Birth Name: William Clark Gable
Date of Birth: February 1, 1901
Place of Birth: Cadiz, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Death: November 16, 1960
Place of Birth: West Hollywood, California
Ethnicity: German, Irish, some Swiss-German, remote Belgian
Clark Gable was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for It Happened One Night (1934).
He was the son of Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable. Clark was married to actress Carole Lombard until her death. Clark’s father was of German, some Swiss-German, distant Irish, and remote Belgian, descent, with some roots in Rhineland-Palatinate. His mother was of German and Irish ancestry.
Clark’s paternal grandfather was Charles Gable (the son of John George Gable and Sarah Frankenfield). John was the son of George Gable and Catherine. Sarah was the daughter of Johann/John Philip Frankenfield and Cadarena/Catherine/Catharine Haupt.
Clark’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Ann Stainbrook (the daughter of Jacob Stainbrook, Jr. and Rebecca McFadden). Jacob was the son of John Jacob Stainbrook and Elizabeth Conrad. Rebecca was the daughter of John McFadden, Jr. and Catherine Steinbruch/Stainbrook.
Clark’s maternal grandfather was John J. Hershelman (the son of Johann Jakob/Jacob Hershelman and Maria Elizabeth Hill). John was born in New York, to German parents, from Bavaria. Clark’s great-grandfather Johann was from Triippstadt, the son of Johann Adam Hershelman and Catharina Nothoff.
Clark’s maternal grandmother was Rosetta Clark (the daughter of Timothy Clark and Jane). Rosetta was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, with her father having been born in Aghalee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Genealogy of Clark Gable (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.politicalfamilytree.com
Clark’s father on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Clark’s mother on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org