Fortune, William, 1863-1942

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Indianapolis businessman, civic leader, and journalist. Fortune organized the Indianapolis Commercial Club with Col. Eli Lilly, and was a director of Eli Lilly and Company, 1916-1927. Fortune's civic and philanthropic activities included the local and national Red Cross, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Peace Society, memorial committees for Nancy Hanks Lincoln and George Rogers Clark, and the donation of land for an Indianapolis V.A. Hospital.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1938. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32230630

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associatedWith Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932 person
associatedWith American Peace Society. corporateBody
associatedWith American Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith American Red Cross. Indianapolis Area Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Bicknell, Ernest Percy, 1862-1935. person
associatedWith Century Club of Indianapolis. corporateBody
associatedWith Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Chomel, Anselm, 1873-1933. person
associatedWith Commercial Club (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith Einsel, Grace DeLong. person
associatedWith Eli Lilly and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Esch, John J. (John Jacob), 1861-1941. person
associatedWith George Rogers Clark Memorial Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Army of the Republic. National Encampment (27th : 1893 : Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938. person
associatedWith Green, Myron R., 1888-1962. person
associatedWith Iglehart, John Eugene, 1850-1934. person
associatedWith Indiana Society of Chicago. corporateBody
associatedWith Lilly, Eli, 1838-1898. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Macy, Albert William, b. 1853. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Thompson, William H. (William Herbert), 1878-1945. person
associatedWith Veterans Administration Hospital (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Civic leaders
Commercial associations
Nancy Hanks Lincoln State Memorial (Ind.)


Birth 1863

Death 1942



Ark ID: w69c843f

SNAC ID: 64213305