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 ~RICHARD QUINN regarding Okie's story from Vol. 8 Iss. 31 titled UNTITLED

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NW Okie's Journey

Bayfield, CO - Our journey this week is to search for powerful Women figures of the past. We did find such a women, Miss Catharing "Kate" Barnard, in Oklahoma before, during and after statehood. You can read about Kate Barnard in this week's OkieLegacy Ezine.

Jane Addams was another powerful women, who established the Hull-House in Chicago, Illinois. The Hull-House was located in the midst of a densely populated urban neighborhood peopled by Italian, Irish, German, Greek, Bohemian, and Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants.

Kate Barnard in 1914 was trying to raise funds for something similar to the Hull-House, but doing it in Oklahoma. Does anyone out there no if Barnard's Home of friendless, homeless working women ever got built? Was it also known as an orphanage for Indian wards? I know she did a lot of work protecting the Indian children who were loosing their land rights. Would love to know more abuo Barnard's Hull like Home.

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is working! Congress can keep their dirty hands off of my Medicare & Social Security!

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Walking With Sadie

Bayfield, CO - This weekend we saw yet another fluttering and dusting of snow here on the North end of Vallecito Reservoir, north of Bayfield, Colorado. The image on the left shows the Sunday afternoon view of falling snow on our south yard, looking southward along County Road 500. The snow did not last long. And melted as fast as it fell Sunday afternoon.

With the spring-like weather here in the Rocky mountains, NW Okie did take me for a couple of walks this last week. Both of us wearing some sort of pink for "Breast Cancer" survivors. Our neighbor down the road, North is a 43 year breast cancer survivor.

If you are up after midnight tonight, see if you can catch the "red moon" (or eclipse).

What is it doing in your neck of the woods?

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1914, April Confession To Killing Neighbor

McAlester, OK - We found this April, 1914 confession to killing neighbor in The Daily Ardmoreite, dated 14 April 1914, as one of the front page headlines: Confesses Killing Neighbor.

McAlester, Okla., April 13 (1914) -- W. G. Smith, farmer, residing two miles south of Hartshorne, surrendered to officers Monday, confessing to having shot and killed A. McCandless, a neighbor, Sunday morning.

McCandless came to Smith's home, Smith says, and attempted to choke Mrs. Smith because she was protecting Mrs. McCandless, who had left her husband. Smith Blew off the top of McCandless' head with a shotgun. Smith was 65. McCandless was 35. Smith was released on $500 bond. View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

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1912 - Kate Barnard In Arizona

Oklahoma - It was in an article published 7 June 1912, in The Daily Ardmoreite, concerning a story of Oklahoma's Guardian Angel, Kate Barnard. The headlines read: Kate Barnard In Arizona.

It seems Miss Kate Barnard, the guardian angel of the orphan children of the state of Oklahoma, was a guest of Mrs. Sims, the prison superintendents wife, in Arizona. While there sojourning to regal her health, which had been shattered by the arduous work in caring for the orphans of her stye, she labored amongst the inmates of the prison for their reformation.

It began on one occasion in Arizona when Miss Barnard took L. V. Eytinge with her to the Catholic church at Florence. No armed guard accompanied her. After attending the church, she returned him tot he prison. The heathen press set up reverberating from Phoenix to Douglas. They heaped slander upon the head of Miss Barnard for attempting a little missionary work in Arizona.

Of course these reports of slander could not hurt the good name of Miss Barnard, for she was known by the great work that she had done from ocean to ocean. All the truly great men and women in America knew and loved Miss Kate Barnard.

In a letter written by J. J. Sanders, he wrote, "The application of the broad and humane principles of Christianity in the treatment of the inmates of the Arizona State Prison, by the present prison officials has caused the unchristian and heathen press of central and southern Arizona to have some very dreadful nightmares. The mere mention of the word reform gives them the creeps, even when applied to the regeneration of the convict. That great and grand moral philosophy for the guidance of the conduct of mankind laid down by the Nazarene has never been accepted by the heathen and unbelievers."

