Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


1913 to 1922

Oklahoma Baptist Orphans' Home

Orphans' Home

The corporate name of the Home was "The Oklahoma and Indian Territory Baptist Orphans’ Home."
 In 1917, the Board of Trustees authorized the transfer of the property to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. A deed was executed and filed in Oklahoma County. The Home then became known as Oklahoma Baptist Orphans’ Home.

Tragedy struck on January 17, 1920. Some children were cleaning stains out of clothing with gasoline, when Thomas Bain struck a match near the laundry. Thomas escaped with injuries from the explosion, but Lois Abbott, 16, was fatally burned.

She was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park in the lot next to the Home. Thirteen other children are buried at Rose Hill in a plot that belongs to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.

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