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Accession 341

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

Hugh Jetton McCorkle (1893-1979) was a noted banker and prominent citizen of York, S.C. He worked in a number of banks around the area before settling at the Bank of York for 35 years, first as Vice President and Executive Vice President from 1944 to 1959, as President from 1959 to 1974, and as Chairman of the Board from 1974 until his death in 1979. He served during World War I from 1915-1918 as a First Sergeant in the U.S. Armed Forces in the 105th Engineers in France and Belgium. He was wounded in Bellicourt, France and received a Purple Heart. The collection contains a few World War Records including lists of First Platoon members, Class Cards, and certification as Sergeant 1st Class. Also included in the collection are citations and awards, newspaper clippings, photographs, a scrapbook, and other papers relating to Mr. McCorkle’s business and community activities. Included in the Hugh J. McCorkle papers is a biographical file containing sketches of McCorkle’s life and an outline of his activities.


The Hugh J. McCorkle Papers were received by the Archives on August 20, 1980 via his daughter Elizabeth McCorkle Brice.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Hugh J. McCorkle Papers - Accession 341

LC Subject Headings

McCorkle, Hugh Jetton, 1893-1979--Archives; United States. Army. Engineer Regiment, 105th; World War, 1914-1918--Sources; Bankers--South Carolina--York ; Purple Heart; York (S.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century