Quanah PARKER  QUO-HADI Mary Bell Nan-nio-nina COX Emmet Earl COX Norah Moyete COX Joseph William COX Edward COX Ella COX William Murray COX James Monroe COX We-rah-re Weyodee PARKER Wanada Woon-ar-dy PARKER Mary Pbutsi Pache PARKER Alice Tope-se-up PARKER Weck-e-ah Yellow BEAR Mini tree diagram
Cynthia Ann Nau-Nocca PARKER

Cynthia Ann Nau-Nocca PARKER1,1,7,2,3,8,9,4,5,6

also known as Mary N Cox

18731,1,2,3,4,5,6 - 26th Oct 19461,1

Life History

1873

Born in Adobe Wells, Hutchinson, Texas.1,1,2,3,4,5,6

Jun 1890

Birth of daughter Mary Bell Nan-nio-nina COX in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.14,8

before 1893

Death of QUO-HADI.1

26th Jan 1893

Married Emmet Earl COX in Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory.1,8

25th Dec 1894

Birth of daughter Norah Moyete COX in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.10,8,11,5

17th Nov 1899

Birth of son Joseph William COX in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.10,8,12,5

30th Sep 1902

Birth of son Edward COX in Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory.13,10,5,11,1

14th Sep 1906

Birth of daughter Ella COX in Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory.10,13,5,11,1

8th Feb 1908

Birth of son William Murray COX in Comanche County, Oklahoma.10,1,13,5,6

18th Feb 1912

Death of daughter Mary Bell Nan-nio-nina COX.9

23rd Dec 1914

Birth of son James Monroe COX in Comanche County, Oklahoma.1,13,5,6

18th Dec 1927

Death of Emmet Earl COX.1

9th Apr 1939

Death of son William Murray COX.1

26th Oct 1946

Died in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,1

28th Oct 1946

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

Other facts

 

Married QUO-HADI

Notes

  • 1896 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma Territory, 30 June,Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 48
    #1203   Eng Name Emmett Cox Male Father age 45 [b abt 1851]
    #1204 Ind Name Nau-nooc-co        Female Wife age 23 [b abt 1873]
    #1205                   Eng Name Nellie Cox Female  Dau age 7 [b abt 1889]
    #1206                   Eng Name Mary Cox Female  Dau age 6 [b abt 1890]
    #1207                   Eng Name [No Name] Female  Dau age 2 [b abt 1894]

    In the 1900 census, Emmet's wife is named Nah mack ir, and in 1930 itis a similar name Nah-mach-kah.  Note that Emmet has been married 17years (first marriage) and Nah mack ir only 8 (second Marriage).  Theymarried in January 1893.  Note that the first two children were bornbefore that time, so they would be daughters of the first wife,Nellie is so confirmed in other family genealogies.  I found one thatreports her mother's name as Nahkiape.  Nellie's memorial on Find aGrave has the name as Nahpiape.  No other details are provided.

    Most genealogies report both Nellie and Mary as daughters of Naunocco,even though they the genealogies also report the two daughters bornbefore Naunocco married Emmet Cox.  But I found one that reports MaryCox as the daughter of Naunocco with a prior husband named Quohaddy.No details or documentation are provided.  This may be the case.  Ihave failed to find any other information searching on that name.With that name, I was about to find 6 total genealogies that reportedQuahaddy as a husband of Naunocca.  The following Fairchild/Rawdongenealogies is one of them.

    Nau Nocca Parker
    Birth Dec 1873 in Texas
    Death 1947
    Spouses:  Quo Haddy, Emmet E Cox 1852 - 1927
    Marriage to Emmet E Cox 26 Jan 1893 Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma
    --  Fairchild/Rawdon,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3013390/person/-861000996

    This marriage to Quohaddy, reported only by these few genealogies,with no details or documentation, may account for one discrepancy inthe 1900 and 1910 censuses.  The 1910 census reported that this wasthe second marriage for both Emmet and Nam-mah-kah (Naunoccoa), but inthe 1900 census it reported Emmet married for 17 years, but Nah mackir (Naunocca) married for only 8, seeming to indicate Emmet hadpreviously been married but not her.  The 1910 census also, on thesecond section for Indians only, has a report of a previous marriageonly for Emmet.

    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 7 June, Apache, Kiowa &Comanche Reservation, District 252, page 74A, Hse #793, Fam #798
    Cox, Emmet Head Ind M Oct 1852 47 Married 17 yrs MO KY VA Farmer OwnsComanche Father White Mother White 1/2 White Not Polygamous
    Cox, Nah mack ir  Wife Ind F Feb 1873 27 Married 8 yrs 5 children/3living OklaTerr [should be Texas] OklaTerr [Comancheria] OklaTerr[Comancheria]  Comanche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White
    Cox, Nillie Dau Ind F Dec 1883 14 Single OklaTerr MO OklaTerr StudentComanche White Comanche1/2 [sic]
    Cox, Nan nio nina Dau Ind F June 1890 10 Single OklaTerr MO OklaTerrComanche White Comanche 5/8 White
    Cox, Noera Dau W F Dec 1895 5 Single OklaTerr MO Okla Terr ComancheWhite Comanche 5/8 White
    Cox, Joseph Son W M Nov 1899 1mo Single OklaTerr MO OklaTerr ComancheWhite Comanche 5/8 White

