Alice “Topeseup” Purdy (Parker)

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About Alice “Topeseup” Purdy (Parker)

Daughter of Chief Quanah Parker
The Comanche Nation

The Lawton Constitution
Tuesday, August 24, 1971
Page 9, column 4

Alice Parker Purdy

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. today in Becker Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Parker Purdy, 77, one of three surviving children of the famed Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. She died Monday after being hospitalized a week.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Comanche Reformed Church. Rev. Robert Chaat, pastor, will officiate at both services. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery

Born Jan. 4, 1894, in Cache, she had lived all her life in this area. She was the daughter of Chief Quanah and his wife Wechiah. She had made her home in recent years with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Bradley, 414 Ferris, and had spent three overseas tours with them.

She was adept at Indian handwork, especially with buckskin and bead craft, and had assisted the government field nurse as an interpreter. She was a charter member of Comanche Reformed Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School.

Survivors in addition to her daughter include one sister, Mrs. Wanada Page, Orrlando Nursing Home; one brother, Tom Parker, Apache; three grandchildren, Robert and Hawana Bradley and Mrs. Cynthia Ann Grandbergs, all of Lawton, and three great-grandchildren.

Chief Quanah brought his Quohada band of Comanches i to the Fort Sill reservation area in the mid-1870s.

Obituary is from Lisa Stalnaker (#46893021):

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Alice “Topeseup” Purdy (Parker)'s Timeline

January 4, 1894
Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
July 26, 1910
August 23, 1971
Age 77
Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA