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 Rebecca <I>Stiefel</I> Kahn

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Rebecca Stiefel Kahn

Birth
Death
4 Feb 1958 (aged 83)
Burial
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID
25457430 View Source

W/O Julius Kahn

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Early Day Humanitarian

Mrs. Rebecca Stiefel Kahn (1874-1958) was a pacesetter in her lifetime. No Civic program was too great that she was not able to find a way to answer a need. In an era when women's lib was unknown, she was recognized for her idealistic views and independent thinking. Her original ideas and ability to organize was akin to a creative performance. Many of Ardmore's benevolent activities were further nurtured, directed and sustained by her personally.

For example, before 1900, she helped establish and became the first president of the Ardmore Benevolent Society. This was the first charitable group to be organized in Ardmore. Afterwards, in 1903, she founded the Jewish Ladies Aid Society of Temple Emeth. This group of ladies valued her ability so much that she served as their president for 20 years. This group worked with and for all people needing help regardless of race, color or creed.

Likewise, her guiding spirit instituted the Sunshine Ward for the Hardy Sanitarium. The Lion's Club responded to her plea and gave financial support to this project. As a result, for 6 years needy children, women and men received free medical attention when admitted to this ward.

Later, she made provisions for the Rebecca Kahn Home for the homeless, located on the corner of C Street Southwest and old 10th Avenue Southwest (now Myall Street). It was an everyday occurrence for her to feed from 4 to 7 families daily in her community. In addition, many people were fed in her home every day. No one was ever given a back door hand out at her home. Instead, they were invited into the house and fed at the table. Many times members of the family join them around a table for not only food, but conversation.

Furthermore, during the chaotic 30s she was the force behind the Milk and Ice Fund for the needy. She personally solicited donations from many Ardmore people, whereby those items were made available for the poor and unfortunate.

In addition, she was the first chairman of the Carter County Tuberculosis Association. This organization awarded her a gold pin for her many years of devoted service.

On February 4, 1958 this thoughtful woman passed away. She had lived a full and useful life for 83 years. Harvey Funeral Home directed the service, and she was laid to rest by her husband in the Mount Zion Cemetery. -Indian Territory and Carter County Pioneers book 1982

Picture of Mrs. Julius H. Kahn

W/O Julius Kahn

~
Early Day Humanitarian

Mrs. Rebecca Stiefel Kahn (1874-1958) was a pacesetter in her lifetime. No Civic program was too great that she was not able to find a way to answer a need. In an era when women's lib was unknown, she was recognized for her idealistic views and independent thinking. Her original ideas and ability to organize was akin to a creative performance. Many of Ardmore's benevolent activities were further nurtured, directed and sustained by her personally.

For example, before 1900, she helped establish and became the first president of the Ardmore Benevolent Society. This was the first charitable group to be organized in Ardmore. Afterwards, in 1903, she founded the Jewish Ladies Aid Society of Temple Emeth. This group of ladies valued her ability so much that she served as their president for 20 years. This group worked with and for all people needing help regardless of race, color or creed.

Likewise, her guiding spirit instituted the Sunshine Ward for the Hardy Sanitarium. The Lion's Club responded to her plea and gave financial support to this project. As a result, for 6 years needy children, women and men received free medical attention when admitted to this ward.

Later, she made provisions for the Rebecca Kahn Home for the homeless, located on the corner of C Street Southwest and old 10th Avenue Southwest (now Myall Street). It was an everyday occurrence for her to feed from 4 to 7 families daily in her community. In addition, many people were fed in her home every day. No one was ever given a back door hand out at her home. Instead, they were invited into the house and fed at the table. Many times members of the family join them around a table for not only food, but conversation.

Furthermore, during the chaotic 30s she was the force behind the Milk and Ice Fund for the needy. She personally solicited donations from many Ardmore people, whereby those items were made available for the poor and unfortunate.

In addition, she was the first chairman of the Carter County Tuberculosis Association. This organization awarded her a gold pin for her many years of devoted service.

On February 4, 1958 this thoughtful woman passed away. She had lived a full and useful life for 83 years. Harvey Funeral Home directed the service, and she was laid to rest by her husband in the Mount Zion Cemetery. -Indian Territory and Carter County Pioneers book 1982

Picture of Mrs. Julius H. Kahn

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