GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-33

Our Lady of Victory Church
316 West Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1280
Purcell, Oklahoma 73080

Phone: 405-527-3077
Email: ourladyofvictory@cebridge.net

 

Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: Our Lady of Victory Church, Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (Archives: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).

1887-1905

Benedictines (Archives: Shawnee, Oklahoma) administered Our Lady of Victory/ St. Elizabeth’s  

1887-1890 (closed) 

Benedictines at St. Elizabeth’s established and staffed St. Scholastica Day School (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1888-1948 (closed)

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (Archives: Aston, Pennsylvania) established and staffed St. Elizabeth Boarding School (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1901-1948 (closed) 

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia established and staffed St. Elizabeth Day School (Choctaw, Chickasaw)

1905-present

Oklahoma City arch/diocesan priests have administered Our Lady of Victory

Benedictines and Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Our Lady of Victory /St. Elizabeth’s attended to the following Native American stations and missions in Oklahoma:

1888-1889 (transferred to St. Joseph's, Oklahoma City)

Fort Reno station (Cheyenne), El Reno, Canadian County

1888-1889 (closed)

Darlington Agency station (Cheyenne, Arapaho), Canadian County

1888-1889 (closed)

Paul's Valley station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Garvin County, Chickasaw Nation

1888-1889 (closed)

Wynnewood station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Garvin County, Chickasaw Nation

1888-1889 (closed)

Cantonment station (Arapaho), Blaine County

1888-1890 (transferred to Sacred Heart, El Reno)

Fort Sill station (Apache, Comanche), Comanche County

1888-1891 (became a parish)

Anadarko station (Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Caddo, Wichita, Delaware), Caddo County

1888-1892 (transferred to St. Patrick's, Anadarko)

Kiowa and Comanche Reservation station (Kiowa, Comanche), Kiowa, Caddo, and Comanche Counties

1888-1906 (closed)

Erin Springs station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Garvin County, Chickasaw Nation

1888-1906 (closed)

Washita station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Washita County

1888-1906 (closed)

White Bead Hills station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Garvin County, Chickasaw Nation

1889-ca. 1940 (no longer Native)

St. John the Baptist Mission (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Lexington, Cleveland County

1890-1895 (transferred to St. Patrick’s, Norman)

Ardmore station (Chickasaw), Carter County

1892-1906 (closed)

Velma station (Chickasaw), Stephens County, Chickasaw Nation

1912-1939 (closed)

Blanchard station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), McClain and Grady Counties  

1915-1939 (closed)

Paul's Valley station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Garvin County, Chickasaw Nation

1925-1939 (closed)

Wynnewood station (Choctaw, Chickasaw), Garvin County, Chickasaw Nation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1888-1948

Volume: 3 volumes

Description: Sacramental records for the Native American students at St. Elizabeth School and the Native American parishioners of Our Lady of Victory Church and the Native missions and stations attended from it; baptisms, 1888-1905, 1920-1948, marriages, 1894-1905, 1909-1948, deaths, 1924-1948, first communions, 1937-1948, and confirmations, 1925-1948.

 

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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