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The Oklahoma Children's Home Society

The Oklahoma Children's Home Society
Including Indian Territory

Chartered May 4, 1900


Submitted by: Curt Macias
Walter and Levi Faulkner as we found them.

The Children's Home Society, Including Indian Territory - Seeks to save the orphans and other dependent children and make useful citizens of them, by placing them in select family homes with moral, educational and Christian advantages.


Rev. Noah B. Wickham

Submitted by: Curt Macias


Mrs.. Noah B. Wickham

Submitted by: Curt Macias

The children's home had operated in the home of the superintendent, Rev. Noah B. Wickham at 612 N. Broad. A new building was build in 1907, a full block (four acres) of land was deeded to the superintendent of the home by E. A. Belyea and his wife in December, 1905, for use as a site for the home. Value of the land was listed at $2,000. Funds totaling $2,500 were then raised by subscription to build the house where homeless children were to be cared for until they could be placed in homes for adoption. The description says the building was to consist of "16 rooms, closets, reception room, kitchen, dining room, coal bin and three halls."

Mrs. Lizzie B. McNeal served as treasurer of the building committee, and her husband, Elijah P. McNeal was chairman of the committee, and personally oversaw the erection making no charge for his time. Secretary for the committee was Mrs. Edward Dodd.

D. S. Mitchell made the cement blocks and had charge of the construction of the stone part of the three storied structure, and S. W. Warner, carpenter-contractor, was in charge of the wooden part of the building.

One of the most interesting things in the corner-stone was an old Bible, which a notation on the flyleaf states was the property of Lizzie B. McNeal, and adds that she had brought the bible with the first dollar she ever owned.

A notation on the edge of one of the pages states that William French preached from the verse indicated on July 17, 1859. It doesn't say where it was that the sermon was preached.

Do you know where this bible is?

These are the children in the Children's home for the years:

* - Denotes a child that was placed during the year.
+ - Denotes a child was in the home temporarily.

May 1900 - May 1901

Boy Boyles
Henry Clay
Rose  Edwards - "Black"
Sid Edwards - "Black"
Bessie  Johnson
Grace Pearl Leland
George Edward Leland
Rosellen  McDermott
Ida Victoria McDermott
Edward Elijah Powell
Pearl Robison
Paulina Robison
Geneva Robison
Earl Runnels
Elmer  Runnels
Baby  Tucker
Jimmie  Tucker

May 1901 - May 1902

Baby Boy
Marti Barnsworth
Clarence Crook Beard
Fred Frank Brown
George Everett Brown
Della Merle Carnagey*
Albert  Carnagey*
Ruth  Cook
May Cook
Tennie Gleason
Louise Hartzel Goepel
Anna Mary  Hammond
Lillian Beatrice Hammond
Augusta  Homishak
George Homishak
John Homishak*
Mary Homishak+
Mike Homishak+
Rosy Homishak*
Edward Young Johnson - "Black"
William E. McMahan
Louise McMahan
Willie B. Nelson
Mary Elizabeth Nickerson
Katie Francis  Nickerson*
Baby Springfield+
Birdie Springfield+
Eugene Springfield+
George Springfield+
Gorden Springfield+
Wesley Dow Timberlake
Lettie Irene Turner
John Lester Turner
Howard E. Turner
Katie  Turner
Raymond Turner
Julia Benne

May 1902 - May 1903

Adie Atkinson
Edward Atkinson
Francis Bevens
Lionel Castleberry*
Louis Castleberry*
Anna Davis
Lillie Davis
Robert Davis
Robert Green
Hazel Hester
Lera Hester
Harmon Jackson
Emily Karr
Eva Ramsey*
Harrey Ramsey
Lee Garfield Ramsey*
Myrtle Reynolds*
Charles C. Rightmire
Melton Smith
Everett Sweetwood*
Harry Sweetwood
Iva Sweetwood
Willie Thomas - "Black"

May 1903 - May 1904

Almeda Asher
Calvary Asher
Edward Atkinson*
Fred Brown*
Isaac Brown - "Black"
George Bullis
Golda Bullis
Mabel Bullis
Louis Castleberry*
"Sid" Edwards* - "Black"
Levi Falknor
Walter Falknor
Adelaide Fancher
Raymond Gillespie
Edith Henry
Charles Ireton
Bessie Kinkennon
Helen Kirby
Ola Marie Kirby
Grace Leland* - placed three times
Louise McMahan*
William McMahan*
Belle Parker
Eva Ramsey* - placed twice
Cecil Rightmire
Geneva Robison* - "Black"
John Scott
Walter Taylor - "Black"
Howard Turner*
Lettie Turner* - placed twice
Raymond Turner*
Ada Belle Wells
David Wells
Mary Wells
May Wells
Harry Martin Willis
Katy Wilson

May 1904 - May 1905

Golda Bullis*
Gladys Corfman
Lena Donahoo
Lillie Donahoo
Nellie Donahoo
Roy Donahoo
Ruth Donahoo
Allen Falknor*
Levi Falknor*
Baby Gertrude
Raymond Gillespie*
Baby Gray*
Fern Harrell
Lillian Hammond*
Bessie Hatman
Edith Henry*
Charles Ireton*
May King*
Lester girl from Enid*
Lester Long
May Moss
Florence Rains*
John Wesley Rains
Lorene Rains
Eva Ramsey*
John Scott*
Jessie Snider
John Snider
Mamie Taylor*
Oma Taylor
Ella Wagner
Emma Wagner
Ethel Wagner
Lillie Walker
Mary Walker
Minnie Walker
Pearl Walker

Click above to read about the Walker Girls

The information found on this web page was through the dedicated research of Curt Macias. He is looking for information on his grandmother's Walker family and the location of the mysterious bible. Thanks Curt for your dedication and for letting me upload this information for the Researchers of Logan County, Oklahoma.

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Updated: Wednesday, 06-Aug-2008 21:44:50 CDT

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