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Eugene Simon

by follers on September 21, 2017

Birth Name: Eugene Michael Simon

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 11 June, 1992

Ethnicity: English, Irish

Eugene Simon is an English actor.

Eugene’s paternal grandfather was named Arthur G. Simon.

Eugene’s maternal grandfather was Major Michael Robert Horace Stopford (the son of Commander Robert Maurice Stopford and Elsie Helen Lawson). Robert was the son of Lt.-Col. Horace Robert Stopford and Marguerite Louisa Greathed MacDowell. Elsie was the daughter of Captain Francis William Lawson.

Eugene’s maternal grandmother was Megan Williams (the daughter of Arthur Reyner Williams).

Sources: Genealogies of Eugene Simon – http://www.thepeerage.com
https://www.geni.com

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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

by follers on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Marion La Follette

Date of Birth: June 14, 1855

Place of Birth: Primrose, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Death: June 18, 1925

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Ethnicity: English, some French, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Robert M. La Follette, Sr. was an American politician, known a “Fighting Bob”. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1891, Governor of Wisconsin, from January 7, 1901 to January 1, 1906, and a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from January 4, 1906 to June 18, 1925.

He was the Progressive Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1924, winning one state, Wisconsin. He founded the party. He was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924.

Robert was the son of Mary Buchanan (Ferguson) and Josiah La Follette.

He was married to women’s suffrage, peace, and Civil Rights activist Belle Case La Follette. They had four children, including Fola La Follette, a suffrage and labor activist, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from 1925 to 1947, and Philip La Follette, who was Governor of Wisconsin, from 1931 to 1933, and again from 1935 to 1939.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Jesse LaFollette (the son of Joseph Jacob La Follette and Phoebe Goble). Joseph was born in Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France, the son of Jean Du Follette/La Follette and Marie Nemo. Phoebe was the daughter of Judge Robert Goble and Mary C. Malatiah.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Mary Polly Lee (the daughter of Charles Lee and Abigail Crafford). Charles was the son of Richard Lee and Mary Rose.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was John Ferguson (the son of John Ferguson and Phoebe Hill Barrow). Robert’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Ferguson and Elizabeth “Betty” LeMaster. Phoebe was the daughter of William W. Barrow and Amy Lee.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Mary Green.

Source: Genealogy of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. – https://www.geni.com

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Bob Dornan

by follers on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Kenneth Dornan

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 3, 1933

Ethnicity: Irish

Bob Dornan is an American politician, actor, and radio host. A Republican, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1983, and again from January 3, 1985 to January 3, 1997.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1996.

Bob is the son of Gertrude Consuelo (McFadden) and Harry Joseph Dornan.

Bob is married to Sallie Hansen, with whom he has five children.

Bob’s paternal grandparents were William Dornan (the son of Patrick Dornan) and Mary Hyland. William was Irish. Mary was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Bob’s maternal grandparents were James Frederick McFadden (the son of Fergus Fredrick McFadden and Mary Ennis). James was born in Pennsylvania. Fergus was born in Donegal, Ireland, the son of Owen “John” McFadden and Johanna “Jane” Coyle. Mary was the daughter of Irish parents, John Ennis and Sarah Ann Kelly.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Cecilia “Kate” McDonough (the daughter of Owen McDonough and Catherine C. Scanlon).

Sources: Bob’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Bob’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Bob’s maternal grandparents, James Frederick McFadden and Catherine Cecilia “Kate” McDonough – https://www.familysearch.org

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Sam Yorty

by follers on September 14, 2017

Birth Name: Samuel William Yorty

Date of Birth: October 1, 1909

Place of Birth: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Death: June 5, 1998

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*Irish (mother)

Sam Yorty was an American politician. As a member of the Democratic Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, from January 3, 1951 to January 3, 1955, and Mayor of Los Angeles, from July 1, 1961 to July 1, 1973. He later became a Republican.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1964 and 1972.

Sam was the son of Johanna (Egan) and Frank Patrick Yorty. His father was of German descent. His mother was Irish, from Tipperary. He was married to Elizabeth Hensel, with whom he had a son.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Samuel P. Yorty (the son of Johannes Yorty and Maria Magdalena Reinoehl). Johannes was the son of John Yorty and Lise Elizabeth Light. Maria Margdalena was the daughter of John George Henry Reinoehl and Elizabeth/Eliza Catharine Meilly.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Mary Amelia Wentz.

Sam’s maternal grandparents were William Egan (the son of Edward Egan) and Johanna Hayes (the daughter of Henry Hayes and Anne Noonan).

Source: Sam Yorty on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Ernest Hollings

by follers on September 14, 2017

Birth Name: Ernest Frederick Hollings

Place of Birth: Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 1, 1922

Ethnicity: German

Ernest Hollings, also known as Fritz Hollings, is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he was Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, from January 18, 1955 to January 20, 1959, Governor of South Carolina, from January 20, 1959 to January 15, 1963, and a U.S. Senator from South Carolina, from November 9, 1966 to January 3, 2005.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1984.

Ernest is the son of Wilhelmine Dorothea (Meyer) and Adolph Gevert Hollings.

Ernest was married to Rita Liddy, until her death. He has six children with his first wife, Martha Patricia Salley.

Ernest’s paternal grandparents were Adolph F. D. Hollings and Anna R. Dorothea Hollings.

Source: Ernest Hollings on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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