A visionary rancher and businessman, James Harley Tuttle was born in 1859 in Grayson County, Texas. He came to the Minco area circa 1876 and joined a cattle business. He married Nora Agnes Bond, who died during their first year of marriage in 1889. She was 16. In 1891, he married Carrie Matilda Campbell (1873- 1936), with whom he had 10 children. J.H. Tuttle is widely regarded as the founder of Tuttle and the city is named for this family. Standing at his side in this 1891 photograph is Carrie Campbell Tuttle. Among various business enterprises, J.H. Tuttle established the Citizens National Bank in Chickasha in 1892, which would become The First National Bank & Trust Co. in 1938. FNBT is one of the oldest independent community banks in Oklahoma.
The Tuttle Then and Now gallery displayed at the First National Bank & Trust Co. in Tuttle was designed to commemorate the people and places that make Tuttle unique. FNBT has been an independent community bank serving central and southwest Oklahoma since 1892.