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  • ID: I4878
  • Name: Quanah PARKER
  • _FOOT: 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 17 May, Quanah Townshi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: near Cedar Lake; Quanah told two different stories; one said he was bo rn in the Washita Mountains of Oklahoma, the other in the Clear Lake a rea of Texas; censuses vary 1852 in Gaines County, Texas
  • _FOOT: 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 17 May, Quanah Townshi 1 3 6 11
  • Burial: Originally buried next to his reinterred mother Cynthia Ann in Post Oa k Cem; later both were reburied with sister Topsannah in Ft Sill Milit ary Cem, Comanche Co OK; I suspect death date was 23 Feb & burial 25 F eb, rptd by some sources as date of death. 25 FEB 1911 Post Oak Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma 12
  • Event: Originally buried in Post Oak Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma, nex t to Cynthia Ann and Topsannah; all 3 were reburied in 1957 in Ft Si ll Military Cemetery in Elgin Reburial 9 AUG 1957 Ft. Sill Military Cemetery, Elgin, Comanche County, Oklahoma 13 12 9
  • Residence: Age: 54; Relation to Head of House: Husband 30 JUN 1905 Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory 6
  • Death: He died in his own bed in his famous Star Home in Comanche County, Okl ahoma; Wikipedia says the date was 23 Feb, taken apparently from th e reinterment form which gives this date for his death; other source s report 25 February 1911. 23 FEB 1911 in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma 13 12 9 of heart trouble
  • Birth: Some sources say year of birth was 1845; Quanah told one story that h e was born in Oklahoma, another that it was Texas 1845 in Comancheria, Chickasaw Nation
  • Note:
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    Quanah Parker was born to Peta Nocona, a Quahadi (Kwahado, Quahada) Co manche war leader, and Cynthia Ann Parker, a white woman who had bee n captured by the Comanche and raised as an Indian. Cynthia's family , the Parkers, were influential people in prestatehood Texas, so the r aid on Ft. Parker on May 19, 1836, is considered a major event in Texa s history. Several family members died in the raid, but nine-year-ol d Cynthia was one of those taken alive. She and her brother were adopt ed by the Natives, but her brother apparently died soon after. Cynthi a was renamed Preloch and was brought up in a traditional Quahadi vill age.

    In her middle teens, Cynthia married Peta Nocona. About 1852 (some sou rces say as early as 1845), Quanah was born to them as their band camp ed at Cedar Lake, Texas. Approximately three years later, Quanah's sis ter Topsannah ["Prairie Flower"] was born. Their childhood coincided w ith major changes in Comanche life, as American settlement increased a nd free range for Indians and buffalo decreased.

    Cynthia's family kept up the search for her throughout the years. Fina lly, in 1861, Texas Rangers recaptured Cynthia and brought her and Top sannah back to her relatives. Although she knew about her early years , Cynthia had become completely Comanche, and she mourned for her Indi an family and friends. It is believed that Prairie Flower died in th e mid-1860s, and Cynthia followed her to the grave in 1870.
    ...
    By the beginning of 1911, Quanah Parker was in obvious poor health. H e had rheumatism and his heart was weakening. In February, after a lon g and tiring train ride, he took to his bed, suffering from heart trou ble. On February 25th, 1911, Quanah Parker died at the Star House, Ton arcy at his side. Despite criticism during his life from traditional C omanche, Quanah Parker was so revered that the procession to his resti ng place was said to be over a mile long.

    After a Christian service in a local church, Quanah was buried next t o his mother's and sister's reinterred remains in Cache County, Oklaho ma. Four years later, graverobbers broke into his grave, taking the je welry with which he had been buried.

    The Parkers ritually cleaned and then reburied him. Quanah Parker, Cyn thia Ann, and Topsannah were all moved to Ft. Sill Military Cemetery i n 1957. [A photo story in the Houston Chronicle in October 1965 repor ts that at that time Topsana's body had just been disinterred from Va n Zandt County, Texas, and was being then reburied in the Ft Sill Ceme tery with her mother and brother.] The life of Quanah Parker is toda y seen as the extraordinary story of a person successfully living in t wo worlds, two minds, two eras.
    -- "Quanah Parker," Encyclopedia.com, http://www.encyclopedia.com/top ic/Quanah_Parker.aspx
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    Though this encyclopedia reports that Quanah was born as the band camp ed out in Texas, Wikipedia reports that he told two stories. One wa s consistent with the report of birth near Clear Lake, in Gaines Count y, Texas. But on another occasion he said he had been told he was bor n in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. Historians generally follow t he Clear Lake story.

