Birth Name: Michelle Jolie Meldrum
Date of Birth: September 28, 1968
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date of Death: May 21, 2008
Place of Death: Burbank, California, United States
*English, French-Canadian, German, Scottish, remote Swiss-French (paternal grandfather)
*Hungarian, Czech (paternal grandmother)
Michelle Meldrum was an American hard rock guitarist. She was known for being a member of the bands Phantom Blue and Meldrum. Michelle was married to musician John Norum.
Michelle’s paternal grandfather was Gerald Edwin “Drake” Meldrum, Sr. (the son of Henry James Meldrum and Phoebe Mary Baker). Henry was the son of William Meldrum and Elizabeth Maupas. Phoebe was the daughter of Albert Henry Baker and Phoebe Mary Rose.
Michelle’s paternal grandmother was Anna “Annie” Arvai (the daughter of György “George” Árvai and Josephine Mach). György was a Hungarian immigrant, and was the son of János “John” Árvai and Anna Remar. Josephine was the daughter of Czech immigrants, František “Frank” Mach and Anna Hykelová.
Sources: Michelle’s paternal grandfather, Gerald Edwin Meldrum, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Michelle’s paternal grandfather, Gerald Edwin “Drake” Meldrum, Sr. – http://www.legacy.com
Michelle’s paternal grandmother, Anna Arvai, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org