

  • Fred Smith: Founder of Fed Ex

    Fred Smith: Founder of Fed Ex

    Frederick Wallace Smith was born August 11, 1944 in Marks, Mississippi. Soon after the family moved to Memphis. Smith’s father was a success himself who actually founded Dixie Greyhound Bus Lines. Fred was named after his father who dabbled in a number of different endeavors in addition to the bus line. Fred Smith Sr. and…

  • “The Red Headed Bandit” Ira G. Allen

    “The Red Headed Bandit” Ira G. Allen

    Masked gunman from the 1920s. On February 24, 1927 two masked men entered the central office of Standard Oil Company in Memphis, Tennessee armed with revolvers. Their intent was robbery and cashier J.P. Tucker was their target. ┬áThe dutiful employee had just finished preparing the receipts for transfer to the bank when he was startled…