Quanah PARKER Laura Ne-dah PARKER Esther Sunrise PARKER Len Nehio PARKER Maggie MERUQUA Helen Marie FISHER  A-ER-WUTH-TAKE-UM Mini tree diagram
Thomas Tit-tah PARKER

Thomas Tit-tah PARKER1,7,1,8,2,3,4,1,9,5,10,6

Mar 18931,2,3,4,5,6 - 9th Jul 19751,3

Life History

Mar 1893

Born in near Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6

19th Oct 1912

Married Maggie MERUQUA in Caddo County, Oklahoma.7

9th Jul 1918

Divorced from Maggie MERUQUA in Caddo County, Oklahoma.10

7th Apr 1919

Married Helen Marie FISHER in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.1,1

9th Jul 1975

Died in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma.1,3

11th Jul 1975

Buried in Cache Creek Comanche Cemetery, Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.1

Notes

  • "Cathie, two of Rudolph Fischer's daughters by Kahchacha (Bertie andHelen) married two of Quanah Parker's sons (Len and Thomas).Everything that I was able to learn about Fischer I incorporated intomy book 'The Captured.'"
    Scott Zesch
    --  Ancestry Discussion Boards, "Rudolph Fischer, Indian Captive,"http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/surnames.fischer/717.2.1.1.2/mb.ashx

    In 1900 Thomas and his brother Nehio are in a mission school on thereservation.  The enumerator has reported Lenn and both his parents asKiowas, but has it right for Thomas.

    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

    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

    I found a marriage record that appears to be for this Thomas Parker (Ihave found no other individual named Thomas Parker), in 1912.  This isearlier than his reported marriage to Marie Fisher, so this must be anearlier marriage.  I have seen no other record of this marriage, orentry in a genealogy.  If he married in 1912, going by the 1900census, he would have been 25.

    However, the date of birth on his gravestone is later, 1889.  If thisis correct, then in 1912, Tom would have been 23.  The gravestone ofhis older brother Len reports Len's birth year as 1888, while allLen's later reports of birth or age, including his WWI report where heis presumably the one reporting, place his birth in 1890.  Len's agein the 1990 census would make his birth year 1885.

    Caddo County Oklahoma Marriage Records
    Book #6, Jul 1912 - Jun 1914; Record #59, 19 Oct 1912
    Meruqua, Maggie
    Parker, Thomas
    --  RootsWeb,http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okcaddo/marriage/marbk6b.txt

    I have found no further record of a Maggie Meruqua.  In the 1911census, Thomas is reported as the sole member of a household of hisown.

    1911 Indian Census Rolls, Kiowa Comanche and Apache Tribes, Oklahoma,30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 20
    20 Tit tah (Thomas Parker)  19 M Roll #6 1/2

    But in the 1914 census, Thomas is reported with his wife and child.The age of the child Ruth, born in 1913 we ae told, matches themarriage record of Thomas to Maggie in the Caddo Conty record.  But inthis census, his wife's name is Victoria Wer yack we.

    1914 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 1 July, KiowaAgency, Comanche Tribe, page 2
    Tit-tah (Thomas Parker)  6.25 Head 1891 M
    Victoria Wer yack we Wife 1898 F
    Ruth Dau 1913 F

    The complexities of Comanche naming patterns make it hard todistinguish or confirm with only two records.  But Thomas and Victoriawere divorced in 1918.

    Parker, Thomas
    Parker, Victoria
    09 Jul 1918
    --  Caddo County, Oklahoma, Divorce Records, OKGenWeb,http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okcaddo/divorce/divorce-p.html

    In the 1940 census, Thomas and Helen have several children, includinganother daughter named Ruth, age 8.

    1940 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 2 April, ChandlerTownship, District 16-4, Page 1A, Hse #3, Owns $800
    Parker, Thomas Head F Ind 49 Married Grade 8 b Oklahoma same house1935 Farm Work
    Parker, Helen Wife F Ind 43 Married Grade H2 b Oklahoma same house in1935 Housewife
    Parker, William Son M Ind 18 Single Grade H1 b Oklahoma same house in1935 Farm Work
    Parker, Elmer L A B (?) Son M Ind 15 Single Grade H1 b Oklahoma samehouse in 1935
    Parker, Teresa Ann Dau F Ind 13 Single Grade 5 b Oklahoma same housein 1935
    Parker, Henry Son M Ind 10 Single Grade 3 b Oklahoma same house in1935
    Parker, Ruth Dau F Ind 8 Single Grade 1 b Oklahoma same house in 1935
    Parker, Charles Son M Ind 3 Single b Oklahoma same house in 1935

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    Thomas "Tit-Tah" Parker
    Birth Oct. 15, 1889 Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Death Jul. 9, 1975 Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma

    The Lawton Constitution
    Thursday, July 10, 1975, page 3A

    Son of Comanche Chief Parker Dies

    Apache (Staff) - Thomas Titah Parker, 85, last surviving child of thefamed Comanche chief, Quanah Parker, died Wednesday at Anadarko afterseveral months' illness. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in theCrews Funeral Home chapel here. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday atthe Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church here. Burial will be in CacheCreek Comanche Cemetery.

    Mr. Parker was born Oct. 15, 1889, near Cache. He was married to HelenFisher on April 7, 1919, in Oklahoma City. He farmed southeast of hereuntil 1949, and moved north of Apache in 1955.

    He was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and theRinker-Mason American Legion Post.

    Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons: Edward and HenryParker, both of Apache, Kenneth William Parker, Hobart, Elmer ThomasParker, Payette, Idaho, and Charles Parker, Lubbock, Tex.; twodaughters, Mrs. Tresa Evanson, Amarillo, Tex., and Mrs. Ruth Lynn,Euless, Tex.; 24 grandchildren, and seven great-grand-children.

    Parents:
    Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Takewm Aerwuth (1853 - 1948)
    Spouse Helen Marie Fisher Parker (1897 - 1989)

    Children:
    Teresa Ann Parker Boles (1927 - 2013)
    Henry Leon Parker (1930 - ____)
    Ruth Parker Lynn (1932 - 2004)

    Burial Cache Creek Cemetery, Caddo County, Oklahoma

    Created by Cokeman2 Jul 28, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #55558811,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55558811
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Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1914 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • 1 July, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, page 2
  • 3. 1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Page 22
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
    • 1 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 25, page 29B,
  • 5. 1940 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 2 April, Chandler Township, District 16-4, Page 1A, Hse #3, Owns $800
  • 6. 1911 Indian Census Rolls, Kiowa Comanche and Apache Tribes, Oklahoma
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 20
  • 7. Caddo County Oklahoma Marriage Records
    • Book #6, Jul 1912 - Jun 1914; Record #59
  • 8. Ancestry.Com Discussion Boards
    • "Rudolph Fischer, Indian Captive"
  • 9. Parker Heritage Website
  • 10. Divorce Records, OKGenWeb

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