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


18531,2,1,3,4 - 1st Jun 19481,1

Life History


Born in Comancheria, Unassigned Lands.1,2,1,3,4

about 1881

Married Quanah PARKER

about 1882

Birth of daughter Laura Ne-dah PARKER in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands.6,2,7,3

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.8,9,10,11,1,2,12,13

Mar 1893

Birth of son Thomas Tit-tah PARKER in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,11,2,14,15,3

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.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.16,16,17,18

14th Oct 1941

Death of Albert Pochin KOSECHATA in Oklahoma.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 and other pieces as one word as in English names.  Others use the hyphenated pattern that distinguishes the individual words in the phrases that make up most Comanche names.  Different formats of the hyphenation are also found in the various sources, including that of A-er-with-take-um.

    I have followed the hyphenated Comanche format generally found in the Comanche censuses.  This is not totally consistent, but I have followed the 1905 census, which reports almost all members of Quanah Parker's family (lacking one wife and some of the older children).  Similar spellings are found in the other Comanche Roll and US Census records.  Some additional names are found in other sources.   Where the 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 and married 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) and grandchildren.
    --  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 school on the reservation.  The enumerator has reported Lenn and both his parents as Kiowas, but has it right for Thomas.  I have not found A-er-wuth-take-um in the 1900 census, nor in the 1905 Comanche census., 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 Mission School
    Parker, Lenn Pupil Ind M Oct 1890 9 OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Horse Herd [No rpt of ownership] Kiowa Father Kiowa Mother Kiowa [Should all be Comanche]
    Parker, Thomas Pupil Ind M Mar 1893 6 OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche

    1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 30 June, Kiowa Agency, 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 a separate household.

    1914 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 1 July, Kiowa Agency, 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

    1930 Indian Census Rolls, Kiowa Comanche and Apache Tribes, Oklahoma, 1 April, Kiowa Reservation, Comanche Tribe
    2121 Kosechata Albert Male 63 Comanche Fullblood Head [b abt 1866]
    2120 Aerwuthtakeum   Female 66 Comanche Fullblood Wife [b abt 1861]

    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 the Comanche tribe, and one of the last full-blood Comanche Indians, died at 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 mission this morning as large numbers of relatives and friends paid final respects 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 children by Quanah Parker, three of whom survive her. They are Tom Parker and Lynn Parker, of south of Apache, and a daughter, Mrs. Neda Birdsong of Cache. A second daughter, Esther Sunrise, preceded her in death.

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

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

    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 Smith Funeral home of Apache."

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

    [Notes by OBJ:  In the 1905 Comanche census, Quanah's whole family who are still living with him or around him, with all his wives, are enumerated in a sequence on one page.  In this list, A-er-wuth-take-um is listed with her sons Len and Thomas and two younger daughters and one younger son.  But here her husband is already Sidney Mahseet, while Quanah is still alive, reported as the first in the list, with his wife To-nar-cy as a family unit.  (See 1905 census transcription below.)  The two sons Len and Thomas are reported as Stepsons, apparently meaning Stepsons of the husband, Sidney.  So how did she marry Sidney while Quanah was still alive, and in the same family-village group with Quanah?  It was my understanding that men could 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, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52037110

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

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

    Indian Territory consisted of the eastern section of what is now Oklahoma.  Indian Territory bordered Oklahoma Territory on a jagged line along roughly the center of the current state.  Oklahoma Territory went farther east from the center north, and Indian Territory covered the eastern center of the state south of Oklahoma Territory.  The two territories and some other areas were all incorporated 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 and Culture, http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/O/OK085.html


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