Birth Name: Lynda L. Stipe
Place of Birth: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Date of Birth: September 30, 1962
Ethnicity: English, distant German
Lynda Stipe is an American singer and bass guitarist. She is recognized for her involvement in the bands Oh-OK, Hetch Hetchy, and Flash to Bang Time. She is the sister of musician Michael Stipe.
Lynda’s patrilineal line traces back to Henry Stipe, who was born, c. 1741, in Germany.
Lynda’s paternal grandparents were The Rev. John Warren Mobley Stipe (the son of Edward Everett Stipe and Mary Elizabeth Irwin Mobley) and Laura S. Phipps (the daughter of James Robert Phipps and Minerva Marilda Banks). Laura was adopted by Aquila M. Stead and Cordelia Brooks, and renamed Laura E. Stead.
Lynda’s maternal grandparents were John Clifford Hatch (the son of Melvin C. Hatch and Julia Rush) and Ruth Ella Lathram (the daughter of Milton Perry Lathram and Vera Inez Parmer).
Sources: Genealogy of Lynda Stipe – http://www.hababeri.com
Obituary of Lynda’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. John Warren Mobley Stipe – http://archives.savannahnow.com
Family history of Lynda’s paternal grandmother, Laura S. Phipps – http://www.genealogy.com