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

Kelsey To-pay PARKER1,2,3,4,6,7,5

20th Jun 18981,2,3,4,5 - 24th Apr 19216

Life History

20th Jun 1898

Born in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.1,2,3,4,5

24th Apr 1921


after 24th Apr 1921

Buried in Cache Kiowa Comanche Apache Intertribal Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma.6


  • 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 reported in the 1911census as a 12 year old, in the household of his mother]
    B. Ghee [Chee] Parker died when a young child.
    C. Infant that died. [Culberson]
    D. Infant that died. [Goverson]
    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

    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, 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 12 [b abt 1898] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/OKComanche/OK 3/4 blood [no language rpt]

    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.

    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

    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

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Kelsey To Pay Parker
    Residence Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma, Farmer
    Birth Date 20 Jun 1898
    Race: Indian (Native American)
    Contact (Mother) Topay, Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Medium Height, Slender, Brown Eyes and Hair
    Registered Lawton, Oklahoma, 12 September 1918

    Kelsey Topay Parker
    Birth 1899
    Death Apr. 24, 1921
    Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Topay (1870 - 1963)
    Burial Cache Kiowa Comanche Apache Intertribal Cemetery, ComancheCounty, Oklahoma
    Created by Cokeman2 Mar 14, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #49707514,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49707514


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