    In the period of time reported by various sources for Quanah's birth ( 1845-1852), that area of current Oklahoma was part of the Chickasaw an d Choctaw Nation Lands based on the original Removal treaties moving e astern Nations to the unassigned federal lands of the west. That sid e of the Chickasaw-Choctaw lands is Chickasaw Nation, going to the Re d River with the Choctaw Nation land now so designated being farther e ast to the Arkansas border.

    Trying to be as accurate as possible to the known historical situation , I designate Quanah's claimed Oklahoma birth place as Chickasaw Natio n. From 1855 the area was leased by the Federal government then annex ed by treaty (see details below) in 1866 to become part of the Unassig ned Lands until the designation of Oklahoma Territory in 1890. For th ese reasons you will see the same area designated by those territoria l names depending on the time. When the tribal lands were converted t o indiviual or famliy plots, the land was incorporated into the stat e of Oklahoma. The Comanche reservaton area was generally in Comanch e County, Oklahoma.

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    Biographer Bill Neeley cites a letter Quanah wrote late in life to hi s friend, rancher Charles Goodnight, in which Quanah stated, "From th e best information I have, I was born about 1850 on Elk Creek just bel ow the Wichita Mountains." Author S.C. Gwynne supports the Oklahoma c laim in his 2010 book, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and th e Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in Am erican History.

    However, another account disputes the birthplace, contending that in 1 911 Parker was seen traveling by automobile near Lubbock, Texas, telli ng observers he was going to visit what he understood to be his birthp lace at Laguna Sabinas (Cedar Lake) in Gaines County, Texas.

    -- Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quanah_Parker
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    Different sources report common dates of birth as 1845 or 1852. Repor ts in historical sources and records report birth date as either 23 Fe bruary 1911 or 25 February 1911. He was chief of only his band. He w as given the title "Last chief of the Comanches" by Colonel Ronald (Ra nald) Mackenzie, the commanding officer of Ft Sill. He was opposed b y other leaders who did not want to stop fighting the US government . Various sources report the details.

    "Quanah was not elected chief, as the Comanche had no single chief, th e US appointed him chief, of the entire nation, once he was on the res ervation."
    -- Native American Images, http://www.nativeamericanimages.net/2011/1 0/comanche.html

    The United States established a resevation in 1867 for the Apache, Com anche and Kiowa on lands they had originally lesed from the Chickasa w and Choctaw Tribes. These were called the Leased District. In 186 6 the US had gained possession of the Leased District through the Reco nstruction Treaties.

    "Chickasaw, who were situated in the southern portion of I.T. In 185 5 the federal government leased the western portion of their lands, kn own as the Leased District. This area was located in southwestern par t of present Oklahoma. Through the Reconstruction Treaties of 1866 th e Choctaw and Chickasaw ceded the Leased District to the federal gover nment. As part of the Medicine Lodge treaties of 1867 the Kiowa, Coman che, and Apache were assigned a reservation in the district, which inc luded present Comanche County."
    -- History of Comanche County, http://www.comanchecounty.us/index.php /visitors/history-of-comanche-county

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    Quanah and the Quahada Comanche, of whom his father, Peta Nocona had b een chief, refused to accept the provisions of the 1867 Treaty of Medi cine Lodge, which confined the southern Plains Indians to a reservatio n, promising to clothe the Indians and turn them into farmers in imita tion of the white settlers.

    Knowing of past lies and deceptive treaties of the "White man", Quana h decided to remain on the warpath, raiding in Texas and Mexico and ou t maneuvering Army Colonel Ronald S. Mackenzie and others. He was almo st killed during the attack on buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls in the T exas Panhandle in 1874. The U.S. Army was relentless in its Red Rive r campaign of 1874-75. Quanah's allies, the Quahada were weary and sta rving.

    Mackenzie appointed Quanah Parker as the chief of the Comanche shortl y after his surrender, but the older chiefs resented Parker?s youth, a nd his white blood in particular." And in 1892, when Quanah Parker sig ned the Jerome Agreement that broke up the reservation, the Comanche w ere split into two factions:
    (1). those who realized that all that could be done had been done fo r their nation; and
    (2). those who blamed Chief Parker for selling their country."

