What happened to Charlie Parker's relatives? Here's what I've been able to piece together rather quickly. Can you help fill in the blanks?
Mother - Addie Parker - Born 1891, died 1967
Father - Charles Parker, Sr. - This site says he died of a stabbing in 1940
First Wife - Rebecca (Ruffin) Parker Davis - She was said to be 4 years older than Charlie, which would mean she was born about 1916 [edit: the Ebony article says she and Charlie were the same age]. I can't find a reference to her having died. This Ebony article from 1989 is based in part on an interview with her, contains a contemporaneous photo (on page 130), and says she was then a retired dress designer living in a suburb of Los Angeles. [Edit: if she is still alive and was born the same year as Charlie (1920), she would turn 90 sometime this year.]
Second Wife - Geraldine (Scott) Parker - The Ebony article above says she died in the early 1980s.
Third Wife - Doris (Sydnor) Parker - Died January 2000 at age 77 in Manhattan
Fourth Wife - Chan (Richardson) Parker - Died 9/9/1999 at age 74 in France.
Leon F. Parker, son by Rebecca - Died in 2004 at age 66 in Colorado. The brief obit notes that he was survived by three children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. [Edit: I just realized the list of survivors doesn't include Rebecca, which implies that she had already died.]
Kim Parker, step-daughter and possibly adopted daughter (daughter of Chan's) - Born 1946, evidently still alive
Pree Parker, daughter by Chan - Born 1951, died in 1953
Baird Parker, son by Chan - Born 1952, evidently still alive and residing in Pennsylvania.
There's a picture here of each of Charlie's four wives and his mother. It also says Parker died broke and four years later his estate was worth $100,000 (about $750,000 in current dollars). Sound fishy to anyone other than me?