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Early Jewish Pioneers of Ardmore, Ada, and Lehigh in South Central, Oklahoma

Early Jewish Pioneer Settlers in Towns of South Central, Oklahoma Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmore was the first Jewish Community in state – formally organized in 1890. Temple Emeth functioned between 1907 and 2004. Sam Daube was born in Germany in 1859 in Germany. He came to the United States in 1877,

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Early Jewish Pioneers of Lawton, Apache, and Carnegie in Southwest, Oklahoma

Early Jewish Settlers in the Towns of Southwest, Oklahoma Lawton, Oklahoma Harris Handverker arrived, in 1901, to start a Department store. His son,  Morris Handverker  joined the business later. Apache, Oklahoma The Levite family opened the Handy Corner General Store to trade with the Indians, in 1903. The

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Early Jewish Pioneers of Ponca City, Tonkawa, Pawhuska, Perry, and Blackwell in North Central Oklahoma

Early Jewish Settlers in Towns of North Central Oklahoma Ponca City, Oklahoma In the 1920’s, Morris Keiser, a geophycist, worked for Marland Refining and for L. H. Wentz. Ponca City had a Reform congregation, Temple Emanuel Tonkawa, Oklahoma Morris and Sophie Schonwald were early settlers. Pawhuska, Oklahoma

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Early Jewish Pioneers of Bristow, Norman, Stillwater, Purcell, Tecumseh & Seminole in Central Oklahoma

Early Jewish Settlers in Towns of Central Oklahoma Bristow, Oklahoma Louis Loeffler was the Legal Counselor for Belmont Oil and the Hughes Drilling Co. Norman, Oklahoma Home of the University of Oklahoma In 1916,  Nathan Court – Professor in Math Department of the University. In 1921, Benjamin

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Early Jewish Pioneers of McAlester, Hartshorne & Wilburton, Oklahoma

A combined Jewish community was formed from these three neighboring towns in Southeast Oklahoma. Early Jewish Settlers In 1895, Sam Wolf opened the New York Store in Hartshorne. Later, his wife and brother-in-law, Jacob Epstein, ran it.   In 1895, Abbie Wolf of McAlester owned the Globe

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Early Jewish Pioneers of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Early Pioneer Jewish Settlers of Tulsa, Oklahoma In 1902, the first Jews arrived in Tulsa – mostly Latvians. Simon Jankowsky opened his Palace Clothier in 1904 and stayed in business until 1943. Sylva Goldman – businessman. Leo Meyer – tax auditor and former Secretary of State. The Aaronsons, Julius

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