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

Wanada Woon-ar-dy PARKER1,2,1,5,3,4,6,7

also known as Wanada Parker

about 18871,2,1,3,4 - 26th Oct 19701,1

Life History

about 1887

Born in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.1,2,1,3,4

1908

Married Walter KOMAH in Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory.1

1912

Death of Walter KOMAH.1,1

18th Dec 1916

Married Benjamin Harrison PAGE in Ft Sill, Elgin, Comanche, Oklahoma.1

26th Oct 1970

Died in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,1

after 26th Oct 1970

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

Notes

  • 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

    The folliwng record is a transcription of the 1900 census reportingQuanah with his wife Wekeah and their children.  Woon-ar-dy was theyoungest, reported to be age 22.

    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 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

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 11 May, ZellaTownship, District 679, Page 13A, Hse #240, Fam #244
    Komah, Walter Head M W 26 Married 2 yrs Comanche b OK, Father White bTX, Mother Comanche b TX Farmer Owns [b abt 1894]
    Komah, Wonondy [Woonardy] Wife F W 23 Married 2 yrs 0 childrenComanche b OK, Father comanche b TX, Mother Comanche b TX Graduate ofCarlisle Institute Pennsylvania [b abt 1897]

    Walter died in 1912 and in 1916 Wanada married Benjamin Harrison Pagein Ft Sill, Oklahoma, where they were both working at the Ft SillHospital.  Harrison was a Medical Corps soldier.  They went toCarlisle Institute in Pennsylvania to finish their high schooleducation.  Then they went to Phoenix, Arizona, where Harrisonattended Bible School before entering work on a Yaqui Reservation.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1931, p 423
    Page Harrison B (Wanada) studt 4016 N 2nd st

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1932, p 351
    Page Harrison (Wanada) studt 4016 N 2nd st

    1940 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 12 April, Lawton,District 16-22, Page 7B, Hse #129, Owns $75
    Page, B Harrison Head M Indian 49 Single Grade H4 b Arkansas  Phoenix,Maricopa, Arizona in 1935 Painter [b abt 1891]
    Page, Wanada Wife F Indian 54 Married Grade 7 b Oklahoma  Phoenix,Maricopa, Arizona in 1935 Housework [b abt 1886]

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    Wanada Parker Page
    Birth 1887 Oklahoma
    Death Oct. 26, 1970 Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

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

    The Lawton Constitution
    Wednesday, October 27, 1971
    Page 18, columns 1-4

    SERVICES PENDING FOR WANADA PARKER PAGE

    Services are pending at Greenlawn Funeral Home for Mrs. Wanada ParkerPage, 89, of Lawton. The last surviving daughter of Comanche IndianChief Quanah Parker, she died about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the U.S. PublicHealth Service, Lawton Indian Hospital.

    Her death leaves only one surviving child of Quanah, her half-brother,Tom Parker, of Apache.

    She was born in 1882 in Indian Territory. Her Indian name wasWoon-ardy Parker. "Woon-ardy" in Comanche means "Stand Up and BeStrong," because she was weak in the limbs and had to walk on crutchesfor a long time. Mrs. Page had also been given her mother's name,Weckeah.

    She attended Chilocco Indian School, then in 1894 was sent to CarlisleIndian School, Pa. where she remained several years with herhalf-brother Harold (oldest of Quanah's sons) and her half-sisterNeda.

    At Carlisle, her name was spelled at first "Juanada" until it wasobjected that she was not Mexican or Spanish. She was baptized underthe name of "Annie" in 1895 at St. John's Episcopal Church inCarlisle, but nobody called her that.

    Wanada attended the Fort Sill Indian School for about a year, about1903, living in a girl's frame dormitory.

    Mrs. Page was a charter member of the Comanche Reformed Church ofLawton.

    In 1908 she married Walter Komah, a Comanche. They went to Mescalero,N.M., where he died of tuberculosis in 1912. Wanada returned to Lawtonshortly after that. She worked at Fort Sill Indian School as assistantmatron while her sister Alice was a student.

    In 1915 she became a nurse's aide at the Fort Sill Indian Hospital andit was during her work there that she met her future husband, HarrisonPage. He was a white soldier in the Medical Corps assigned to theStation Hospital at Fort Sill.

    They commuted by street car during their courtship and were married onDec. 18, 1916.  He was discharged from the service on a medicaldisability in November, 1917.

    About 1919 Mrs. Page was a feature actress in "Daughter of the Dawn."Her husband began practice as a chiropractor in Apache in 1924.

    From 1929 to 1933 both Harrison and Wanada Page lived in Phoenix,Ariz., white Harrison attended C. H. Cook's Bible School. After hisgraduation, they spent several months at a Yaqui village in Arizona.

    The Pages returned to Oklahoma in 1934 and lived in various townswhere Harrison served as a chiropractor. The couple returned to Lawtonin 1938 where Mr. Page worked as a painter and contractor until hisretirement in 1956.

    In her later years, Mrs. Page attended the first Parker Family Reunionat Fort Parker, Tex., in 1953, when the Indian Parkers of Oklahoma andthe white Parkers of Texas held their first annual get-together.

    At the reburial of her father, Chief Quanah, and his mother CynthiaAnn, in Fort Sill's Post Cemetery in 1957 from the Old Post OakMission Cemetery near Cache, Mrs. Page was designated by the family toreceive the burial flag from the Army as the senior of the childrenparticipating.

    Mrs. Page spoke on behalf [of] the Quanah Parker family during theunveiling of a sculptured bust of her father at Quanah, Tex., in 1959.She was the only one of the children who made a trip to Texas for theremoval of Chief Quanah Parker's little sister Prairie Flowers fromTexas for reburial beside her mother Cynthia Ann in Post Cemetery atFort Sill in 1965.

    After the reburial of Prairie Flower, Mrs. Page took a leading part ina project to raise funds among the Parker family and procure a gravemonument for Prairie Flower that was an exact replica one-half thesize of Cynthia Ann's monument.

    She was too ill to attend the unveiling of the monument on July 18,1970, and her sister, Mrs. Alice Parker Purdy represented thechildren. (Mrs. Purdy died last Aug. 23.)

    Wanada and Harrison Page lived at 2313 I for several years and werelooked after by Mrs. Page's niece Theresa, Mrs. Albert Tahsequah andfamily. The couple moved to Orlando Nursing Home in 1970.

    Parents:
    Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Weckeah Parker (____ - 1923)
    Spouses:
    Walter Komah (1884 - ____)
    Harrison Page (1892 - 1980)

    Burial Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, ndianSection

    Created by Trapper John Feb 01, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #65027496,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65027496
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