Quanah PARKER Laura Ne-dah PARKER Esther Sunrise PARKER Len Nehio PARKER Thomas Tit-tah PARKER Sidney Taum-mer-ra-da MAH-SEET Mary TAUM-MER-RA-DA Josephine MAH-SEET Dyson MAH-SEET Albert Pochin KOSECHATA Mini tree diagram


18531,2,1,3 - 1st Jun 19481,1

Life History


Born in Comancheria, Chickasaw Nation.1,2,1,3

about 1881

Married Quanah PARKER

about 1882

Birth of daughter Laura Ne-dah PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.5,2,6,3

about 1887

Birth of daughter Esther Sunrise PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.2

Oct 1890

Birth of son Len Nehio PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.7,8,9,10,1,2,11,12

Mar 1893

Birth of son Thomas Tit-tah PARKER in near Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,10,2,13,14,3

about 1895

Married Sidney Taum-mer-ra-da MAH-SEET in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.2

about 1896

Birth of daughter Mary TAUM-MER-RA-DA in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.2,3

about 1901

Birth of daughter Josephine MAH-SEET in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.2

before 1905

Divorced from Quanah PARKER in Based on age of first child with second husband, Mary Taum-mer-ra-da.  Mary was age 9 in 1905, thus born about 1896.2

about Jan 1905

Birth of son Dyson MAH-SEET in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.2

23rd Feb 1911

Death of Quanah PARKER in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.15,16,17

14th Oct 1941

Death of Albert Pochin KOSECHATA.1

before 1948

Death of Sidney Taum-mer-ra-da MAH-SEET in Oklahoma

1st Jun 1948

Died in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,1

2nd Jun 1948

Buried in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma.1

Other facts


Married Albert Pochin KOSECHATA


  • The Comanche names are spelled in some genealogies, histories andother pieces as one word as in English names.  Others use thehyphenated pattern that distinguishes the individual words in thephrases that make up most Comanche names.  Different formats of thehyphenation are also found in the various sources, including that ofA-er-with-take-um.

    I have followed the hyphenated Comanche format generally found in theComanche censuses.  This is not totally consistent, but I havefollowed the 1905 census, which reports almost all members of QuanahParker's family (lacking one wife and some of the older children).Similar spellings are found in the other Comanche Roll and US Censusrecords.  Some additional names are found in other sources.   Wherethe hyphenated form is found, this is used in the primary name here.

    The fourth wife was Ah-Uh-Wuth-Takum.
    A. Laura Needa Parker attended Carlisle College in Pennsylvania andmarried A. C. Birdsong.
    B. Esther Parker married Charlie Sunrise.
    C. Len Parker married [no wife name given].
    D. Tom Parker married. He has several children (probably 4) andgrandchildren.
    --  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 Quanah's sons with A-er-wuth-take-um are in a mission schoolon the reservation.  The enumerator has reported Lenn and both hisparents as Kiowas, but has it right for Thomas.  I have not foundA-er-wuth-take-um in the 1900 census, nor in the 1905 Comanchecensus., which has all the other wives and some children.

    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 1 June, Apache, Kiowa &Comanche Reservation, District 25, page 29B, Methvin Institute MissionSchool
    Parker, Lenn Pupil Ind M Oct 1890 9 OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr HorseHerd [No rpt of ownership] Kiowa Father Kiowa Mother Kiowa [Should allbe Comanche]
    Parker, Thomas Pupil Ind M Mar 1893 6 OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerrComanche Comanche Comanche

    1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 30 June, KiowaAgency, Comanche Tribe, Page 22
    Taum-mer-ra-da       Eng Name Sidney Mah-seet  Male Husband 36
    A-er-wuth-take-um   Female wife 41
    Ne-hio                  Eng Name Len Parker  Male Stepson 15
    Tit-tah                 Eng Name Thomas Parker  Male Stepson 13
    Eng Name Mary Taum-mer-ra-da  Female Dau 9
    Eng Name Josephine Taum-mer-ra-da  Female Dau 4
    Eng Name Dyson Mah-seet Male Son 1/4

    In 1911, only Mary remains in the household.

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

    In 1914, no children are enumerated in their household.A-er-wuth-take-um's daughter Mary is enumerated next door as aseparate household.

    1914 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 1 July, KiowaAgency, Comanche Tribe, Page 1
    Taum-mer-ra-da (Sidney Mah-seet)  6 Head 1878 F
    A-er-wuth-take-um Wife 1864 F

    Mary Taum-mer-ra-da  6-1/3  1895 F

    Takewm "Aer-Wuth-Tak-Um" Aerwuth
    Birth 1853 Oklahoma
    Death Jun. 1, 1948 Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

    The Lawton Constitution
    Wednesday, June 2, 1948, front page

    Rites Are Held for Aged Indian

    Aer-wuth-tak-um, second wife of Quanah Parker, last great chief of theComanche tribe, and one of the last full-blood Comanche Indians, diedat a local hospital about 11 a.m. Tuesday following a brief illness.She was over 95.