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 14 May, ZellaTownship, District 67, Indian Population, page 13B, Hse #4, Fam #5
    Cox, Emmet E Head M Ind 57 [b abt 1885] Marriage 2 Married 17 yrsWhite/MO White/KY White/VA Farmer Full blood White English mothertongue Owns No allotment
    Cox, Nam-mah-ka Wife F Ind 27 [b abt 1883] Marriage 2 Married 17 yrs 9children/6 living Comanche/TX Unknown/TX Comanche/TX 3/4 bloodComanche mother tongue Recd allotment 1900
    Cox, Neillie Dau F Ind 24 [b abt 1886] Single Comanche/OK White/MOComanche/TX 3/8 blood English mother tongue School Teacher Recdallotment 1900
    Cox, Norah Dau F Ind 13 [b abt 1897] Single Comanche/OK White/MOComanche/TX 3/8 blood English mother tongue Recd allotment 1900
    Cox, Joseph W Son M Ind 11 [b abt 1899] Single Comanche/OK White/MOComanche/TX 3/8 blood English mother tongue Recd allotment 1900
    Cox, Edward Son M Ind 9 [b abt 1901] Single Comanche/OK White/MOComanche/TX 3/8 blood [No mother tongue rptd] Recd allotment 1900
    Cox, Ella Dau F Ind 3 [b abt 1907] Single Comanche/OK White/MOComanche/TX 3/8 blood [No mother tongue rptd] Recd allotment 1900
    Cox, William Son M Ind 1 [b abt 1909] Single Comanche/OK White/MOComanche/TX 3/8 blood [No mother tongue rptd] Recd allotment 1900

    It is reported on the primary entry for both Emmet and Nau-noc-ca thatthey have been married twice.  This may be an error on the record forNau-noc-ca.  Or it may be a hint at the previous marriage reproted byonly one genealogy to a man named Quohaddy (probably Quo-hadi).  Buton the second section of the record, which reports the tribe andpercentage of blood, no second marriage is reported for her, but it isfor Emmet.  Since Emmet is so much older than her, it seems likely forhim, but not for Nau-noc-ca.

    After analyzing what I could find on the chidlren and early marriagesof Emmet and Naunocca, I found a discussoin in which Bill Cooksummarizes the picture that way I do here.

    "The earlier comment that Emmet Cox had a Comanche wife beforeNau-no-ca is considered to be correct although there is doubt thatMary was a daughter of Emmet Cox (some believe that Mary wasNau-no-ca's daughter prior to her marriage to Emmet). Nellie was thedaughter of Emmet's earlier wife who is thought to be Napiape. Alsothere is uncertainty as to Nellie's birth date. Her tombstoneindicates 13 Dec 1882, was created during her fathers lifetime and isconfirmed by her daughters while the annual Comanche census indicatesher birth year as1886 or 1887. Of course her birth year would havelikely been provided by her stepmother and the annual census wasgenerated by adding one year to the previous year, then updated withbirths and deaths, (which would tend to copy earlier informationforward)."
    --  Bill Cook, Ancestry Comments, comment on teh McCann Family Tree,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/34771228/person/18886794810/mediax/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum&ftm=1

    The 1920 census enumerates the wife of Emmet E Cox as Mary N.  Themiddle initial matches the common name, known in different phoneticforms, Naunocca.  It appears that the 1900and 1910 names are morephonetic forms representing the Comanche name behnind "Naunocca."  Butthe first name of Mary is puzzling.  All references I have seen haveher name as Cynthia Ann, after her mother.

    In the 1920 census, Cynthia Ann is reported as Mary N.  The middleinitial would match her Comanche name, in common form usually found asNaunocca, or int eh earlier censuses, as Nah-mack-ir or Nam-ma-kah.

    1920 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 27 January, ZellaTownship, District 141, page 3B, Hse #36, Fam #54
    Cox, Emmet E Head Owns M W 67 Married MO KY KY Farmer
    Cox, Mary N Wife F W 48 Married TX TX TX
    Cox, Edward M Son M W 17 OK MO TX Student, Military School
    Cox, Ella M Dau F W 13 OK MO TX
    Cox, William M Son M W 11 OK MO TX
    Cox, James E Son M W 15 OK MO TX
    Flannery, Thomas Laborer M W 67 IL Ireland Ireland Farm Laborer

    In 1926, the Comanche census reports Emmet and Nau noc ca with two oftheir children still in the home, and others in the following listingsin their own households.  In the subsequent hosueholds of one familygourp, it is hard to tell how the incremental numebrs are determined.For instance, the first Cox child's household is Ella, who is listedas Household #473 3/8, but the next is her brother Edward, who isgiven a household number of 473 1/8, and their brotreh Joseph in thenext house is labeled as 473 1/3.  Note that the husbands of daughtersNora and Nellie (Naunocca's stepdaughter) are not listed, which wouldindicate they are white.

