A HISTORY

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.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Can You Help Identify these Locations or People? UPDATED

This query came to the page and maybe some can help identify the place in these photos?  "My brothers and I were in a children's home in Oklahoma between 1949-1952.  Can you confirm if we were at St. Joseph's.  Wesley John Stevens; Sharon Lynn Stevens, Edward Price Stevens.  The two older children would have been there in 1949; the youngest would have joined us in Jan 1952.  Attached is a picture of the two older children on the steps of what I've always believed to be the home.  I have checked with the Baptist's Childrens home and they have no record of us.  Your assistance is very much appreciated.
Imprint says "Libbey Hall" at top of the building, "Childrens Home" over porch. ca. 1949 Location unknown.


Location unknown ca. 1950 - Maybe in Kansas or Oklahoma
If you can help - post a comment. Thanks!

UPDATE: Location for above photos has been positively linked to a Kansas Methodist facility.