GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-9

St. Cecilia Church
1304 North Dorothy Street
Claremore, OK 74017 

Phone: 918-341-2343
Email: stcecilia@tulsacoxmail.com

 

History: St. Cecilia Church, Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish with a few Cherokee Indian parishioners in the Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations and in the Diocese of Tulsa (Archives: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma).

1892-1899

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Assumption Church, Muskogee, attended to Claremore station (Cherokee)

1899-1909

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Holy Family, Tulsa, attended to Claremore station

1909-1912

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Sacred Heart, Sapulpa, attended to Claremore station

1912-1914

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at St. Catherine’s, Nowata, attended to Claremore station

1914-1917

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Holy Cross, Wagoner, attended to Claymore station

1917-1920

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Holy Family, Tulsa, established and attended to Sacred Heart Mission (Cherokee)

1920-1925

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at St. Patrick’s, Sand Springs, attended to Sacred Heart

1925-1931 (closed)

Society of the Precious Blood (Cincinnati Province) (Archives: Cincinnati, Ohio) at St. Catherine’s, Nowata, attended to Sacred Heart

1931-1939

Society of the Precious Blood at St. Catherine’s, Nowata, attended to Claremore station (Cherokee)

1939-1940

Oklahoma City diocesan priests attended Claremore station

1940-1948

Oklahoma City diocesan priests at Sacred Heart, Skiatook, established and attended to Christ the King Mission (Cherokee), Claremore 

1948-1972

Became a parish; Oklahoma City diocesan priests administered St. Cecilia/ Christ the King Church, Claremore

1972-present

Tulsa diocesan priests have administered St. Cecilia’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1940-ongoing

Volume: Several entries within several volumes 

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

 

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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