Patti Smith

by madman on October 15, 2016

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Birth Name: Patricia Lee Smith

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

Date of Birth: December 30, 1946

Ethnicity: Irish, English, Welsh

Patti Smith is an American singer, songwriter, visual artist, poet, and author.

Patti is the daughter of Beverly (Williams), a jazz singer and waitress, and Grant Harrison Smith, a machinist at Honeywell. Patti was married to guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith, until his death. The couple has two children.

Patti’s paternal grandfather was William Walter Harrison Smith (the son of Robert Smith and Annie Jane McKellin). William was born in New Jersey, to Irish parents.

Patti’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Pollard (the daughter of Alfred James Pollard and Ellen Mason). Jessie was English, from Liverpool. Alfred was the son of Servaties Henry Pollard and Susanna Edwards.

Patti’s maternal grandfather was Franklin Milton Williams (the son of Joseph Lee Williams and Olive Lily Hart). Joseph was the son of John L. Williams and Dolly/Delia F. Roles. Olive was the daughter of George Hart and Balinda/Belinda/Malinda Evans.

Patti’s maternal grandmother was Marguerite Hanscom Smith (the daughter of Frank/Franklin Bertram/Bert/Burt Smith and Florence Marguerite/Margaret Hanscom). Frank was the son of Charles F. Smith and Charlotte Jennie Gibson. Florence was the daughter of Frank D. Hanscom and Marie Antoinette “Nettie” Fuller.

Sources: Genealogy of Patti Smith –

Patti’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Patti’s maternal great-grandparents, Frank/Franklin Bertram/Bert/Burt Smith and Florence Marguerite/Margaret Hanscom –

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

follers September 14, 2017 at 12:46 am

Added Smith’s whole genealogy.

andrew September 14, 2017 at 3:09 am

Brilliant update

andrew October 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Any chance to find a better pic? come on…

madman October 16, 2016 at 1:45 am

There are hardly any good pictures of her on prphotos or bigstock.

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