Jimmy Wales

by Manila on July 3, 2015

Birth Name: Jimmy Donal Wales

Place of Birth: Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 7, 1966

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)

Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia web hosting company. He is the son of Doris Ann (Dudley) and Jimmy Wales. He has been married to Pamela Green, Christine Rohan, and Kate Garvey.

Jimmy’s paternal grandparents were Hubert L. Wales (the son of Cord Erskin Wales and Inez C. Brock) and Nellie Gravitt (the daughter of Clarence Wesley Graviet/Gravitt and Bessie Lola Turner). Cord was the son of Thomas Jefferson Wales, Jr. and Mary Ann Clern.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was John Earl Dudley (the son of John Eson Dudley and Mary Louise Lewenicht). Jimmy’s great-grandfather John’s parents were English immigrants. Mary Louise’s parents were German immigrants.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother was Erma L. Coleman (the daughter of John Dodson Coleman and Zulu M. Garrigus). John’s father was an Irish immigrant.

Sources: Genealogy of Jimmy Wales – http://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, John Earl Dudley and Erma L. Coleman – https://familysearch.org

Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, John Earl Dudley and Erma L. Coleman, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather, John Earl Dudley, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Jimmy’s maternal grandfather, John Earl Dudley – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-grandparents, John Eson Dudley and Mary Louise Lewenicht – https://familysearch.org

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother, Erma L. Coleman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-grandparents, John Dodson Coleman and Zulu M. Garrigus – https://familysearch.org

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Manila July 4, 2015 at 6:32 am

Jimmy is also of German, Irish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) descent.

John Dudley and Erma -> John Earl Dudley (the son of John Eson Dudley and Mary Louise Lewenicht) and Erma L. Coleman (the daughter of John Dodson Coleman and Zulu M. Garrigus). John Eson’s parents were English immigrants. Mary’s parents were German immigrants. John Dodson’s father was an Irish immigrant.

Additional sources:
* Jimmy’s maternal grandfather, John Earl Dudley, on the 1920 US Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJL9-2Q4
* Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, John Earl Dudley and Erma L. Coleman: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1GS-467
* Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, John Earl Dudley and Erma L. Coleman, on the 1940 US Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9M1-687C
* Death record of Jimmy’s maternal grandfather, John Earl Dudley: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNW-JPF
* Jimmy’s maternal grandmother, Erma L. Coleman, on the 1910 US Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGFK-18F
* Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-grandparents, John Eson Dudley and Mary Lewenicht: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6SY-GLB
* Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-grandparents, John Dodson Coleman and Zulu M. Garrigus: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93F-C864

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