Saint Joseph's Industrial School and Orphanage, and later Home for the Aged, Bethany, Oklahoma.

It opened in 1912 and by the time it closed in the 1965 several thousand children, and aged, had been cared for by the facility.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

John Kekeisen, First Director 1911-1919

On June 11, 1919 a news paper entry read "Priest's Body to Lie in State".  The first director of St. Joseph Industrial School and Orphanage had died at age 53.. His body would be removed to Michigan for burial.

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