Living BIRDSONG Laura Ne-dah PARKER Mini tree diagram


about 18851 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1885

Born in Missouri.1

11th Dec 1904

Married Laura Ne-dah PARKER in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.2

15th Jan 1968

Death of Laura Ne-dah PARKER in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.3



Other facts


Birth of daughter Living BIRDSONG


  • 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 17 May, QuanahTownship, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 29, page 20A,Hse/Fam #6
    Birdsong, Aubra C Head M Ind 25 [b abt 1885] Marriage 1 Married 5 yrsWhite/MO White/MO Government Farmer, Kiowa Agency English mothertongue Rents
    Birdsong, Laura P Wife F Ind 27 [b abt 1883] Marriage 1 Married 5 yrs1 child/0 living Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK 3/4 bloodComanche mother tongue
    Birdsong, Anona Dau F Ind 4 [b abt 1906] Single Comanche/TX White/MOComanche/OK 3/8 blood English mother tongue

    We have the story of their meeting and marriage in Dallas, Texas,courtesy of Lisa Stalnaker.  The story was reported in a Wisconsinnewspaper, included by Staci Pollard in Ne-dah's memorial on Find aGrave.  The dateline in the story in Dallas, Texas, and is dated 12December.  The date of publication is 13 December 1904, in Eau Claire,Wisconsin.  The story has some puzzling aspects.

    Perhaps Aubra had some connection with Eau Claire.  But the story froma Dallas dateline as well as the Eau Claire location of publicationmakes it puzzling that the town of Cache (in Comanche County,Oklahoma) is referred to with no further identification, as though itwas very familiar to the readers.  I would think even Dallas residentsin 1904 would have needed or liked some indication of where "Cache"was, let alone readers in Wisconsin.

    With the dateline in Dallas being "Dec 12," and the Wisconsinnewspaper date of December 13, 1904, it seems the marriage took placeon the evening of 11 December 1904 ("last night") in Dallas.

    Eau Claire Leader
    Tuesday, December 13, 1904, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    Texan Marries an Indian Bride
    Rescues her from college fire and later choose her for his wife.

    Dallas, Tex., Dec. 12 - Miss Neda Parker, of Cache, and A.C. Birdsong,of Marshall, Tex., were married here last night. The bride is thedaughter of Quanah Parker, Chief of the Comanche Indians.

    Miss Parker came to Dallas to attend school. One night an alarm offire near the college dormitory caused an invasion of the place by thefiremen.

    Mr. Birdsong rushed with the firemen to the rescue of the schoolgirlsand carried Miss Parker to a place of safety.

    The chance meeting began a romance which, in spite of the oppositionof the faculty, led to the marriage last night."

    Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
    Takewm Aerwuth (1853 - 1948)
    Spouse Aubra Birdsong (1884 - 1968)

    Note: Parent links provided courtesy of Cokeman2. Thank you! Neda'sannouncement of marriage and copy of her obituary provided by LisaStalnaker. Thank you!

    Burial Cache Cemetery, Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma

    Created by Staci Pollard Jul 10, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #73126112,


  • 1. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 17 May, Quanah Township, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation,
  • 2. Marriage of Ne-dah Parker and Aubra Birdsong, Eau Claire Leader, EauClaire, Wisconsin, 13 December 1904
  • 3. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

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