Taylor Parks

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Taylor Parks – Variety’s Power of Youth event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital – The Globe Theater, Universal Studios Hollywood – Universal City, CA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos

Birth Name: Taylor Monet Parks

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1993

Ethnicity: African-American, possibly small amount of French

Taylor Parks is an American actress, singer, and songwriter.

Taylor is the daughter of Theresa Lynn Parks and Matthew Welsh, III.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather is Matthew Welsh, Jr. (the son of Matthew Welsh).

Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Helen Jean Bujol (the daughter of Benjamin William Bujol and Mattie Mae Veal). Benjamin was the son of Benjamin James Bujol and Harriet Davis.

Sources: Birth record of Taylor Parks – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Taylor’s paternal grandmother, Helen Jean (Bujol) Welsh – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Taylor’s paternal great-grandfather, Benjamin William Bujol – https://www.familysearch.org


Mario Abdo Benítez

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Place of Birth: Asunción, Paraguay

Date of Birth: 10 November, 1971

*50% Paraguayan [Spanish, possibly other]
*25% Arab
*24.609375% French [including French-Martiniquais]
*0.1953125% Belgian [Flemish]
*0.1953125% Breton

Mario Abdo Benítez is a Paraguayan politician. He is the President-elect of Paraguay.

Mario is the son of Mario Abdo Benítez and Ruth María Elena “Manón” Benítez Perrier.

Mario is married to Silvana María Auxiliadora López Moreira Bó. He has two sons with his former wife, Fátima María Díaz Benza Cameron.

Mario’s paternal grandfather was Juan Abdo Wadha (the son of Raduan Abdo and María Wadha). Juan was Arab.

Mario’s paternal grandmother was Estanislada Benítez (the daughter of an unknown father and Martina Benítez).

Mario’s maternal grandfather was Victoriano Benítez Vera (the son of parents surnamed Benítez and Vera).

Mario’s maternal grandmother was Florentina Gilberta Perrier Galy (the daughter of Léopold Charles Louis Elie Perrier and Marie Marguerite Léonie Galy). Léopoldo was a French military officer, from Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais, and was the son of François Victor Perrier and Zélie Élisabeth Charlotte Hodebourg des Brosses, who was of French-Martiniquais, Breton, and Belgian (Flemish) descent. Léonie was also French, and was the daughter of Paul Galy and Jeanne Marie Rose Gilis.

Mario’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Françoise Mazet (c. 1817 – before 1864).

Source: Genealogy of Mario Abdo Benítez – https://gw.geneanet.org


Grace VanderWaal

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Grace Avery VanderWaal

Place of Birth: Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 15, 2004

*Dutch (father)
*Scottish, possibly other (mother)

Grace VanderWaal is an American singer and songwriter. She is the winner of the eleventh season of America’s Got Talent.

Grace is the daughter of Tina Marie (Armstrong) and David John “Dave” VanderWaal.

Grace’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her seventeenth great-grandfather, Jan van Driel, of Zwijndrecht, South Holland.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was John Anthony VanderWaal (the son of James Robert VanderWaal and Christine Elizabeth Terlouw). James was of Dutch descent, and was the son of Antonie van der Waal and Dirkje van Zante. Christine was the daughter of John Terlouw, whose own parents, Jan “John” Terlouw and Stijntje Korver, were Dutch emigrants, from Hoogblokland, South Holland and Vinkeveen, Utrecht, respectively, and of a Dutch emigrant, Annigje “Anna” Kool, of Hagestein, Utrecht.

Grace’s paternal grandmother is Ackie Ruth Vogelaar (the daughter of Benjamin “Ben” Vogelaar and Gertrude van Ommen). Benjamin was the son of a Dutch emigrant, Teunis Vogelaar, of Sint Anthoniepolder, South Holland, and of Neeltje Akkerman, whose own parents, Jan Akkerman and Anna Ellerbroek, were Dutch emigrants, from Bovenkarspel and Venhuizen, respectively both in North Holland. Gertrude was the daughter of Dutch emigrants, Barend van Ommen and Dirkje Fransen, both of Heerde, Gelderland.

Source: Genealogy of Grace VanderWaal (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Wood Harris

by dlxzvs on April 23, 2018

Wood Harris – “Creed” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Sherwin David Harris

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

Date of Birth: October 17, 1969

Ethnicity: African-American

Wood Harris is an American actor. His brother is actor Steve Harris. Wood is married to Rebekah Harris, with whom he has two children.


Daniel Caesar

by stlucas on April 21, 2018

Birth Name: Ashton Simmonds

Place of Birth: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 5, 1995

*Afro-Jamaican (father)
*Afro-Barbadian (mother)

Daniel Caesar is a Canadian singer and songwriter.

Daniel is the son of parents from the Caribbean. His father is from Jamaica and his mother is from Barbados.

Sources: http://www.thestar.com