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 The Beginning of Tulsa
By J. M. Hall (1927)

(c) Karolyn Kay Garland (1997)

Nothing here is free for the taking. This book is reproduced here with the permission of the copyright holder - see copyright statement.

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 Presbyterian Mission School Teachers (con't)

 

Photo Jennie Stringfield

MISS JENNIE S. STRINGFIELD
(Picture taken 1892)

       After Mrs. Stonecipher resigned in 1887 Miss Jennie Stringfield was commissioned by the Presbyterian Home Mission Board of New York to come to Tulsa and take charge of the school. She came from Knobnoster, Mo. her home. Miss Stringfield had been teaching in the University at Sedalia, Mo. She took charge of the Mission school in Tulsa in the fall of 1887 with Mrs. Lilah Lindsay and Miss Bettie Stringfield, her sister, as her assistant. The Stringfields came from a Presbyterian family. The father was an elder in the Presbyterian church for many years. A brother was a Presbyterian minister for a number of years up to the time of his death, 1932.
       During the summer vacation of the school in 1887 the citizens of our little village led by Mr. Haworth, pastor of our church with some assistance from the board, built an addition on the East end of the school building. Because of the growth of our little village we anticipated a larger enrollment. When school opened in the fall they were not disappointed as it became necessary to add one more teacher to the faculty.
       Later the men of our village was called to meet with the teachers and other

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