Laura Harrier

by follers on August 21, 2016

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

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

Date of Birth: March 28, 1990

*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 –

Obituary of Laura’s maternal grandfather, John Sagan –

Genealogy of Laura’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Joy Pickett (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Laura’s maternal great-grandfather, Bishop Jarrell Waskom Pickett –

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madman September 8, 2017 at 12:04 am

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”.

bablah September 7, 2017 at 8:06 am

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.

madman July 12, 2017 at 9:02 am

John Sagan and Mary Jubinsky spoke Ukrainian.

andrew July 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

I was thinking to Peter Sagan, who’s from Zilina, Slovakia.

follers July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Bablah, what do you think?

There are lots of ethnic Polish people named Sagan.

bablah July 14, 2017 at 6:26 am

John Sagan was from Nastasiv, Ternopil oblast, Ukraine.

follers July 14, 2017 at 10:39 am

Was Sagan ethnically Ukrainian, though? Ternopil oblast had a lot of ethnic Polish people at the time.

Most John Sagans in the U.S. seem ethnically Polish.

bablah July 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything other than his WWI draft card and I’ve tried searching Ivan, Iwan and Jan. I might take another crack at Ellis island records later.

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