Quanah PARKER Kelsey To-pay PARKER Culbertson PARKER Goverson PARKER Chee PARKER Lena PARKER Mini tree diagram
TO-PAY

TO-PAY1,2,3,4,6,1,7,5

18791,2,3,4,1,5 - 19th Nov 19631

Life History

1879

Born in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.1,2,3,4,1,5

about 1894

Married Quanah PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.2

20th Jun 1898

Birth of son Kelsey To-pay PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.2,4,3,6,5

about 1904

Birth of son Culbertson PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.3

between 1905 and 1910

Birth of son Goverson PARKER.4,1

between 1905 and 1910

Death of son Goverson PARKER in 1910 census says Topay has had 4 children, only 2 living, Kelsey and Chee named.  So Culberson and one other have died..4,1

about 1908

Birth of son Chee PARKER in Comanche County, Oklahoma.4,1,5

after 1910

Death of daughter Lena PARKER.1

before 1910

Death of son Culbertson PARKER in Comanche County, Oklahoma

after May 1910

Birth of daughter Lena PARKER.1

23rd Feb 1911

Death of Quanah PARKER in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.8,9,10

20th Jul 1916

Death of son Chee PARKER.1

24th Apr 1921

Death of son Kelsey To-pay PARKER.1

19th Nov 1963

Died in Comanche County, Oklahoma.1

after 19th Nov 1963

Buried in Cache Kiowa Comanche Apache Intertribal Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma.1

Notes

  • VI. The sixth wife was Toe-Pay (b. c. 1866) the last surviving wife(d. after 1956).
    A. Kelsey Parker died when a young child.  [He was rerported in the1911 census as age 12 with his mother Topay]
    B. Ghee Parker died when a young child.
    C. Infant that died. D. Infant that died.
    VII. The seventh wife was Tonarcy, who bore Quanah no children. Shewas also known as To-Nas-Sah (Too Nicey).
    --  Parker Heritage,http://www.parkerheritage.com/forum/topics/quanah-parkers-wives-and?groupUrl=quanahparkerfamilyhistory&groupId=2004583%3AGroup%3A8614&id=2004583%3ATopic%3A9139&page=3

    In the 1900 US census of Oklahoma Territory, To-pay was enumeratedalong with 4 other wives of Quanah Parker.  Note that the father ofher son Kelsy, as well as the other two children in this list, isreported as born in Texas, but Quanah was reported as born in Texas.Quanah is definitely their father, so this is an enumerator error.

    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 11 June, Apache, Kiowa &Comanche Reservation, District 12, page 74A, Hse #744, Fam #749
    Parker, Quanah Head Ind M 1852 48 Married 24 yrs TX TX TX Farmer OwnsComanche Father Comanche Mother Comanche 1/2 White
    Parker, To nar sy  Wife Ind M 1865 35 Married 24 yrs 1 children/-living OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Wick e ah  Old Wife Ind F 1860 40 Married 22 yrs 4 children/-living OklaTerr TX OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Tope se up  Dau Ind F 1894 6 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerrComanche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White
    Parker, Ho pah rah  Mother-in-law W F 1810 90 Widow OklaTerr Unk UnkComanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Chony Wife Ind F 1863 37 Married 24 yrs 4 children/2 livingOklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Honnie  Dau Ind F 1892 8 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerrComanche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White
    Parker, Mah Che to Wook Ki Wife Ind F 1862 38 Married 18 yrs 3children/2 living OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche ComancheComanche
    Parker, Laura [Matches Bessie in other lists] Dau Ind F 1895 5 SingleOklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Topay Wife Ind F 1879 21 Married 6 yrs 1 children/1 livingOklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Kelsy Son W F [sic] 1 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerrComanche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White

    In the 1905 Comanche Census, To-pay is listed among the wives andchildren of Quanah Parker.  In this listing Quanah is first with hiswife To-nar-cy, then other wives follow with their children listedwith them.  To-pay is the youngest wife.

