Schools in Seminole County, Oklahoma

Mekasukey Academy

Source:  The Seminole Nation History and History of Tidmore

Mekasukey Academy was built in 1891 for the education of Creek and Seminole boys. The school was an imposing looking structure, the show place of the area. It was four stories high and, unlike most public buildings, had electricity, steam heat, and indoor plumbing, with water piped from a nearby spring.  The school had a staff of 20, and though it could accommodate up to 100 students, enrollment was usually kept between 80-90. The school was almost self-sufficient. Students raised meat, vegetables, and dairy products. Since it was a boarding school, all the teachers and employees lived on campus.  Teachers were supposed to speak only English, and children were not allowed to speak Seminole during the nine month school term.  Mrs. Ada Oliver Sullivan was a teacher at Mekasukey Academy from 1918 to 1927  The Academy was closed in 1930, then later burned and was torn down.  Mekasukey Academy was added to the Register of Historic Places on 3-March-1974

Pupils enrolled in Mekasukey Academy during fiscal year 1920

Name

Tribe

Post Office

County

Brown, Roy

Seminole

 Seminole

Seminole

Buck, Marchie

"

 Wewoka

 "

Bemo, Willie

"

"

"

Camp, Willie

"

Seminole

"

Camp, Cheparney

"

"

'

Camp, Sawnee

"

"

"

Chupco, Jimmie

"

Wetumka

Hughes

Coker, Garfield

"

Earlsboro

Pottawatomie

Coker, Taomas

"

"

"

Coon, Bennie

"

Konawa

Seminole

Cundalee, Thomas

"

Hazel

"

Cundalee, Charley

"

"

"

Cunny, Semmer

"

Sasakwa

"

Carpitche, Arthur

"

"

"

Carpitche, Osco

"

"

"

Factor, Joe

"

Wewoka

"

Factor, John

"

"

"

Fife, Archie

"

Seminole

"

Fife, Jimmie

"

"

"

Fixico, John

'

'

'

Foster, Sam

"

"

"

Harjo, Willie

"

"

"

Harjo, Hully

"

"

"

Harjo, Wilson

"

"

"

Harjo, Tillman

"

Maud

"

Harjo, Lee

"

Wewoka

"

Harjo, Jack

"

"

"

Harjo, Jimmie

"

Maud

"

Harjo, Floyd

"

"

"

Harjo, Felix

"

Konawa

"

Harjo, Charley

"

Sasakwa

"

Harjo, Babe

"

"

"

Johnson, Sammie

"

Wewoka

"

Johnson, Porter

"

"

"

Johnson, George

"

Wetumka

Hughes

Jones, Isaac

"

Maud

Seminole

Jones, Joseph

"

"

"

Joseph, Willie

"

Seminole

"

Jones, William

"

"

"

Jones, Thomas

"

"

"

Kernall, Benjamin

"

Maud

"

Kernall, Bona

"

"

"

Larney, Bunnie

"

Wewoka

"

Lindsey, Nosh

"

"

"

Lindsey, Willie

"

"

"

Long, Oscar

"

Maud

"

Miller, Homer

"

Seminole

"

Miller, Legue

"

"

"

Miller, Alex

"

"

"

Miller, Edna

"

"

"

Miller, Jeffie

"

Maud

"

Miller, Thomas

"

"

"

Morgan, Benjamin

"

Holdenville

Hughes

Ponkella, Toney

"

Seminole

Seminole

Ripley, Jimmie

"

"

"

Ripley, Sammie

"

"

"

Robertsom, Marvin

"

Maud

"

Sharp, Houston

"

Seminole

"

Spraker, Eli

"

"

"

Stevens, Willie

"

Wewoka

"

Tanyan, Novimger

"

Seminole

"

Tabe, Arthur

"

Sasakwa

"

Tiger, Anderson

"

Seminole

"

Tiger, Edmond

"

"

"

Tiger, Ishmael

"

"

"

Tiger, Willie

"

"

"

Tiger, Louis

"

"

"

Tiger, William

"

"

"

Walker, Mose

"

"

"

Walker, Dave

"

"

"

Yarma, Johnson

"

Seminole

"

Yeager, James

"

"

"

Yeager, Joseph

"

"

"

Yeager, William

"

"

"

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