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Felix Marcus McWhirter collection

 Collection — Folder: S1877
Identifier: S1877

Scope and Contents

This collection includes "Felix Marcus McWhirter: 'This is My Life,'" a brief biographical sketch written by his wife, Marguerite G. McWhirter (September 1975); photocopies of a computer printout proof for his entry in Who's Who in America signed by Felix McWhirter and dated November 29, 1974; and the tri-fold pamphlet "Condensed Statement of Condition June 30, 1975" for the Peoples Bank and Trust Company.


  • 1974-1975


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Felix Marcus McWhirter was born June 14, 1886 in Greencastle, Indiana to Felix Tony and Luella Frances (Smith) McWhirter. Following the family's move to Indianapolis when he was 6 years old, his father established the Peoples Deposit Bank, later known as Peoples State Bank and then Peoples Bank and Trust Company. McWhirter attended DePauw University and worked a variety of jobs before joining his father's bank in 1906. In 1915, at the age of 29, he became the president of the bank following the death of his father. He married Alma Jane Phillips in 1908 and they had three children. Alma died in March 1953 and McWhirter married Marguerite Graham in September of that year. He was the president of Peoples Bank until 1959, then served as chairman of the board for another thirteen years before becoming chairman of the executive committee in 1972. McWhirter died at the age of 97 on November 18, 1983.


Information within collection.

"Felix McWhirter, 97, Dies: Leader of Peoples Bank." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), November 19, 1983.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Susan McWhirter Ostrom on 1975/10/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/06/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/06/23 by Laura Eliason.
Felix Marcus McWhirter collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.