    1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 30 June, KiowaAgency, Comanche Tribe, Page 22
    Ind Name Quanah Eng Name Quanah Parker Male Husband age 64
    Ind Name To-nar-cy      Female Wife age 41
    Eng Name Esther Parker Female  age 18

    Ind Name To-pay         Female Mother age 27
    Eng Name Kelsey Parker Male Son age 7
    Eng Name Culberson Parker Male Son age 1

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 17 May, QuanahTownship, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 29, page 20A,Hse/Fam #7
    Parker, Quanah Head M Ind 60 [b abt 1850] Marriage 2 Married unk yrsComanche/OK Comanche/US White/TX 1/2 blood Farmer/Asst to Kiowa AgencyEnglish mother tongue Owns
    Parker, Tonarcy Wife F Ind 45 [b abt 1865] Marriage 1 Married unk yrs1 child/0 living Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Full bloodComanche mother tongue
    Parker, Topay Wife F Ind 38 [b abt 1872] Marriage 1 Married unk yrs 4children/2 living Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Full bloodComanche mother tongue
    Parker, Kelsey Son M Ind 12 [b abt 1898] Single Comanche/OKComanche/OK Comanche/OK 3/4 blood English mother tongue
    Parker, Chee Son M Ind 2 [b abt 1908] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/OKComanche/OK 3/4 blood [no language rpt]
    Acofty  Bro-in-law M Ind 60 [b abt 1850] Widowed Comanche/OKComanche/Unk Comanche/Unk Full blood Married 4 times Comanche mothertongue
    Wah woom ah yetahy Mother-in-law F Ind 70 [b abt 1840] WidowComanche/OK Comanche/Unk Comanche/Unk Full blood Married 4 timesComanche mother tongue
    Sah wan pe tipe Niece F Ind 13 [b abt 1897] Single Comanche/OKComanche/OK Comanche/OK Full blood English mother tongue

    Quanah's record reports this is his 2nd marriage.  The 1900 censusreports that he had been married to Tonarcy 24 years, to Weck-e-ah 22years.  But Cynthia Ann, the daughter of Weck-e-ah, is reported to beQuanah's first child.  I do not have a confirmed name for Tonarcy'sone child.  This 1910 census tells us her child has died.

    The census reports that To-pay has had 4 children and 2 are living.We have the name of Culberson born in 1904, but I have not discoveredthe name of the other child who died.

    Quanah died in 1911.  In the census that year, several of his wivesand children show up in their own households.  We see here the mixedusage of English and Comanche names with individual family members.

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    1911 Indian Census Rolls, Kiowa Comanche and Apache Tribes, Oklahoma,30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 20

    1 To narcy 46 [b abt 1864] F Roll #1

    2 Laura Parker Birdsong (Nedah) Head 28 [b abt 1862] F Roll #1 1/2
    3 Anona A Birdsong Dau 6 [b abt 1905] F

    4 Weck e ah 51 [b abt 1860] F

    5 Ta too ah rup (Baldwin Parker)  Head 23 M [b abt 1888] Roll #3 1/2
    6 Tab bo noid (Nora Goot se que tah) Wife 25 [b abt 1886] F
    7 Ollie Parker Dau 5 [b abt 1906] F
    8 Elmer Parker Son 3 [b abt 1908] M

    9 Mah cheet to wook ky Head 49 [b abt 1862] F Roll #4

    10 Mah cheet to wook ky Bessie (Parker) Head 23 [b abt 1888] M Roll #41/2
    11 Theadore Ase nap Son [no age rptd] M

    12 Mah cheet to wook ky (White Parker) Head 33 [b abt 1878] M Roll #41/2
    13 Bertha Parker Dau 12 [b abt 1898] M

    14 To pay Head 32 [b abt 1879] F Roll #5
    15 Kelsey To pay (Parker) Son 12 [b abt 1898] M
    16 Chee Parker Son 4 [b abt 1907] M

    17 Taum-mer-ra-da (Sidney Mah seet)  Head 45 M [b abt 1866] Roll #6
    18 A-er-wuth-take-um   45 [b abt 1866, grave is 1853] F
    19 Mary Taum-mer-ra-da  Female Dau 15 [b abt 1896]

    20 Tit tah (Thomas Parker)  19 M Roll #6 1/2
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    In the 1914 census several of his wives are listed with osme of thechildren.  Topay's son Kelsey is nowreported 16 years old (cf 12 in1911) and Chee is 7 (cf 4 in 1911).

    1914 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 1 July, KiowaAgency, Comanche Tribe, Page 1
    To-pay 5 Head 1878 F
    Kelsey To pay (Parker) Son 1898 F
    Chee Parker Son 1907 M

    Topay
    Birth 1870
    Death Nov. 19, 1963
    Spouse Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Children:
    Goverson Parker
    Lena Parker
    Kelsey Topay Parker (1899 - 1921)
    Burial Cache Kiowa Comanche Apache Intertribal Cemetery, ComancheCounty, Oklahoma
    Created by Cokeman2 Mar 14, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #49707468,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49707468

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