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 PARKER1,2,5,3,4,6,7,2

also known as 3,2

about 18871,2,3,4,2 - 26th Oct 19702,2

Life History

about 1887

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


Married Walter KOMAH in Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory.2


Death of Walter KOMAH.2,2

18th Dec 1916

Married Benjamin Harrison PAGE in Ft Sill, Elgin, Comanche, Oklahoma.2

26th Oct 1970

Died in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.2,2

after 26th Oct 1970

Buried in Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma.2


  • The first wife [of Quanah Parker] was Wec-Keah.
    A. Nau-Nocca (1873-1947), married Emmett Cox (1852-1927). Eleven children were born to this union, five of whom died when very young.
    B. Weyodi (variously known as: Wer-Yoh-Ti or Werare) (b.1879) married Louis Tamahkera (b. 1879).
    C. Woonardy (Wanada) married Harzy Page. No children. She attended Carlisle College in Pennsylvania and attended President Theodore Roosevelt's Inauguration with her father.
    D. Mary Pbutsi Pooche married Edward Hatch Clark.
    E. Topseup "Alice" married Earl Purdy (b. 1878). One son died in infancy. 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 reporting Quanah with his wife Wekeah and their children.  Woon-ar-dy was the youngest, reported to be age 22.

    1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 30 June, Kiowa Agency, 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, Zella Township, District 679, Page 13A, Hse #240, Fam #244
    Komah, Walter Head M W 26 Married 2 yrs Comanche b OK, Father White b TX, Mother Comanche b TX Farmer Owns [b abt 1894]
    Komah, Wonondy [Woonardy] Wife F W 23 Married 2 yrs 0 children Comanche b OK, Father comanche b TX, Mother Comanche b TX Graduate of Carlisle Institute Pennsylvania [b abt 1897]

    Walter died in 1912 and in 1916 Wanada married Benjamin Harrison Page in Ft Sill, Oklahoma, where they were both working at the Ft Sill Hospital.  Harrison was a Medical Corps soldier.  They went to Carlisle Institute in Pennsylvania to finish their high school education.  Then they went to Phoenix, Arizona, where Harrison attended 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]

    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 are pending at Greenlawn Funeral Home for Mrs. Wanada Parker Page, 89, of Lawton. The last surviving daughter of Comanche Indian Chief Quanah Parker, she died about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the U.S. Public Health 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 was Woon-ardy Parker. "Woon-ardy" in Comanche means "Stand Up and Be Strong," because she was weak in the limbs and had to walk on crutches for 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 Carlisle Indian School, Pa. where she remained several years with her half-brother Harold (oldest of Quanah's sons) and her half-sister Neda.

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

    Wanada attended the Fort Sill Indian School for about a year, about 1903, living in a girl's frame dormitory.

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

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

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

    They commuted by street car during their courtship and were married on Dec. 18, 1916.  He was discharged from the service on a medical disability 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 his graduation, they spent several months at a Yaqui village in Arizona.

    The Pages returned to Oklahoma in 1934 and lived in various towns where Harrison served as a chiropractor. The couple returned to Lawton in 1938 where Mr. Page worked as a painter and contractor until his retirement in 1956.

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

    At the reburial of her father, Chief Quanah, and his mother Cynthia Ann, in Fort Sill's Post Cemetery in 1957 from the Old Post Oak Mission Cemetery near Cache, Mrs. Page was designated by the family to receive the burial flag from the Army as the senior of the children participating.

    Mrs. Page spoke on behalf [of] the Quanah Parker family during the unveiling 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 the removal of Chief Quanah Parker's little sister Prairie Flowers from Texas for reburial beside her mother Cynthia Ann in Post Cemetery at Fort Sill in 1965.

    After the reburial of Prairie Flower, Mrs. Page took a leading part in a project to raise funds among the Parker family and procure a grave monument for Prairie Flower that was an exact replica one-half the size 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 the children. (Mrs. Purdy died last Aug. 23.)

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

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

    Burial Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, ndian Section

    Created by Trapper John Feb 01, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #65027496, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65027496


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