Birth Name: Robert Tray Kimball
Place of Birth: Orange, Texas, United States
Date of Birth: March 29, 1947
Ethnicity: German, English, along with Cajun [French, Breton, remote Mi’kmaq First Nations], Scottish, Irish, French, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/64th Spanish
Bobby Kimball is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is known as the original lead singer of the rock band Toto. The band’s members also include or previously included Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, and Joseph Williams.
Bobby is the son of Ruby Mae (Frenzel) and Floyd William “Willie” Kimball. He was born in Orange, Texas, and raised in Vinton, Louisiana.
Bobby’s paternal grandfather was William B. Kimball (the son of James David Kimball and Georgia Roseilee Rogillio). William was born in Louisiana. James was the son of John Jackey Stanaland Kimball and Eunice Stanley. Georgia was the daughter of George W./E. Rogillio and Sarah F. Murphy.
Bobby’s paternal grandmother was Madge Mae Walker (the daughter of Otis Elmer Walker and Ida Belle Cora Crouch). Madge was born in Louisiana. Otis was the son of Thomas Jefferson Walker and Elizabeth C. Brooks. Ida was the daughter of Montgomery McCall Crouch and Susanna Elizabeth Williamson.
Bobby’s maternal grandfather was Edward Cristian/Christian Frenzel (the son of Frank Frenzel and Adella Miller). Edward was born in Louisiana. Frank and Adella were both born in Louisiana, both of them to German parents.
Bobby’s maternal grandmother was Pearl F. White (the daughter of Thomas D. White and Elodie “Lo” Granger). Pearl was born in Louisiana. Thomas was the son of Robert White and Nicy Harris. Elodie was the daughter of Joseph Villeneuve “Vean” Granger, who was Cajun (and also had some English ancestry), and of Sarah Ann Lee.
Sources: Genealogy of Bobby’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Bobby’s paternal great-great-grandfather, George W./E. Rogillio (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Madge Mae Walker – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Bobby Kimball (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Bobby’s maternal grandfather, Edward Cristian/Christian Frenzel, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Bobby’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://old.findagrave.com