Otis Redding

Birth Name: Otis Ray Redding

Date of Birth: September 9, 1941

Place of Birth: Dawson, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Death: December 10, 1967

Place of Death: Monona, Wisconsin, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Otis Redding was an American singer, songwriter, talent scout, record producer, and arranger. He was the son of Fannie Mae (Roseman) and Otis Ray Redding.

Otis’ paternal grandparents were Will Redding and Laura Fambro (the daughter of George Fambro and Carrie). Laura’s parents were ex-slaves who took their master’s surname, Fambrough.

Otis’ maternal grandparents were John Roseman and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Gaunders.

Sources: Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life (2017), by Jonathan Gould

Genealogies of Otis Redding – http://www.wikitree.com
http://www.findagrave.com

Otis’ father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Otis’ paternal grandmother, Laura Fambro, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Otis’ mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Otis’ mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    correction:

    paternal grandparents: Will Redding and Laura Fambro (the daughter of George Fambro and Carrie). Laura’s parents were ex-slaves who took their master’s surname, Fambrough.

    Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life
    by Jonathan Gould

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