Grace Slick

by ethnic on July 18, 2010

Birth Name: Grace Barnett Wing

Place of Birth: Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: October 30, 1939

Ethnicity: Norwegian, Swedish, English, German, Irish

Grace Slick is an American singer, songwriter, musician, artist, and model. She had a major role in the San Francisco psychedelic music scene in the mid 1960s. She was a member of the rock band Jefferson Airplane. Other members of the band included Paul Kantner and Jorma Kaukonen.

Grace is the daughter of Virginia (Barnett) and Ivan W. Wing. She is a Mayflower descendant.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Wilford/Milford Wing (the son of Joseph S. Wing and Anna Marie Elstad/Elstead). Joseph was born in Illinois, to Norwegian parents, John Wing and Sigrid Fitch. Anna was Norwegian.

Grace’s paternal grandmother was Grace Josephine Dow (the daughter of James Osgood Dow and Mary Charlotte Hawkins/Hawkinson). James was the son of Abraham Dow and Jane Adeline/Adaline Steele. Mary Charlotte was Swedish, and was born in Grenna, Smoland, the daughter of Nels Hawkins and Eva Kalstron.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was Marcus Whitman Barnett (the son of Henry/Harry Kelso Barnett and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Auzelia/Auzella Whitman). Henry was born in Belfast, Ireland. Elizabeth was the daughter of Perrin Beza Whitman and Priscilla Mace Parker.

Grace’s maternal grandmother was Mary Sue Neill (the daughter of Robert Neill and Augusta Virginia Wagoner). Augusta was of German descent, the daughter of Daniel Wagoner and Susan Steineberger.

Sources: Genealogies of Grace Slick –

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andrew July 21, 2017 at 4:13 am
andrew January 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm
savanna April 25, 2016 at 8:07 pm

She is the daughter of Ivan W. Wing (1907–1987), of Norwegian and Swedish descent, and Virginia (née Barnett; 1910-1984), a lineal descendant of passengers of the Mayflower.

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