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May Kendall Wilhoit Papers


Mrs. May Kendall Wilhoit (1879 - 1966) was a Fort Worth musician and poet. Originally from Illinois, she married William DeLong Wilhoit, a Fort Worth oil developer and executive of a shoe manufacturing company. Mrs. Wilhoit was active in various Fort Worth organizations including the Harmony Club, the Euterpean Club, Fort Worth Poetry Club, and the Music Study Club. She died on February 26, 1966, and was buried in Newton, Illinois.


The papers were donated to the library by Edith Davies Williams in the 1960s. Additional materials were donated in 1990.

Scope and Contents Note

The papers comprise two boxes of miscellaneous materials including correspondence, photographs, and poems written by Mrs. Wilhoit.

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Last updated: Sept. 17, 2014