This was originally posted on April 29, 2014.
I am still hunting down information on Herbert Yernipcut, and I keep coming up surprised.
Herbert and his wife Carrie welcomed their first daughter on September 6, 1917, most likely in Caddo County, Oklahoma. They named her Veronica Myrtle Yernipcut.
On June 21, 1918 Herbert Yernipcut met with John Peabody Harrington, an incredible linguist and ethnographer. Six pages of random Comanche words/phrases were produced and I was lucky enough to find them. I was hoping to transcribe the pages, but I have not yet received permission from the Smithsonian Institute to do so, but I hope to hear from them soon regarding the matter. At the top of the page, however, is listed Herbert’s name, the date, and “Comanche voc.”
Nine days after meeting with Harrington, Herbert and Veronica were recorded on the Comanche Indian rolls; however, Carrie was not recorded with them since she was Wichita, and, therefore, enumerated with her tribe.
1918 US Indian Roll, Comanche, Numbers 360-361
(Herbert Wahperche) Yernipcut, head, born 1892, male
Veronica Myrtle Yernipcut, daughter, born 1917, female
Sadly, little Veronica died on April 3, 1919 at 1 year, 6 months, 28 days. She is buried at She is buried at Rock Springs Cemetery, Gracemont, Caddo County, Oklahoma, Find A Grave Memorial# 56087335.
A month and a half later, on May 17, 1919, Herbert and Carrie welcomed their second daughter, Phillis Yernipcut. Unfotunately, Phillis passed at ten-days old. She, too, is buried at Rock Springs Cemetery, Gracemont, Caddo County, Oklahoma, Find A Grave Memorial# 56087290.
1919 US Indian Roll, Comanche, Number 366
Yernipcut (Herbert Wahperche), head, born 1892, male
On May 10, 1920, Herbert and Carrie had a son and named him Phillip Roderick Yernipcut. He appears on the 1920 Indian roll with Herbert.
1920 US Indian Roll, Comanche, Numbers 371-371 1/2
Yer-nip-cut (Herbert Wahperche(, head, born 1892, male
Phillip Yern-ip-cut, son, born 1920, male
After Phillip was born Herbert and Carrie had five more children:
William Hendrix Yernipcut (June 5, 1922)
Winifred Portia Yernipcut (March 28, 1924)
Frances Elizabeth Yernipcut (ca. 1927..have been unable to locate)
Ramona Marie Yernipcut (April 2, 1930)
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1929 US Indian Roll, Comanche, Numbers 3958-3962
Yernipcut (Herbert Nahperche), male, born 1892, full-blood, married, head
Phillip Yernipcut, male, born 1920, full-blood, single, son
William H Yernipcut, male, born 1922, full-blood, single, son
Winifred Yernipcut, female, born 1924, full-blood, single, daughter
Frances Elizabeeth Yernipcut, female, born 1927, full-blood, single, daughter
To be continued…