James Marsden

by follers on April 27, 2014

James Marsden at "Lee Daniels' The Butler" Los Angeles Premiere,

Birth Name: James Paul Marsden

Place of Birth: Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 18, 1973

Ethnicity: English, German, with some Scottish, distant French

James Marsden is an American actor, singer, and model. He has English, German, as well as some Scottish, and distant French, ancestry.

James’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to George Marsden, who was born, c. 1808, in England.

James’s paternal grandfather was Luther Durwood Marsden (the son of James Luther Marsden and Virgie Lois Hill). James Luther Marsden was the son of Daniel Edward Marsden and Rosetta/Rose McKinney. Virgie was the daughter of Robert Dudley Hill and Buena Vista Victoria Caldonia Perkins.

James’s paternal grandmother was Norma Junelle Owrey (the daughter of The Rev. Norman Sidric Owrey and Alma G. Anderson). The Rev. Norman Owrey was the son of Augustus Norman Owrey and Mary Catherine/Ann Kaser/Kaiser. Alma was the daughter of Solomon Wilson Anderson and Lela Agness Threlkeld.

James’s maternal grandfather was William George Scholz (the son of Adolph Henry Scholz and Lillie Elizabeth Foster). Adolph was born in Texas, to a father, William Guillermo Scholz, who was born in Mexico, to German parents (Adolph Sholz and Pauline Algog), and to a mother, Eva Katherine Wolf, who was born in Pennsylvania, of German descent. Lillie was the daughter of Ephraim E. Foster and Alta McBride.

James’s maternal grandmother was Mary Louise Orr (the daughter of Jack C. Orr and Anita Louise/Lydia Conring). Anita was the daughter of Julius Conring, who was born in either Texas or Mexico, to German parents (Carl Heinrich Hermann Conring and Emma Benner), and of Anita M. Myrick, who was English.

Sources: Genealogy of James Marsden – http://www.geni.com

Another genealogy of James Marsden (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

James’s paternal grandmother, Norma Junelle Owrey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

James’s paternal great-grandmother, Alma G. Anderson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of James’s paternal great-grandmother, Alma G. (Anderson) Owrey – http://newsok.com

James’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Solomon Wilson Anderson and Lela Agness Threlkeld, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of James’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Lela Agness Threlkeld (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

James’s maternal grandfather, William George Scholz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

James’s maternal great-grandfather, Adolph Henry Scholz, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

James’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillie Elizabeth Foster, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

James’s maternal grandmother, Mary Louise Orr, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

celebfan December 14, 2015 at 7:49 pm

It says that his maternal grandmother is the daughter of Alma Mae Anderson. Anderson is a common Swedish surname. I can see him having a little Scandinavian ancestry.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 12:41 am

Yep, very English looking. Atypical to that state.

Check7t August 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm

I remember this guy from X-men, lmao.

roman2886 August 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

Yeah his ancestry is boring if only he had Irish ancestry he ancestry would be interesting.

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 5:16 am

Looks English/Southern German.

aroxysimon June 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Her swarthiness comes from the French thing, it’s no surprise he’s dark

andrew June 8, 2014 at 10:12 am
guyinsf September 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm

1. Do you know the meaning of swarthy?
2. Lots of French are very nordic looking, how do you know his french side is not from the lighter side?
3. There are darker types in England, German and Scotland too and since his French side is his least dominant side whatever “swarthiness” you see in him is most likely from one of his other 3 ethnicities.

follers March 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm

I believe he’s 1/256th French.

aroxysimon June 7, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Such boring ancestry

fatkat November 28, 2016 at 10:23 am

how can ancestry be “boring”?

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