    1926 Indian Census Rolls, Oklahoma, no date, Kiowa Agency, ComancheTribe, Page 35
    #1164 Emmett Cox Head b 1851 m Household #473
    #1165 Nau noc ca  wife b 1873 f
    #1166 William Murray Cox son b 1908 m
    #1167 James Monroe Cox son b 1914 m

    #1168 Ella Cox head b 1906 f Hsehld #473 3/8
    #1169 Teddy Parker Davis son b 1925 m

    #1170 Edward Cox head b 1902 f Hsehld #473 1/8

    #1171 Joseph Cox head b 1899 m Hsehld #473 1/3

    #1172 Nora Cox Davis (Moyete) head b 1894 f Hsehld #473 1/2
    #1173 Emmet Edward Davis son b 1914 m
    #1174 Jack Davis son b 1918 m

    #1175 Nellie Cox (Wilson[=married name]) head b 1894 f Hsehld #473 1/2
    #1176 Nell Wilson dau b 1920 f
    #1177 Barbara Wilson dau b 1924 f

    Naunocca's husband died before the 1930 census.

    1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 10 April, LawtonTownship, District 16-24, page 6A, Hse #87, Fam #88
    Naunocca, [Unreadable writeover] Head Owns $500 F W 54 Widow OK OK OKNo Occupation
    Cox, William Son M W 21 Single OK OK OK Odd Jobs
    Cox, James Son M W 15 Single OK OK OK

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    Cynthia Ann "Naunocca" Parker Cox
    Birth 1873 Texas
    Death Oct. 26, 1946 Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Cynthia Ann (Parker) Cox was Emmet E. Cox's second wife. (Source: FindA Grave contributor, William Cook #47534333).

    ~~~~~~~

    The following obituary is from Lisa Stalnaker (#46893021):

    The Lawton Constitution
    Sunday, October 27, 1946
    Page 1, continued on page 2

    CYNTHIA COX, 74, DIES SATURDAY

    Mrs. Cynthia Ann Cox, 74, well-known Comanche Indian woman anddaughter of Chief Quanah Parker, died at 11:24 a.m. Saturday in alocal hospital after several months' illness with a heart ailment.

    Born Cynthia Ann Parker, in 1873 at Adobe Wells, Texas, she was theoldest child of Quanah Parker, last great chief of the ComancheIndians. She came to Fort Sill as a year-old baby in 1874.

    The famed chief's daughter was married Jan. 26, 1893 to Emmett EdwardCox. The couple operated a store 10 miles east and three miles northof Lawton for a number of years.

    Mrs. Cox was a charter member of the Dutch Reformed Comanche mission,north of Lawton, which was organized in 1907.

    Survivors are five brothers, five sisters, two daughters, Mrs. NoraDavis, 918 Monroe, and Mrs. Ella Goodin, 1207 South Eighth; four sons,Joe W. Cox, Hondo, Texas; Edward H. Cox, Duncan; William M. Cox, 916Monroe; and James M. Cox, Roswell, N.M.; 16 grandchildren and fivegreat-grandchildren.

    The brothers and sisters are White Parker, Ponca City; Baldwin Parker,Cache; Tom Parker, Fletcher; Lynn Parker, Apache; Knox Beal, Cache;Mrs. Tahmahkera, Cache; Mrs. Neda Birdsong, Cache; Mrs. Harry Page,Mrs. Ed Clark and Mrs. Alice Purdy, all of Lawton.

    Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Comanche Mission,with Rev. Robert Chaat, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in theIndian section of Highland cemetery, beside the grave of Mr. Cox, whodied here in 1927. Ritter Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

    Parents:
    Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Weckeah Parker (____ - 1923)
    Spouse Emmet Earl Cox (1852 - 1927)
    Children:
    Nora Cox Davis (1895 - 1984)
    Joseph William Cox (1899 - 1966)
    William D. Cox (1908 - 1939)
    James Monroe Cox (1914 - 1996)

    Burial Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, Plot:Indian Section

    Created by Trapper John Feb 01, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #64999055,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64999055
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    The first wife [of Quanah Parker] 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

Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1896 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma Territory
    • 30 June, Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands, Page 48
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 14 May Zella Township, District 67, Indian Population, page 13B, Hse
  • 4. 1920 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 27 January, Zella Township, District 141, page 3B, Hse #36, Fam #54
  • 5. 1926 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
    • no date, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 35
  • 6. 1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 10 April, Lawton Township, District 16-24, page 6A, Hse #87, Fam #88
  • 7. Parker Heritage Website
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
    • 7 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 252, page 74A,
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
  • 10. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 14 May, Zella Township, District 67, Indian Population, page 13B, Hse
  • 11. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 12. Find a Grave Comment
  • 13. 1920 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 27 January, Zella, District 141, page 3B, Hse #36, Fam #54
  • 14. 1896 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma Territory
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 48

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