    -- Lone Star Internet, "Quanah Parker," http://www.lone-star.net/mall /texasinfo/quanah.htm
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    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 11 June, Apache, Kiowa & Coma nche Reservation, District 12, page 74A, Hse #744, Fam #749
    Parker, Quanah Head Ind M 1852 48 Married 24 yrs TX TX TX Farmer Own s Comanche Father Comanche Mother Comanche 1/2 White
    Parker, To nar sy Wife Ind M 1865 35 Married 24 yrs 1 children/- livi ng OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Wick e ah Old Wife Ind F 1860 40 Married 22 yrs 4 children/ - living OklaTerr TX OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Tope se up Dau Ind F 1894 6 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTer r Comanche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White
    Parker, Ho pah rah Mother-in-law W F 1810 90 Widow OklaTerr Unk Unk C omanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Chony Wife Ind F 1863 37 Married 24 yrs 4 children/2 living Ok laTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Honnie Dau Ind F 1892 8 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Com anche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White
    Parker, Mah Che to Wook Ki Wife Ind F 1862 38 Married 18 yrs 3 childre n/2 living OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Laura [Matches Bessie in other lists] Dau Ind F 1895 5 Singl e OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Topay Wife Ind F 1879 21 Married 6 yrs 1 children/1 living Okl aTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Parker, Kelsy Son W F [sic] 1 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanc he Comanche Comanche 1/4 White

    If we go by the birth states of the parents of the children, then Quan ah could not be the father of the children reported here. The enumera tor has erred in the birth place of the father of Tope se Up, Honnnie , Laura and Kelsey, which should have been Texas, not Oklahoma Territo ry.

    Next in the list is Weck-e-ah's daughter We-ra-ra or Weyodee with he r husband Tah-ma-ke-ra. Note that the enumerator has for some reaso n put the number of children born and living on the line for her husba nd instead of We rah ra.

    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 11 June, Apache, Kiowa & Coma nche Reservation, District 12, page 74A, Hse #744, Fam #749
    Tah ma ke ra Head Ind M 1876 24 Married 5 yrs 2 children/2 living Okla Terr OklaTerr OklaTerr Horse Herd [No rpt of ownership] Comanche Coman che Comanche
    We rah ra Wife Ind F 1880 20 Married 5 yrs no children rpt OklaTerr Ok laTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    Tah ma ke ra, Samuel Son Ind M 1896 4 OklaTerr OklaTerrOklaTerr Comanc he Comanche Comanche
    Tah ma ke ra, Saphio Dau Ind F 1898 2 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTer r Comanche Comanche Comanche

    In 1900 Quanah's sons with A-er-wuth-take-um are in a mission school o n the reservation. I see that the enumerator has reported Lenn and bo th his parents as Kiowas, but has it right for Thomas.

    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 1 June, Apache, Kiowa & Coman che Reservation, District 25, page 29B, Methvin Institute Mission Scho ol
    Parker, Lenn Pupil Ind M Oct 1890 9 OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Horse H erd [No rpt of ownership] Kiowa Father Kiowa Mother Kiowa [Should al l be Comanche]
    Parker, Thomas Pupil Ind M Mar 1893 6 OklaTerr OklaTerrOklaTerr Comanc he Comanche Comanche

    In the 1905 Comanche census, we have the only list I have seen in reco rds of his wives and some of their children in family groups together . Quanah is listed with 6 of his 7 wives and some of their children . On his memorial on Find A Grave, a 7th wife is reported, named Co-b y (1865-1913). In the list on Wikipedia, only 6 wives are reported, i ncluding Co-by, but leaving out Weck-e-ah. One source mentions that C o-by and Quanah were divorced.

    Another wife also was divorced from Quanah. In this 1905 census, th e last wife listed, A-er-wuth-take-um, mother of Len and Thomas, is li sted after the other wives with her second husband Sidney Mah-seet Tau m-mer-ra-da, with both her children with Quanah and three younger chid lren. The oldest child with the second husband's name, was 9 years ol d, and thus born about 1896. So A-er-wuth-take-um married her secon d husband Taum-mer-ra-da about 1895, meaning she divorced Quanah befor e that.

    1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma, 30 June, Kiowa Age ncy, Comanche Tribe, Page 22
    Ind Name Quanah Eng Name Quanah Parker Male Husband age 64
    Ind Name To-na-rcy Female Wife age 41
    Eng Name Esther Parker Female age 18

    Ind Name Ne-dah Eng Name Laura Parker Female age 23

    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

    Ind Name Cho-ny Female Mother age 43
    Eng Name Honnie Parker Female Daughter age 14

    Ind Name Tah-too-ah-rap Eng Name Baldwin Parker Male age 18

    Ind Name Mah-cheet-to-wook-ky Female Mother age 44
    Eng Name Bessie Parker Female Daughter age 11