Sanders also stated, "The editors of these papers were all heathens; they had never done a Christian act in their whole lives." View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

1914 - Proposes Home Like Hull House

Oklahoma - Does anyone remember a proposed home in the 1914 time frame that was to be erected by Miss Kate Barnard from profits of oil lease for a home for homeless, friendless women in the territory?

Muskogee, Tulsa and Oklahoma City would be requested by Miss Barnard to submit bids for the home. It was Miss Barnard's intention to have one of the cities donate the land of which the home was to be erected. Did Barnard's Hull House ever get built? Where was it located?

The following article was found in The Daily Ardmoreite, dated 14 April 1914, as one of the front page headlines: Proposes Home Like Hull House.

Oklahoma City, April 13 (1914) -- Erection and maintenance of a home in Oklahoma patterned after Jane Addams' famous Hull-House in Chicago, and which was to become the property of the state at the time of her death. This was the promise made to the state by Kate Barnard, commissioner of charities and corrections, and in consideration of which together with the usual royalties, she has been awarded oil and gas leases on approximately two miles of proven territory in the Cimarron river bed.

The leases were awarded to Miss Barnard by the commissioners of the state land office Monday morning over three competitors, two of whom submitted bids offering the state a greater royalty than was offered by Miss Barnard.

Development on the leases, Miss Barnard says, will begin at the earliest time convenient, and under the terms of her bid the money derived from the operations on the lease will be used for the erection and maintenance of a home for friendless and homeless working girls in Oklahoma.

The territory covered in Miss Barnard's lease is in sections 18 and 19, township 18 north, range 7 east of the Indian meridian, in the famous Cushing field in Creek county.

As soon as blue prints are prepared showing the location of the territory and the possibilities of development it offers, and when the home is erected, Miss Barnard says she would leave for the east, where she will visit some of the most noted philanthropists and charity givers in the country with the view of interesting them in the project.

Muskogee, Tulsa and Oklahoma City would be requested by Miss Barnard to submit bids for the home. It was Miss Barnard's intention, she says, to have one of the cities donate the land of which the home was to be erected. Donations aggregating $3,100 have been made by Oklahoma men interested in the establishment of such an institution.

In Miss Barnard's letter addressed to the commissioners of the land office, and which was made a part of her bid, Miss Barnard said:

"This home will become state property when I have completed my work in same. I have taken out articles of incorporation for this home and have raised $3,100 toward same, and as as son as my term of office expires I shall devote the rest of my life toward making this one of the greatest institutions for God's work in the world. As soon as my buildings are up I shall take blue prints and go east for additional funds. I shall conduct a school of philanthropy to teach the boys and girls of Oklahoma this human service work. The other bidders are asking to take something from the state. I am offering to give a great and needed institution to the state. This institution will be for those same girls whom you have schooled and educated and without which they must become vagabonds on your city streets.

"Therefore the money received from this tract of river bed I hereby give and bequeath to and hold in trust for the benefit of the home for working women and girls not of African descent, who are without means and are homeless and friendless, and I agree that so far as said funds shall permit to maintain a home for these friendless women and girls of the state of Oklahoma.

"I further agree to keep an accurate account of all money received from the sale of oil and gas from said lands and all expenditures made in the erection and maintenance of the said home and failure on my part to expend the same for such purpose, shall of itself cancel and hold for naught my rights obtained hereunder and this lease shall immediately revert to the state." View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Jane Adams' Hull House

Chicago, IL - The Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. It was located in the neat west side of Chicago, Illinois, and opened it doors to recently arrived European immigrants.

Social settlements of this kind began in the 1880s in London in response to problems created by urbanization, industrialization, and immigration. The idea spread to other industrialized countries. Settlement houses typically attracted educated, native born, middle-class and upper-middle class women and men, known as residents, to live and settle in poor urban neighborhoods. Some social settlements were linked to religious institutions. Others, Like Hull house, were secular. By 1900, the US had over 100 settlement houses. By 1911, Chicago had 35.

