Archives for: March 2010

Tulsa Hall of Fame 1995 Inductees

  • Thomas Gilcrease

    Rooted in nature, self-educated in Western classics, appreciative of Native American mysticism and wise in the ways of the oil business; these are just of few of the qualities attributed to the paradox known as Thomas Gilcrease. Born in Louisiana in 1890, Mr. Gilcrease was brought by his parents to the Creek Nation only a… [Read On]

  • Ruth G. Hardman

    An active mind matched with boundless energy are the hallmarks of Ruth G. Hardman. As a “hands-on” volunteer, board member or patron, these qualities have allowed Mrs. Hardman to have a dynamic influence on the development of Tulsa. The daughter of John W. and Vera Chapman Gilliland, Mrs. Hardman was born in Holdenville. The family’s… [Read On]

  • Ed Lacy

    While the roar of the crowd and the love of the game have their appeal, for Coach Ed Lacy, education is the ultimate goal. Born in Dallas, Mr. Lacy came to Tulsa at age three. His dedication to athletics began by watching Booker T. Washington football practices while still in grade school. Although he was… [Read On]

  • John Mabee

    Eulogized upon his death as “Oklahoma’s Mr. Philanthropy,” John Mabee and his wife, Lottie Jane, arrived in their adopted state in 1907. Coming via Texas, where Mr. Mabee worked in a meat packing plant and waited on tables in a hotel, the Missouri natives homesteaded 160 acres in what is now Cotton County. As a… [Read On]

  • Maurice De Vinna

    Before there was an Oklahoma, there was Maurice De Vinna; his birthdate coming several months before statehood. This is quite fitting, as Mr. De Vinna embodies what is best about his native state. Mr. De Vinna, whose family tree includes branches of prominent pioneer families, attended Phillips Exeter Academy (but, in true Tulsa fashion was… [Read On]