Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier – “Spider-Man: Homecoming” World Premiere Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com 

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 28, 1990

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Rusyn (maternal grandfather)
*English, German, Swiss-German (maternal grandmother)

Laura Harrier is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the films Spider-Man: Homecoming and BlacKkKlansman. She was raised in Evanston, Illinois.

Laura’s maternal grandfather was John Sagan (the son of John Sagan and Mary Jubinsky). Laura’s grandfather John was born in Ohio, to Rusyn parents, with his own father being from Nastasiv, Ternopil oblast, Ukraine.

Laura’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Joy Pickett (the daughter of Bishop Jarrell Waskom Pickett and Ruth Robinson). Margaret was born in Lucknow, India, the daughter of American parents, who were Methodist missionaries. Laura’s great-grandfather Bishop J. Waskom Pickett was a Methodist minister, and was the son of Leander Lycurgus Pickett and Ludie Carrington Day. Ruth was the daughter of John Wesley Robinson and Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Fisher.

Sources: Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Sagan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Sagan – http://articles.chicagotribune.com

Genealogy of Laura’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Joy Pickett (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Laura’s maternal great-grandfather, Bishop Jarrell Waskom Pickett – https://www.findagrave.com

8 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Ruthenian —> Rusyn

    They are the same thing, so it’s better to stick to one word. I also don’t understand why some celebrities have “Rusyn/Ruthenian” in their ethnicity. That’s like writing “Scottish/Scotch”.

  2. bablah says:

    There’s a Malanka Sagan arriving in 1910 from Nastasiv, going to see her brother Iwan Sagan in Monessen, Pennsylvania . According to the record she’s Ruthenian. Her father is Luka Sagan.

  3. madman says:

    John Sagan and Mary Jubinsky spoke Ukrainian.

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