Cory Monteith

by ethnic on September 9, 2010

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Birth Name: Cory Allan Michael Monteith

Date of Birth: May 11, 1982

Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date of Death: July 13, 2013

Place of Death: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English, distant Dutch

Cory Monteith was a Canadian actor and musician. He is known for his role on the television series Glee. Cory was the son of Ann McGregor and Joe Monteith.

Cory’s paternal grandfather was of Phillip Murray Monteith (the son of Joseph Monteith and Bessie Lucinda Jackson). Joseph was Scottish, born in Glasgow, the son of John Monteith and Sarah. Bessie was the daughter of Samuel Jackson and Mary Louise/Louisa Flewelling.

Cory’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Lorraine Sweeney (the daughter of Maynard Brown Sweeney and Margaret Pearl Parks). Maynard was the son of James Oscar Sweeney and Mable Blackadar/Blackador. Margaret was the daughter of William Marshall Parks and Helen Elizabeth Estey.

Sources: Marriage record of Cory’s paternal grandparents, Phillip Murray Monteith and Phyllis Lorraine Sweeney –

Obituary of Cory’s paternal grandfather, Phillip Murray Monteith –

Marriage record of Cory’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Monteith and Bessie Lucinda Jackson –

Genealogy of Cory’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Louise/Louisa Flewelling (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Marriage record of Cory’s paternal great-grandparents, Maynard Brown Sweeney and Margaret Pearl Parks –

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cdonorab May 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Correction. He also had Dutch ancestry threw the flewellings and dentons. Martha Leffert who was born in the 1680s had a father who was born in Holland and her mother while born in NYC had Dutch roots as well.

cdonorab February 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Correction. I found the marriage record for Phillip Murray monteith and it list his mother as Bessie Lucinda Jackson not Bessie Spencer. I tried finding out more, but have not been able to.

follers February 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Well, thank you, that was enough to trace his father’s whole side.

cdonorab February 8, 2016 at 6:25 am

Correction. Threw his great grandmother Bessie Spencer Cory also had English, French and Swiss ancestry as well.

follers February 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Where did you find her genealogy?

cdonorab February 10, 2016 at 5:59 am

I found the genealogy on familysearch and rootsweb. I may have been mistaken about the French and Swiss ancestry, but he definitely had English ancestry.

follers February 10, 2016 at 11:32 am

Can you give me the link?

cdonorab February 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Here’s the link. This is the info for besides father Raymond Spencer.

cdonorab February 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Sorry about the link. That’s the right address to get the info, I just can’t make it clickable.

follers February 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm

It is clickable but it doesn’t go anywhere. What should I search for at RootsWeb?

cdonorab February 14, 2016 at 6:51 am

Bessies fathers name was Raymond Leslie Spencer and her mom’s name was Annie eleanor Mitchell. When I put his name into rootsweb it gave me info on his ancestors.

follers February 14, 2016 at 4:43 pm

I may be missing something, but how do you know Raymond Leslie Spencer and Annie Eleanor Mitchell were Cory’s great-great-grandparents? The trees on Rootsweb don’t list a daughter named Bessie, although they aren’t always comprehensive.

kol December 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

He looked Scottish.

theropod July 17, 2013 at 7:24 am

I thought he was a little bit Italian or Jewish.

Scarlett February 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm

100% Scottish Canadian!

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