Brian Wilson

by madman on March 7, 2016

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Birth Name: Brian Douglas Wilson

Place of Birth: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 20, 1942

Ethnicity: Swedish (paternal grandmother), English, Dutch, German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French

Brian Wilson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is a member of the band The Beach Boys, which also includes/included his brothers Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson, his cousin Mike Love, as well as Al Jardine.

Brian is the son of Audree Neva (Korthof) and Murry Gage Wilson, a musician and record producer. Brian’s brothers, Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson, were also in the band. He is married to model Melinda Ledbetter. Brian has five children with Melinda, and two children, musicians Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson, with his former wife, Marilyn Rovell.

Brian’s paternal grandfather was William Coral Wilson (the son of William Henry Wilson and Alta Lenora Chitwood). Brian’s great-grandfather William was the son of George Washington Wilson and Mary Margret Bailey. Alta was the daughter of Green Lee Chitwood and Ruth Chaffin. Green’s mother had Scottish ancestry.

Brian’s paternal grandmother was Edith Sophia Stohle/Sthole (the daughter of Carl Johan Stål, later Charles J. Sthole, and of Mary Amelia Lindholm). Edith was born in Kansas. Carl was born in Högsby, Småland, Sweden, the son of Adolf Fredrik Stål and Lovisa Adolfsdotter. Mary Amelia was born in Illinois, to Swedish parents.

Brian’s maternal grandfather was Carl Arie Korthof (the son of Arthur/Aart Korthof/Korthoff and Amelia “Molly” Prignitz). Arthur was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the son of Gerrit Korthof/Korthoff and Sophia Kaarls. Amelia was the daughter of Christian Prignitz, who was German, and of Caroline Louise Christiane Behnke, who was born in Mecklenburg, Germany.

Brian’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Edna “Betty” Finney (the daughter of Albert H. Finney and Elnora Brass). Albert was the son of Eli Barnum Finney and Ellen Celia Cogan/Coughlin, who was born in Ireland. Elnora was the daughter of Almond Ranson Brass, who was born in Leeds, Canada, and of Paulina.

Sources: Family histories of Brian Wilson (in Swedish) – https://www.hd.se
https://www.hd.se

Genealogies of Brian Wilson – http://www.geni.com
https://familysearch.org
http://www.wikitree.com
http://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Brian’s father – http://www.findagrave.com

Brian’s paternal grandmother, Edith Sophia Stohle/Sthole, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Prphotos.com

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madman December 17, 2017 at 12:44 am

Brian’s paternal grandmother was Edith Sophia Stohle/Sthole (the daughter of Carl Johan Stål, later Charles J. Sthole, and Mary Amelia Lindholm). Carl was born in Högsby, Småland, Sweden, the son of Adolf Fredrik Stål and Lovisa Adolfsdotter. Mary Amelia was born in Illinois, to Swedish parents.

https://www.hd.se/2010-07-30/slaktmote-med-the-beach-boys
https://www.hd.se/2010-11-08/beach-boys-slakten-vaxer

andrew December 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm
andrew March 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

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