GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-40

St. Francis Xavier Church
601 South West Street
P.O. Box 909
Stillwater, OK 74076

Phone: 405-372-6886
Email: stfrancis@brightok.net

 

History: St. Francis Xavier Church, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Tulsa (Archives: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma). Oklahoma City diocesan priests at St. Francis Xavier had attended to the following Native American (Pawnee, Osage) missions and station in Oklahoma:

1900-1901 (became a mission)

Pawnee station (Pawnee), Pawnee County

1901-1904 (transferred to St. John's, Gray Horse)

St. John the Evangelist Mission (Pawnee), Pawnee, Pawnee County

1901-1904 (transferred to Immaculate Conception, Pawhuska)

Cleveland station (Pawnee), Pawnee County

1915-1925 (became a parish)

Sacred Heart Mission (Osage), Fairfax, Osage Nation

1915-1949 (transferred to Sacred Heart, Fairfax) (no longer Native)

St. John the Evangelist Mission (Pawnee), Pawnee, Pawnee County

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1900-1904, 1915-1949

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of Cleveland station, St. John the Evangelist Mission, and Sacred Heart 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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