    Funeral services were conducted at the St. Patrick's Catholic missionthis morning as large numbers of relatives and friends paid finalrespects to the widely-known Indian woman.

    Father Girard, pastor, officiated at the rites, celebrating high mass.

    Born in the old Oklahoma Territory, Aer-wuth-tak-um had four childrenby Quanah Parker, three of whom survive her. They are Tom Parker andLynn Parker, of south of Apache, and a daughter, Mrs. Neda Birdsong ofCache. A second daughter, Esther Sunrise, preceded her in death.

    Other survivors include 32 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildrenand two great-great-grandchildren.

    Aer-wuth-tak-um lived about a half mile north of Apache for about 50years, after moving from the Cache area shortly before the openinghere.

    In addition to the Comanche chieftain, she had two other husbands,Sidney Mahseet, and Pochin, both now dead.

    Burial was in the Anadarko cemetery under the direction of the SmithFuneral home of Apache."

    From the records I've looked at Aerwuthtakum's name is also given asAh-uh-wuth-takum. She married secondly to Taum-mer-ra-da, aka SidneyMahseet (I've never been able to find a burial listing for him in anyof the indexes and databases I use). She married thirdly to AlbertKosechat, memorial #52122254. I think Albert is the one identified asPochin in her obit.
    --  Information provided by Lisa Stalnaker.

    [Notes by OBJ:  In the 1905 Comanche census, Quanah's whole family whoare still living with him or around him, with all his wives, areenumerated in a sequence on one page.  In this list, A-er-wuth-take-umis listed with her sons Len and Thomas and two younger daughters andone younger son.  But here her husband is already Sidney Mahseet,while Quanah is still alive, reported as the first in the list, withhis wife To-nar-cy as a family unit.  (See 1905 census transcriptionbelow.)  The two sons Len and Thomas are reported as Stepsons,apparently meaning Stepsons of the husband, Sidney.  So how did shemarry Sidney while Quanah was still alive, and in the samefamily-village group with Quanah?  It was my understanding that mencould have multiple wives but women did not have multiple husbands.Maybe this was not a firm rule?]

    Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Albert Kosechata (1867 - 1941)

    Esther Parker Tabbyyetchy (____ - 1919)
    Neda P. Parker Birdsong (1877 - 1968)
    Len Parker (1888 - 1960)
    Thomas Parker (1889 - 1975)

    Burial Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma

    Created by Cokeman2 May 05, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 52037110,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52037110

    The above obituary, included in the memorial on Find a Grave,incorrectly reports that she was born in Oklahoma Territory.  Therewas no such political or geographical entity at the time.  OklahomaTerritory was not established by the United States until 1890.  Thisterritory included previous Indian areas, including the Comanche,Apache and Kiowa reservation where Quanah Parker had agreed to settlewith his people.  This was in the area of Comanche County, Oklahoma.

    This area that was incorporated into Oklahoma had previously been apart of the free area of the Comanches, referred to as Comancheria,and other reservations where other nations had already been moved toand bounded by.  The Comanches were settled in the reservation allotedearlier to the Apaches and Kiowas, and became known as the Apache,Comanche and Kiowa Reservation, administered out of the Kiowa IndianAgency.  Most of Quanah's children were born on the ComancheReservation in Oklahoma Territory.

    Indian Territory consisted of the eastern section of what is nowOklahoma.  Indian Territory bordered Oklahoma Territory on a jaggedline along roughly the center of the current state.  OklahomaTerritory went farther east from the center north, and IndianTerritory covered the eastern center of the state south of OklahomaTerritory.  The two territories and some other areas were allincorporated into the new State of Oklahoma in December 1907.

    See more details about Oklahoma Territory in the following article:
    --  "Oklahoma Territory," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History andCulture,http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/O/OK085.html


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Page 22
  • 3. 1911 Indian Census Rolls, Kiowa Comanche and Apache Tribes, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 20
  • 4. Parker Heritage Website
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 17 May, Quanah Township, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation,
  • 6. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 7. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 8. 1917 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency
  • 9. 1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 10 April, Chandler Township, District 4, page 5A, Hse/Fam #81
  • 10. 1914 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • 1 July, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, page 2
  • 11. 1920 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency
  • 12. U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940
    • Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2007;
    • Year: 1930; Roll: M595_218; Line: 1; Agency: Kiowa
  • 13. 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
    • 1 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 25, page 29B,
  • 14. 1940 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 2 April, Chandler Township, District 16-4, Page 1A, Hse #3, Owns $800
  • 15. Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • 16. Encyclopedia.com
  • 17. U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
    • Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2012;

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