Birth Name: Clayton Edward Kershaw
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
Date of Birth: March 19, 1988
Ethnicity: German, English
Clayton Kershaw is an American professional baseball player. He is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). His mother is of almost entirely German descent.
Clayton’s great-uncle, Clyde Tombaugh (Clyde William Tombaugh), was an astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930. Clyde was the brother of Clayton’s maternal grandfather, Robert Marvin Tombaugh.
Clayton’s paternal grandparents are The Rev. George Clayton Kershaw, Jr. (the son of George Clayton Kershaw, Sr. and Mary O’Neal Rotan) and Alice Irene Evans. The Rev. George was an Episcopalian minister.
Clayton’s maternal grandparents were Robert Marvin Tombaugh (the son of Muron Dealvo Tombaugh and Adella Pearl Chritton) and Ethel Nadine Witt (the daughter of William Henry Witt and Louise Hildebrand). Muron was of German descent. Adella was of part German ancestry. William was born in Kansas, to German parents. Louise was born in Kansas, to German parents, from Hesse Kassel.
Sources: Genealogy of Clayton Kershaw (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org
Obituary of Clayton’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. George Clayton Kershaw, Jr. – http://www.findagrave.com
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