Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Purdys in:
 • Highland Cemetery
 • Lawton
 • Comanche County
 • Oklahoma
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Alice "Topeseup" Parker Purdy
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 4, 1894
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1971
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA

The following obituary is from Lisa Stalnaker (#46893021):

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. 
Family links: 
  Quanah Parker (1845 - 1911)
  Weckeah Parker (____ - 1923)
  Stanwood White Moon (1910 - 1911)*
  Goverson Parker**
  Esther Parker Tabbyyetchy (____ - 1919)**
  Bessie Parker Asenap (____ - 1927)**
  Lena Parker**
  Cynthia Ann Parker Cox (1873 - 1946)*
  Laura Neda Parker Birdsong (1877 - 1968)**
  Knox A. Beall (1878 - 1958)**
  Weyodee Parker Tahmahkera (1880 - 1965)*
  Honnie Parker (1882 - 1919)**
  Harold Parker (1883 - 1902)**
  Baldwin Parker (1887 - 1963)**
  Johnnie Parker (1887 - 1922)**
  Wanada Parker Page (1887 - 1970)*
  White Parker (1887 - 1956)**
  Len Parker (1888 - 1960)**
  Thomas Parker (1889 - 1975)**
  Mary Pache Parker Clark (1890 - 1952)*
  Alice Parker Purdy (1894 - 1971)
  Kelsey Topay Parker (1899 - 1921)**
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Indian Section
Created by: Trapper John
Record added: Jan 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64986369
Alice Topeseup <i>Parker</i> Purdy
Added by: Trapper John
Alice Topeseup <i>Parker</i> Purdy
Added by: Trapper John
Alice Topeseup <i>Parker</i> Purdy
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Trapper John
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Carol Hoch
 Added: Sep. 14, 2013

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Apr. 4, 2013

 Added: Apr. 2, 2011
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service