    Eng Name White Parker Male age 18

    Ind Name To-pay Female Mother age 27
    Eng Name Kelsey Parker Male Son age 7
    Eng Name Culberson Parker Male Son age 1

    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

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 17 May, Quanah Townshi p, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 29, page 20A, Hse/Fa m #7
    Parker, Quanah Head M Ind 60 [b abt 1850] Marriage 2 Married unk yrs C omanche/OK Comanche/US White/TX 1/2 blood Farmer/Asst to Kiowa Agenc y English mother tongue Owns
    Parker, Tonarcy Wife F Ind 45 [b abt 1865] Marriage 1 Married unk yr s 1 child/0 living Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Full blood Coma nche mother tongue
    Parker, Topay Wife F Ind 38 [b abt 1872] Marriage 1 Married unk yr s 4 children/2 living Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Full blood C omanche mother tongue
    Parker, Kelsey Son M Ind 12 [b abt 1898] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/O K Comanche/OK 3/4 blood English mother tongue
    Parker, Chee Son M Ind 2 [b abt 1908] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/OK C omanche/OK 3/4 blood [no language rpt]
    Acofty Bro-in-law M Ind 60 [b abt 1850] Widowed Comanche/OK Comanche/ Unk Comanche/Unk Full blood Married 4 times Comanche mother tongue
    Wah woom ah yetahy Mother-in-law F Ind 70 [b abt 1840] Widow Comanche/ OK Comanche/Unk Comanche/Unk Full blood Married 4 times Comanche mothe r tongue
    Sah wan pe tipe Niece F Ind 13 [b abt 1897] Single Comanche/OK Comanch e/OK Comanche/OK Full blood English mother tongue

    Quanah's record reports this is his 2nd marriage. The 1900 census rep orts that he had been married to Tonarcy 24 years, to Weck-e-ah 22 yea rs. But Cynthia Ann, the daughter of Weck-e-ah, is reported to be Qua nah's first child. I do not have a confirmed name for Tonarcy's one c hild. This 1910 census tells us her child has died.

    Next door is Quanah's daughter with Weck-e-ah, Laura Ne-dah Birdsong.

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 17 May, Quanah Townshi p, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 29, page 20A, Hse/Fa m #6
    Birdsong, Aubra C Head M Ind 25 [b abt 1885] Marriage 1 Married 5 yr s White/MO White/MO Government Farmer, Kiowa Agency English mother ton gue Rents
    Birdsong, Laura P Wife F Ind 27 [b abt 1883] Marriage 1 Married 5 yr s 1 child/0 living Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK 3/4 blood Coman che mother tongue
    Birdsong, Anona Dau F Ind 4 [b abt 1906] Single Comanche/TX White/MO C omanche/OK 3/8 blood English mother tongue

    Quanah died in 1911. In the census that year, several of his wives an d children show up in their own households. We see here the mixed usa ge of English and Comanche names with individual family members.

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    1911 Indian Census Rolls, Kiowa Comanche and Apache Tribes, Oklahoma , 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 20

    1 To narcy 46 [b abt 1864] F Roll #1

    2 Laura Parker Birdsong (Nedah) Head 28 [b abt 1862] F Roll #1 1/2
    3 Anona A Birdsong Dau 6 [b abt 1905] F

    4 Weck e ah 51 [b abt 1860] F

    5 Ta too ah rup (Baldwin Parker) Head 23 M [b abt 1888] Roll #3 1/2
    6 Tab bo noid (Nora Goot se que tah) Wife 25 [b abt 1886] F
    7 Ollie Parker Dau 5 [b abt 1906] F
    8 Elmer Parker Son 3 [b abt 1908] M

    9 Mah cheet to wook ky Head 49 [b abt 1862] F Roll #4

    10 Mah cheet to wook ky Bessie (Parker) Head 23 [b abt 1888] M Roll # 4 1/2
    11 Theadore Ase nap Son [no age rptd] M

    12 Mah cheet to wook ky (White Parker) Head 33 [b abt 1878] M Roll # 4 1/2
    13 Bertha Parker Dau 12 [b abt 1898] M

    14 To pay Head 32 [b abt 1879] F Roll #5
    15 Kelsey To pay (Parker) Son 12 [b abt 1898] M
    16 Chee Parker Son 4 [b abt 1907] M

    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]

    20 Tit tah (Thomas Parker) 19 M Roll #6 1/2
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    Quanah Parker
    Quahada Comanche 1890-1911

    Born 1845 or 1852
    Died February 23, 1911 Quanah Parker Star House, Cache, Oklahoma

    Comanche leader to bring the Quahada band into Fort Sill
    Founder of the Native American Church & peyote religion
    Cause of death Heart failure by rheumatism

