Quanah PARKER Cynthia Ann Nau-Nocca PARKER We-rah-re Weyodee PARKER Wanada Woon-ar-dy PARKER Mary Pbutsi Pache PARKER Alice Tope-se-up PARKER Mini tree diagram
Weck-e-ah Yellow BEAR

Weck-e-ah Yellow BEAR1,2,1,3,5,4

about 18591,2,3,4 - 16th May 19231,1

Life History

about 1859

Born in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4

1873

Birth of daughter Cynthia Ann Nau-Nocca PARKER in Adobe Wells, Hutchinson, Texas.1,1,6,7,8,9,10

about 1878

Married Quanah PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.2

1880

Birth of daughter We-rah-re Weyodee PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.1,2,1,3

about 1887

Birth of daughter Wanada Woon-ar-dy PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.1,3,1,11,12

15th Apr 1890

Birth of daughter Mary Pbutsi Pache PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.3,1,1

4th Jan 1894

Birth of daughter Alice Tope-se-up PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.1,1,2,3

23rd Feb 1911

Death of Quanah PARKER in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.13,14,15

16th May 1923

Died in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,1

after 16th May 1923

Buried in Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma.1

Notes

  • The first wife was Wec-Keah.
    Children:
    A. Nau-Nocca (1873-1947), married Emmett Cox (1852-1927). Elevenchildren were born to this union, five of whom died when very young.
    B. Weyodi (variously known as: Wer-Yoh-Ti or Werare) (b.1879) marriedLouis Tamahkera (b. 1879).
    C. Woonardy (Wanada) married Harzy Page. No children. She attendedCarlisle College in Pennsylvania and attended President TheodoreRoosevelt's Inauguration with her father.
    D. Mary Pbutsi Pooche married Edward Hatch Clark.
    E. Topseup "Alice" married Earl Purdy (b. 1878). One son died ininfancy. She raised a niece, Bobby Clark Bradley.
    --   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 1900 the Comanche tribe and other tribes whose land was in OklahomaTerritory were enumerated in the US census of that territory.  Theenumerator has reported Quanah's and his parents' birth state asTexas, yet for all the children still at home, Tope se up, Honnnie,Laura and Kelsey, he has reported their father as born in OklahomaTerritory.

    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

    Next in the list is Weck-e-ah's daughter We-ra-ra or Weyodeewith herhusband Tah-ma-ke-ra.  In this record we find that the enumerator hasreported the number of children born and living on the line for herhusband Tah ma ke ra instead of We rah ra.

    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 11 June, Apache, Kiowa &Comanche Reservation, District 12, page 74A, Hse #744, Fam #749
    Tah ma ke ra Head Ind M 1876 24 Married 5 yrs 2 children/2 livingOklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Horse Herd [No rpt of ownership] ComancheComanche Comanche
    We rah ra Wife Ind F 1880 20 Married 5 yrs no children rpt OklaTerrOklaTerr OklaTerr  Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Tah ma ke ra, Samuel Son Ind M 1896 4 OklaTerr OklaTerrOklaTerrComanche Comanche Comanche
    Tah ma ke ra, Saphio Dau Ind F 1898 2 Single OklaTerr OklaTerrOklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche

    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 Weck-e-ah      Female Mother age 46
    Ind Name Pache Eng Name Mary Parker Female Daughter age 14
    Ind Name Tope-se-up   Female Daughter age 12
    Ind Name Woon-ar-dy Eng Name Woon-ar-dy Parker Female Daughter age 22

    Quanah died in 1911.  Most of his family is still listed together invaroius households on two pages of the 1911 and 1914 census.  Weck eah is listed as a single individual in her household.
    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 1862] Roll #6
    18 A-er-wuth-take-um   45 [b abt 1862] F
    19 Mary Taum-mer-ra-da  Female Dau 9 [b abt 1909]

    20 Tit tah (Thomas Parker)  19 M Roll #6 1/2
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    1914 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 1 July, KiowaAgency, Comanche Tribe, Page 1
    To nar sy Family 1 b 1864 F

    Laura Parker Birdsong (Ne dah) Family 1.5 Head b 1882 F
    Anona A Birdsong Dau b 1882 F

    Weck e ah Family 2  b 1859 F
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    The following memorial on Find a Grave also includes an obituary.

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    Weckeah Parker
    Death May 16, 1923
    age 67 years [b abt 1856]

    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    The following obituary was sent by Lisa Stalnaker (#46893021):

    Wellington Leader
    Friday, June 8, 1923, Wellington, Texas
    Page 12, Brief Texas News
    "Wife of Chief Quanah Parker Dies  --  Mrs. Weckeah Parker, wife ofthe former great chief of the Comanche Indians, Quanah Parker, forwhom the town of Quanah, Texas, was named, died at Lawton, Okla., May16, at the home of Mrs. E. H. Clark, one of her daughters. Mrs. Parkerleaves five daughters, twenty grandchildren and eightgreat-grandchildren."
    Source: newspaperarchives.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Spouse Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Children:
    Cynthia Ann Parker Cox (1873 - 1946)
    Weyodee Parker Tahmahkera (1880 - 1965)
    Wanada Parker Page (1887 - 1970)
    Mary Pache Parker Clark (1890 - 1952)
    Alice Parker Purdy (1894 - 1971)

    Burial Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

    Created by Trapper John Feb 12, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #65563283,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65563283
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Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
    • 11 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 12, page 74A,
  • 3. 1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Page 22
  • 4. 1911 Indian Census Rolls, Kiowa Comanche and Apache Tribes, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 20
  • 5. Parker Heritage Website
  • 6. 1896 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma Territory
    • 30 June, Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands, Page 48
  • 7. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 14 May Zella Township, District 67, Indian Population, page 13B, Hse
  • 8. 1920 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 27 January, Zella Township, District 141, page 3B, Hse #36, Fam #54
  • 9. 1926 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • no date, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 35
  • 10. 1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 10 April, Lawton Township, District 16-24, page 6A, Hse #87, Fam #88
  • 11. 1940 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 12 April, Lawton, District 16-22, Page 7B, Hse #129, Owns $75
  • 12. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 11 May, Zella Township, District 679, Page 13A, Hse #240, Fam #244
  • 13. Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • 14. Encyclopedia.com
  • 15. U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
    • Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2012;

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