Mickey Rooney

by ethnic on May 1, 2010

LOS ANGELES - NOV 12: Mickey Rooney at the world premiere of 'Th

Birth Name: Joseph Yule, Jr.

Date of Birth: September 23, 1920

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 6, 2014

Place of Death: Studio City, California

Ethnicity: Scottish, English

Mickey Rooney was an American actor of film, stage, television, radio, and vaudeville. His father, Joseph Ninian “Joe” Ewell/Yule, was a Scottish immigrant, from Glasgow, Lanarkshire. His mother, Nellie W. (Carter), from Missouri, had English ancestry.

Mickey’s paternal grandfather was Ninian Ewell/Yule (the son of John Ewell/Yule and Margaret Gilchrist). John was the son of Ninian Ewell/Yule and Mary Carmichael or Campbell. Margaret was the daughter of James Gilchrist and Martha Scouler.

Mickey’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth McKell (the daughter of John McKell and Margaret Porter).

Mickey’s maternal grandfather was Palestine E. Carter (the son of William Carter and Elizabeth).

Mickey’s maternal grandmother was Sarah E. Wait/Waite (the daughter of Zachariah Wait and Rebecca W. Roberts). Zachariah was the son of James Wait and Sarah Sims. Rebecca was the daughter of Amos Roberts and Mary.

Sources: Genealogies of Mickey Rooney – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Mickey Rooney (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Photo by Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

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