    Buried (reinterred) Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

    Spouse(s) Chony, Mah-Chetta-Wookey, Ah-Uh-Wuth-Takum, Coby, Toe-Pay, a nd Tonarcy

    Parents :
    Peta Nocona
    Cynthia Ann Parker

    Relatives
    Po-bish-e-quasho "Iron Jacket," John Parker, James W. Parker, Daniel P arker, John Richard Parker

    Quanah Parker (ca. 1845 or 1852 - February 23, 1911) was Comanche/Engl ish-American from the Comanche band Noconis ("wanderers" or "travelers "), and emerged as a dominant figure, particularly after the 'Comanche s' final defeat. He was one of the last Comanche chiefs. The US appoin ted Quanah principal chief of the entire nation once the people had ga thered on the reservation and later introduced general elections. Quan ah was a Comanche chief, a leader in the Native American Church, and t he last leader of the powerful Quahadi band before they surrendered th eir battle of the Great Plains and went to a reservation in Indian Ter ritory. He was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann P arker, an English-American, who had been kidnapped at the age of nin e and assimilated into the tribe. Quanah Parker also led his people o n the reservation, where he became a wealthy rancher and influential i n Comanche and European American society.

    -- Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quanah_Parker
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    His memorial on Find a Grave reports the grave on the new marker place d upon his reinterment in Ft Sill Military Cemetery, Ft Sill, Oklahoma .

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    Quanah Parker
    Birth 1845
    Death Feb 23, 1911

    Native American Folk Figure. He is often referred to as the last Chie f of the Comanches, but the truth of the matter is that the Comanche p eople never elected him as a chief. In fact there was no such thing a s Chief of the Comanches. Each band of Comanches had their own chief . After the surrender of the Comanche people and their placement on th e reservation, Colonel Ranald S Mackenzie appointed him Chief of Coman ches. He was the son of Peta Nacona, a noted fierce Comanche chief, an d Cynthia Ann Parker, a white woman captured by the Comanches. Quana h refused to sign the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867 and went on a sava ge eight year war against the whites.

    It has been said that he never lost a battle with the white man durin g those years. In 1874, he had his closest brush with death when he wa s shot twice by buffalo hunters in a battle at Adobe Wells. In the yea r 1875 it became very clear to Quanah that the white people were far t oo numerous and too well armed to be defeated. Mackenzie sent Jacob J . Sturm, a physician and post interpreter, to solicit Quanah's surrend er. Sturm found Quanah, whom he called "a young man of much influenc e with his people," and pleaded his case. Quanah rode to a mesa, wher e he saw a wolf come toward him, howl and trot away to the northeast . Overhead, an eagle "glided lazily and then whipped his wings in th e direction of Fort Sill."

    This was a sign, Quanah thought, and on June 2, 1875, he and his ban d surrendered at Fort Sill in present-day Oklahoma. The Comanches wer e placed on a reservation in southwestern Oklahoma The reservation age nts saw it as their duty to eliminate all Native American cultures an d replace them with the ways of the white man. Quanah refused to giv e up his multiple wives and to cease the use of peyote. He also negoti ated grazing rights with Texas cattlemen, and he invested in railroads . After his appointment as chief, the older chiefs resented his yout h and particularly resented his white blood. When he signed the Jerom e Agreement in 1892, the tribe was split into two factions; those wh o thought all that could be done had been done; and those who blamed P arker for selling their country.

    He invested wisely, owned a large, beautiful home in Cache, Oklahoma k nown as the Star House. He had five wives and twenty-five children. H e was the wealthiest Indian in the United States. He was highly respec ted by white people and hunted with Theodore Roosevelt. When he died i n 1911, he was buried next to his mother and sister in the Post Oak Ce metery in Oklahoma. In 1957, all three bodies were relocated to the Ch ief's Knoll in the Fort Sill Cemetery, in Lawton, Oklahoma. (bio by: T om Todd)

    Parents:
    Peta Nocona (1820 - 1864)
    Cynthia Ann Parker (1827 - 1870)

    Spouses:
    Weckeah Parker (____ - 1923)
    Takewm Aerwuth (1853 - 1948)
    Maheheet-To-Wook-Ky (1862 - 1914)
    Cho ny (1863 - 1913)
    To-Nar-Cy (1864 - 1931)
    Coby (1865 - 1919)
    Topay (1870 - 1963)

