Frances Bean Cobain

by tinasheeeee on July 29, 2014

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Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 18, 1992

Ethnicity: Irish, English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Scottish, Welsh, 1/16th Spanish-Cuban

Frances Bean Cobain is an American visual artist. She is the only child of Nirvana frontman, the late Kurt Cobain, and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love. Cobain was born at 7:48 a.m. on August 18, 1992 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She was named after Frances McKee, the guitarist for the Scottish indie pop duo The Vaselines. Her middle name Bean was chosen because Kurt Cobain thought she looked like a kidney bean on the ultrasound. Her godfather is former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and the actress Drew Barrymore is her godmother.

Frances’s paternal grandfather is Donald Leland Cobain (the son of Leland Elmer Cobain and Iris Maxine Labrot/LaBrot). Leland was the son of John James Arthur Cobain, whose father was born in Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and of Grace Almeda Gibson. Iris was the daughter of Clairmont Neil Labrot/LaBrot, who had French-Canadian and Irish ancestry, and of Florence Jeanette Tuck, whose father was Canadian.

Frances’s paternal grandmother is Wendy Elizabeth Fradenberg (the daughter of Charles Thomas Fradenburg and Margaret Dawson Irving). Charles was the son of Charles Lester Fradenburg and Elizabeth Mary Ultican, whose own father was born in New Brunswick, Canada, of Irish descent, and whose own mother was also of Irish origin. Margaret was the daughter of James William Irving, who was Scottish, and of Ada Elizabeth Dawson, who was born in Kent, England.

Frances’s maternal grandfather is Hank Harrison (the son of George Harry Harrison, Jr. and Edith Velma Cooke). George was the son of George Harry Harrison, who was of Welsh origin, and of Mazie M. McGlumphy. Edith was the daughter of Harry Daniel Cooke and Laura L. Lohr.

Frances’s maternal grandmother is Linda Risi. Linda was adopted by the Risi family. Linda’s biological mother was Paula Fox. Paula, an author, was the daughter of Paul Hervey Fox, who had English ancestry, and of Elsie de Sola, who was born in Mantanzas, Cuba, of Spanish descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Frances Bean Cobain – http://www.wargs.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Frances Bean Cobain (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Frances’s father – https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Frances’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Frances’s paternal great-grandparents, Leland Elmer Cobain and Iris Maxine Labrot/LaBrot – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Frances’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Grace Almeda Gibson (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://www.ancestry.co.uk

Genealogy of Frances’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Thomas Fradenburg – http://www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Frances’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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