GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-15

Holy Rosary Church
912 Cherokee Avenue
P.O. Box 389
Hartshorne, OK, 74547

Phone: 918-297-2453
Email: imcchurch03@yahoo.com

 

History: Holy Rosary Church, Hartshorne, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Tulsa (Archives: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma). It has had some Native American parishioners.

Discalced Carmelites (Archives: Little Rock, Arkansas) and Carmelites of St. Therese at Holy Rosary had attended to the following Native American (Choctaw, Chickasaw) missions in the Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma:

1910-1916

St. Edward Church/ Mission (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Pittsburg, Pittsburg County  

1918-1921 (closed)

St. Henry Mission (Choctaw), Bentley, Atoka County

1926-1977 

St. Edward Church/ Mission (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Pittsburg

History of St. Edward Church and School, Pittsburg:

1910-1916

Discalced Carmelites at Holy Rosary, Hartshorne, attended to Pittsburg station

1916-1926

Discalced Carmelites established and administered St. Edward Church

1918-1919

Carmelites of St. Therese (Archives: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) established and staffed St. Edward School (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1919-1925

Benedictine Sisters (Archives: Tulsa, Oklahoma) staffed the school

1925-1927 (closed)

Carmelites of St. Therese staffed the school

1926-1977

Discalced Carmelites and Carmelites of St. Therese at Holy Rosary, Hartshorne, attended to St. Edward’s

1977-present

Tulsa diocesan priests at St. John’s, McAlester, attended to St. Edward’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

 Inclusive dates: 1910-1916, 1918-1921, 1926-1977, ongoing

 Volume: Several volumes 

 Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Edward Church and St. Henry Mission.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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