    Children:
    Bessie Parker Asenap (____ - 1927)
    Lena Parker
    Esther Parker Tabbyyetchy (____ - 1919)
    Goverson Parker
    Cynthia Ann Parker Cox (1873 - 1946)
    Neda P Parker Birdsong (1877 - 1968)
    Knox A Beall (1878 - 1958) [adopted]
    Weyodee Parker Tahmahkera (1880 - 1965)
    Honnie Parker (1882 - 1919)
    Harold Parker (1883 - 1902)
    Wanada Parker Page (1887 - 1970)
    White Parker (1887 - 1956)
    Johnnie Parker (1887 - 1922)
    Baldwin Parker (1887 - 1963)
    Len Parker (1888 - 1960)
    Thomas Parker (1889 - 1975)
    Mary Pache Parker Clark (1890 - 1952)
    Alice Parker Purdy (1894 - 1971)
    Kelsey Topay Parker (1899 - 1921)

    Burial Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma

    Maintained by Find A Grave, Record added: Jan 01, 2001
    -- Find A Grave Memorial #1371, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg. cgi?page=gr&GRid=1371
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    Quanah adopted Knox A Beall.

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    Knox A Beall
    Birth Jan 3, 1878
    Death Jan 29, 1958

    Adopted Son of Quanah Parker. He is mentioned in the following article ,
    http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/NA/nale1.txt

    Here is another story about Knox Beall,
    http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/pioneer/papers/10532%20Beall.pdf

    Parents Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)

    Burial Cache Cemetery, Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma

    Created by Cokeman2 Jun 12, 2010
    -- Find A Grave Memorial #53587798, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin /fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53587798
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    Father: Peta Wanderer Peautachnoconne NOCONA b: 1820 in Llano Estacado, Comancheria, Texas, New Spain
    Mother: Cynthia Ann Naduah PARKER b: 29 OCT 1827 in Crawford County, Illinois

    Marriage 1 TO-PAY b: 1879 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands
    • Married: 1900 census - married 6 years; This Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservatio n had originally been cut out of Unassigned Lands and became part of O klahoma Territory 2 May 1890. It was incorporated in the State of Okl ahoma 16 November 1907. ABT 1894 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory 14
    Children
    1. Has No Children Chee PARKER b: ABT 1908 in Comanche County, Oklahoma
    2. Has No Children Kelsey To-pay PARKER b: 20 JUN 1898 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory
    3. Has No Children Goverson PARKER b: 1904 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory
    4. Has No Children Lena PARKER b: AFT MAY 1910

    Marriage 2 MAH-CHEET-TO-WOOK-KY b: 1862 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory
    • Married: 1900 census - married 18 years ABT 1882 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands 15
    Children
    1. Has Children White Mah-cheet-to-wook-ky PARKER b: ABT 1878 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory
    2. Has Children Bessie Mah-cheet-to-wook-ky PARKER b: 1895 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory

    Marriage 3 A-ER-WUTH-TAKE-UM b: 1853 in Comancheria, Chickasaw Nation
    • Married: date est on basis of birth of Laura in abt 1882 ABT 1881
    • Divorced: BEF 1905 in Based on age of first child with second husband, Mary Taum-mer-ra-da. Mary was age 9 in 1905, thus born about 1896 16
    Children
    1. Has Children Len Nehio PARKER b: OCT 1890 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory
    2. Has No Children Thomas Tit-tah PARKER b: MAR 1893 in near Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma
    3. Has Children Laura Ne-dah PARKER b: ABT 1882 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands
    4. Has No Children Esther Sunrise PARKER b: ABT 1887 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory

    Marriage 4 Weck-e-ah Yellow BEAR b: ABT 1859 in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • Married: 1900 census - married 22 years ABT 1878 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands 11
    Children
    1. Has No Children We-rah-re Weyodee PARKER b: 1880 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands
    2. Has No Children Alice Tope-se-up PARKER b: 4 JAN 1894 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory
    3. Has No Children Mary Pbutsi Pache PARKER b: 15 APR 1890 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands
    4. Has Children Cynthia Ann Nau-Nocca PARKER b: FEB 1873 in Adobe Wells, Hutchinson, Texas
    5. Has No Children Wanada Woon-ar-dy PARKER b: ABT 1887 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands

    Marriage 5 CHO-NY b: 1863
    • Married: ABT 1896 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory
    Children
    1. Has No Children Harold Pah-ko PARKER b: 1883
    2. Has Children Baldwin Tah-too-ah-rap PARKER b: DEC 1887 in Fort Sill, Comanche, Oklahoma
    3. Has No Children Honnie PARKER b: 1892 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory

    Marriage 6 TO-NAR-CY b: 1865 in Comancheria, Unassigned Lands
    • Married: ABT 1876 11

    Marriage 7 CO-BY b: 1865 in Comancheria, Unassigned Lands
    • Divorced: Date based on birth of son with 2nd marriage to John Aseatamy, Tomm y 2 July 1894 ABT 1893 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory 17 18
    • Married: Year of marriage based on birth of son Johnnie about 1887 ABT 1886 in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory 18
    Children
    1. Has No Children Johnnie PARKER b: 1887 in Comanche Reservation, Unassigned Lands

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
      Page: 17 May, Quanah Township, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 29, page 20A, Hse/Fam #7
      Text: Parker, Quanah Head M Ind 60 [b abt 1850] Marriage 2 Married unk yrs C omanche/OK Comanche/US White/TX 1/2 blood Farmer/Asst to Kiowa Agenc y English mother tongue Owns; Parker, Topay Wife F Ind 38 [b abt 1872 ] Marriage 1 Married unk yrs 4 children/2 living Comanche/OK Comanche/ OK Comanche/OK Full blood Comanche mother tongue; Parker, Kelsey So n M Ind 12 [b abt 1898] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK 3/ 4 blood English mother tongue; Parker, Chee Son M Ind 12 [b abt 1898 ] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK 3/4 blood [no language rp td] [Infant Goverson not mentioned] p, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 29, page 20A, Hse/Fa m #7. Parker, Quanah Head M Ind 60 [b abt 1850] Marriage 2 Married un k yrs Comanche/OK Comanche/US White/TX 1/2 blood Farmer/Asst to Kiow a Agency English mother tongue Owns; Parker, Topay Wife F Ind 38 [b a bt 1872] Marriage 1 Married unk yrs 4 children/2 living Comanche/OK Co manche/OK Comanche/OK Full blood Comanche mother tongue; Parker, Kels ey Son M Ind 12 [b abt 1898] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/O K 3/4 blood English mother tongue; Parker, Chee Son M Ind 12 [b abt 1 898] Single Comanche/OK Comanche/OK Comanche/OK 3/4 blood [no languag e rpt].
    2. Title: Find a Grave Memorial Registry
      Text: Quanah Parker, Birth 1845, Death Feb. 23, 1911; Spouses: Weckeah Par ker (____ - 1923), Takewm Aerwuth (1853 - 1948), Maheheet-To-Wook-K y (1862 - 1914), Cho ny (1863 - 1913), To-Nar-Cy (1864 - 1931), Co by (1865 - 1919), Topay (1870 - 1963) -- Find A Grave Memorial #137 1, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1371
    3. Title: Encyclopedia of World Biography
      Page: "Quanah Parker"
      Text: "Quanah Parker was born to Peta Nocona, a Quahadi (Kwahado, Quahada) C omanche war leader, and Cynthia Ann Parker, a white woman who had bee n captured by the Comanche and raised as an Indian. ... She and her br other were adopted by the Natives, but her brother apparently died soo n after. ... In her middle teens, Cynthia married Peta Nocona. About 1 852 (some sources say as early as 1845), Quanah was born to them as th eir band camped at Cedar Lake, Texas" -- http://www.encyclopedia.com /topic/Quanah_Parker.aspx
    4. Title: Ancestry.Com Discussion Boards
      Page: "Rudolph Fischer, Indian Captive"
      Text: "Cathie, two of Rudolph Fischer's daughters by Kahchacha (Bertie and H elen) married two of Quanah Parker's sons (Len and Thomas). Everythin g that I was able to learn about Fischer I incorporated into my book ' The Captured'" -- Scott Zesch, http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/sur names.fischer/717.2.1.1.2/mb.ashx
    5. Title: Wikipedia
      Text: "She married Peta Nocona, a chieftain. ... The couple had three childr en, famed Comanche chief Quanah Parker, another son named Pecos (Pecan ), and a daughter named Topsannah (Prairie Flower)" -- http://en.wik ipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_Parker
    6. Author: Ancestry.com
      Title: U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940
      Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 200 7;
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com

      Page: Year: 1905; Roll: M595_213; Line: 1; Agency: Kiowa Indian
    7. Title: 1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
      Page: 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Page 22
      Text: Ind Name Quanah Eng Name Quanah Parker Male Husband age 64; Ind Nam e To-nar-cy Female Wife age 41
    8. Title: 1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
      Page: 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Page 22
      Text: Ind Name Ne-dah Eng Name Laura Parker Female age 23 [b abt 1882]; fat her: Ind Name Quanah Eng Name Quanah Parker Male Husband age 64
    9. Author: Ancestry.com
      Title: U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
      Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2 012;
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com

      Text: Quanah Parker, Death 23 Feb 1911, Reinterment Burial 9 Aug 1957 Fort S ill National Cemetery, Elgin, Comanche, Oklahoma
    10. Title: Handbook of Texas History Online
      Text: "Cynthia remained with the Indians for almost twenty-five years. ... S he had married Peta Nocona and eventually had two sons, Quanah Parke r and Pecos, and a daughter, Topsannah" -- Margaret Schmidt Hacker , "PARKER, CYNTHIA ANN," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/art icles/fpa18
    11. Title: 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
      Page: 11 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 12, page 74A, Hse #744, Fam #749
      Text: Parker, Quanah Head Ind M 1852 48 Married 24 yrs TX TX TX Farmer Own s Comanche Father Comanche Mother Comanche 1/2 White; Parker, To na r sy Wife Ind M 1865 35 Married 24 yrs 1 children/- living OklaTerr C omanche Comanche Comanche; Parker, Wick e ah Old Wife Ind F 1860 4 0 Married 22 yrs 4 children/- living OklaTerr TX OklaTerr Comanche Com anche Comanche; Parker, Tope se up Dau Ind F 1894 6 Single OklaTer r OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White
    12. Title: Encyclopedia.com
      Text: "February 25th, 1911, Quanah Parker died at the Star House, Tonarcy a t his side. Despite criticism during his life from traditional Comanch e, Quanah Parker was so revered that the procession to his resting pla ce was said to be over a mile long. After a Christian service in a loc al church, Quanah was buried next to his mother's and sister's reinter red remains in Cache County, Oklahoma. ... Quanah Parker, Cynthia Ann , and Topsannah were all moved to Ft. Sill Military Cemetery in 1957. " -- "Quanah Parker," http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Quanah_Par ker.aspx
    13. Title: Encyclopedia of World Biography
      Text: "Quanah Parker ... he took to his bed, suffering from heart trouble. O n February 25th, 1911, Quanah Parker died at the Star House, Tonarcy a t his side.... After a Christian service in a local church, Quanah wa s buried next to his mother's and sister's reinterred remains in Cach e County, Oklahoma. ... The Parkers ritually cleaned and then reburie d him. Quanah Parker, Cynthia Ann, and Topsannah were all moved to Ft . Sill Military Cemetery in 1957" -- http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic /Quanah_Parker.aspx
    14. Title: 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
      Page: 11 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 12, page 74A, Hse #744, Fam #749
      Text: Parker, Quanah Head Ind M 1852 48 Married 24 yrs TX TX TX Farmer Own s Comanche Father Comanche Mother Comanche 1/2 White; Parker, Topay W ife Ind F 1879 21 Married 6 yrs 1 children/1 living OklaTerr OklaTer r OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche; Parker, Kelsy Son W F [sic] 18 99 1 Single OklaTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche 1/ 4 White
    15. Title: 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
      Page: 11 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 12, page 74A, Hse #744, Fam #749
      Text: Parker, Quanah Head Ind M 1852 48 Married 24 yrs TX TX TX Farmer Own s Comanche Father Comanche Mother Comanche 1/2 White; Parker, Mah Ch e to Wook Ki Wife Ind F 1862 38 Married 18 yrs 3 children/2 living Okl aTerr OklaTerr OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche; Parker, Laura [Ma tches Bessie in other lists] Dau Ind F 1895 5 Single OklaTerr OklaTer r OklaTerr Comanche Comanche Comanche
    16. Title: 1905 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma
      Page: 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Page 22
      Text: Eng Name Mary Taum-mer-ra-da Female Dau 9; parents: Taum-mer-ra-d a Eng Name Sidney Mah-seet Male Husband 36; A-er-wuth-take-u m Female wife 41
    17. Title: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
      Text: Tommy Aseatamy, BORN 2 Jul 1894, Died Jul 1975, Last Residence Lawton , Comanche, Oklahoma 73501; SSN 445-52-1623 issued Oklahoma (1966)
    18. Title: Find a Grave Memorial Registry
      Text: Coby, Birth 1865, Death Jun. 4, 1919; After Coby was no longer marrie d to Quanah Parker she married John Aseatamy (Comanche John) and had t wo more sons, Tommy and Albert Aseatamy. Spouse Quanah Parker (184 5 - 1911), Children Johnnie Parker (1887 - 1922) -- Find A Grave Me morial #50067705, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr& ;GRid=50067705
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