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St. Joseph's Benedictine - Guthrie

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St. Joseph's Benedictine - Guthrie

Posted: 31 May 2010 12:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm searching for records of a Martha Dora Poston or Posten (or possibly Dortha Poston). b. 8 Mar 1904, m. Oliver P. Stafford in OK, d. 4 Aug 1944 OK. By family oral history, she was "an orphan".

In the 1920 census, page 202, Logan Co, Iron Mound Tsp, I find -
Poston, Dortha A, student, female, white, age 15, b OK, father b WI, mother b MO. (The entries for all students are lined out, but are readable.)

I'm trying to trace this person, and I can find no other records of her. Could she have been an orphan?

"The Benedictine Heights College/Catholic College of Oklahoma for Women operated in Guthrie from 1916 to 1955, when it moved to Tulsa."

Does anyone know if old records of this school are preserved anywhere? Did the Benedictine's run an orphanage there anytime between 1904 & 1920?

Any info or suggestions would be appreciated.

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