Birth Name: Katharine Juliet Ross
Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 29, 1940
Ethnicity: Scottish, German, Channel Islander [Guernsey], English
Katharine Ross is an American actress. Her ancestry includes Scottish, German, Channel Islander [Guernsey], and English. Some of her recent ancestors were Canadian. Katharine is married to actor Sam Elliott, with whom she has a daughter.
Katharine’s paternal grandfather was Donald Laurence/Lawrence Ross (the son of Finlay Ross and Marguerite Le Cocq Houguez). Donald was Canadian, from Huron, Ontario. Finlay was born in Inverness-shire, Scotland, the son of Donald Cameron Ross and Ann Matheson. Marguerite was from Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, and was the daughter of Laurent/Lawrence Houguez and Marguerite Shade/Schade.
Katharine’s paternal grandmother was Susan Wilson Tyng (the daughter of Morris Ashhurst Tyng and Ephemia/Euphemia Welles “Effie” Christie). Susan was born in New York. Morris was the son of The Rev. Stephen Higginson Tyng and Susan Wilson Mitchell. Ephemia was the daughter of Henry Welles Christie and Euphemia McJimsey.
Katharine’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Lloyd Hall (the son of Joseph Lloyd Hall and Carrie/Caroline L. Potts). Katharine’s grandfather Joseph was born in Ohio. Katharine’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Joseph Lloyd Hall and Sarah Jane Jewell. Carrie was the daughter of Oliver Goldsmith Potts and Elizabeth Hope Oliphant.
Katharine’s maternal grandmother was Ethel/Betty E. Bock (the daughter of Frank Frederick Bock/Boch and Ina Ada Gregory). Ethel was born in Michigan. Frank was of German descent, and was the son of Charles Frederick Bock/Boch and Harriet Hagelberger. Ina was the daughter of Erastus Myron Gregory and Emily/Emma Shephard.
Sources: Genealogy of Katharine Ross (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Katharine’s paternal grandmother, Susan Wilson Tyng (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Katharine’s maternal grandmother, Ethel/Betty E. Bock (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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