Aretha Franklin

by madman on February 7, 2016

22nd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Birth Name: Aretha Louise Franklin

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 25, 1942

Ethnicity: African-American

Aretha Franklin is an American singer, musician, and actress. She is the daughter of Barbara Vernice (Siggers), a gospel singer, and The Rev. Clarence LaVaughn “C.L.” Franklin (born Walker), a Baptist minister and civil rights activist.

A picture of Aretha’s parents can be seen here.

Aretha’s paternal grandparents were Willie Walker and Rachel Pittman (the daughter of Elijah J. Pittman and Willie Ann).

Aretha’s maternal grandfather was named Samuel Siggers.

Sources: Genealogies of Aretha Franklin (focusing on her father’s side) –

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andrew January 29, 2017 at 1:19 pm
andrew August 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Aretha’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Siggers

this could be him on Census:

Aretha’s parents:

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