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

Jewish Pioneers of Ardmore, Ada, and Lehigh in South Central, Oklahoma Ardmore Ardmore had the first Jewish Community in the Oklahoma Territory, formally organized in 1890. Sam Daube was born in Germany in 1859 in Germany. He came to the United States in 1877, first working in New York City

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

Jewish Pioneers of Lawton, Apache, and Carnegie Lawton Harris Handverker arrived in 1901 to start a Department store. His son, Morris Handverker, later joined the business. Apache   In 1903, the Levite family opened the Handy Corner General Store to trade with the Indians.   The Lowenstein family established

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

Jewish Pioneers of Ponca City, Tonkawa, Pawhuska, Perry, and Blackwell Ponca City   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   Morris and Sophie Schonwald were early settlers of

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

Jewish Pioneers of Bristow, Norman, Stillwater, Purcell, Tecumseh & Seminole Bristow   Louis Loeffler was the Legal Counselor for Belmont Oil and the Hughes Drilling Co. Norman   In 1916, Nathan Court was a professor in the Math Department of the University of Oklahoma.   In 1921, Benjamin Botkin was a

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Early Jewish Pioneers of McAlester, Hartshorne & Wilburton, Oklahoma

Jewish Pioneers of McAlester, Hartshorne & Wilburton, Oklahoma In 1895, Sam Wolf opened the New York Store in Hartshorne. The store was later run by his wife and brother-in-law, Jacob Epstein.   In 1895, Abbie Wolf of McAlester owned the Globe Department Store. He lived with his three sisters

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Early Jewish Pioneers of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jewish Pioneers of Tulsa, Oklahoma   In 1902, the first Jews arrived in Tulsa, mostly Latvians.   Simon Jankowsky opened Palace Clothier in 1904 and stayed in business until 1943.   Sylva Goldman was an early businessman.   Leo Meyer was the state’s Secretary of State (1907-1911) and State Auditor (1911-1913).

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