Jerry Garcia

by ethnic on June 1, 2010

Birth Name: Jerome John Garcia

Date of Birth: August 1, 1942

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Death: August 9, 1995

Place of Death: Forest Knolls, California

Ethnicity:
*Galician Spanish (father)
*3/4 Irish, 1/4 Swedish (mother)

Jerry Garcia was an American musician. He was the lead guitarist, and a singer and songwriter, for the band Grateful Dead. The band’s members also included Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, and Bob Weir.

His father, José, later Joseph “Joe”, Ramón García López, was a Spanish immigrant from La Coruña. His mother, Ruth Marie (Clifford), was an American of three quarters Irish and one quarter Swedish descent.

Jerry was married to Deborah Koons, until his death. He had a daughter with his former wife, Sara Ruppenthal, two children with his former wife, Carolyn Adams, and a daughter with his former partner, Manasha Matherson.

Jerry’s paternal grandparents were Manuel García Santos (the son of M. García and ? Santos) and Aquilina Couceiro López (the daughter of José López).

Jerry’s maternal grandparents were William Henry Clifford (the son of Edward Clifford and Bridget Callahan) and Tillie May Olson (the daughter of Manfred Peter Olson and Sarah Cogley). Edward, Bridget, and Sarah were Irish immigrants. Manfred was a Swedish immigrant.

Source: Genealogy of Jerry Garcia – http://www.wargs.com

Photo by NorthfotoBP/Bigstock.com

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Manila July 6, 2015 at 3:03 am

His father, José, later Joseph “Joe”, Ramón García López, was a Spanish immigrant from La Coruña. His mother, Ruth Marie Clifford, was an American of three-quarters Irish and one-quarter Swedish descent.

Jerry’s paternal grandparents were Manuel García Santos (the son of M. García and ? Santos) and Aquilina Couceiro López (the daughter of J. López).

Jerry’s maternal grandparents were William Henry Cliford (the son of Edward Clifford and Bridget Callahan) and Tillie May Olson (the daughter of Manfred Peter Olson and Sarah Cogley). Edward, Bridget, and Sarah were Irish immigrants. Manfred was a Swedish immigrant.

Source:
* Genealogy of Jerry Garcia: http://www.familycentral.net/index/family.cfm?ref1=15502:9189&ref2=15502:10346

Manila July 6, 2015 at 3:06 am

* José López

Selene-The-Immortal January 19, 2012 at 12:37 am

Who is he?

Is Galician Spanish? Is that some city in Spain? Charlie Sheen is of the same ethnicity.

alberto.r7 September 18, 2017 at 6:36 am

Galicia it´s not a city, is a north-west region in Spain.

Eduardo January 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

Jerry garcia is hispanic yayyyyyyyy a hispanic legend of rock & roll

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