In the 1890s, the Hull-House was located in the midst of a densely populated urban neighborhood peopled by Italian, Irish, German, Greek, Bohemian, and Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants. During the 1920s, African Americans and Mexicans began to put down roots in the neighborhood and joined the clubs and activities at Hull-House. Jane Addams and the Hull-House residents provided kindergarten and day care facilities for the children of working mothers; an employment bureau; an art gallery; libraries; English and citizenship classes; and theater, music and art classes. As the complex expanded to include thirteen buildings, Hull-House supported more clubs and activities such as a Labor Museum, the Jane Club for single working girls, meeting places for trade union groups, and a wide array of cultural events.

The Hull House residents and their supporters forged a powerful reform movement. Among the projects that they helped launch were the immigrants' Protective League, the Juvenile Protective Association, the first juvenile court in the nation and a Juvenile Psychopathic Clinic. The Illinois legislature enacted protective legislation for women and children in 1893. With the creation of the Federal Children's Bureau in 1912 and the passage of a federal child labor law in 1916, the Hull-House reformers saw their efforts expanded to the national level.

It was in the early years of the twentieth century that Jane Addams become involved in the peace movement. During the first World War, she and other women from belligerent and neutral nations met at the international Congress of Women at the Hague in 1915, attempting to stop the war. Jane Addams maintained her pacifist stance after the United States entered the war in 1917, working to found the Women's Peace Party (WILPF), which became the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1919. As a result of her work, Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe

Catherine Ann "Kate" Barnard (1875-1930)

Oklahoma - Kate Barnard was the first woman to be elected as a state official in Oklahoma, and the United States in 1907. Barnard served as the first Oklahoma Commissioner of Charities and Corrections for two four year terms. Click this link to read more about Catharine "Kate" Barnard, Saint Kate. Also, see information online at this link: A Standard History of Oklahoma: An Authentic Narrative of its Development, Volume 3, by Joseph Bradfield Thoburn.

Kate was born in Geneva, Nebraska, on 23 May 1875, to John P. and Rachel Sheill Barnard. Her mother died when she was two and the family was living in Kansas. Kate was raised by relatives until 1891 when she moved to Newalla, Oklahoma, where her father was living. Kate attended St. Joseph's Academy and over to Oklahoma City in 1895 to become a teacher.

Miss Barnard was involved in aid and charity work in Oklahoma City and was the head of the union-label organization in Oklahoma. She also participated in the Farm Labor meetings of 1906 in Shawnee which drafted the Shawnee Demands that later formed the basis of the soon to be drafted Oklahoma state constitution.

Miss Barnard was a key player in the enactment of the compulsory education laws, state support of poor widows dependent on their children's earnings, and statutes implementing the constitutional ban on child labor.

Miss Barnard was an advocate for working Oklahomans through the work she did in securing legislation aimed at eradicating unsafe working conditions and the blacklist of union members. She was one of the few public officials who dared to cry out against the abuse of Native American children. Barnard relied on her stirring speeches to reach the public and convoke the political powers of the need for increased federal protection of all Five Tribes' members.

Barnard's most important action may have been when she uncovered the abusive treatment of Oklahoma prisoners who were being held in Kansas prisons user contract, which included forced labor in coal mines and torture. Barnard's pressure on Oklahoma's first Governor Charles N. Haskell, resulted in the return of the prisoners to Oklahoma and the construction of the Oklahoma state penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Miss Kate Barnard's political career ended during her second term in office, after she began to advocate on behalf of Indian wards who were being cheated out of their land as a result of grafting. Miss Barnard's work on behalf of Indian children raised the ire of William H. Murray and other prominent Oklahoma businessmen and officials who convinced the state legislature to defund her office. It was in Wilma Mankiller's 1993 book, Mankiller, A Chief and Her People, on page 173 she quotes Barnard:

"I have been compelled to see orphans robbed, starved, and burned for money. I have named the men and accused them and furnished the records and affidavits to convict them, but with no result. I decided long ago that Oklahoma had no citizen who cared whether or not an orphan is robbed or starved or killed - because his dead claim is easier to handle than if he were alive." View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


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