Birth Name: Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III
Place of Birth: Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 5, 1979
*German, English (father)
Pete Wentz is an American musician. He is a bassist, primary lyricist, and backing vocalist for the band Fall Out Boy. He was previously married to musician and actress Ashlee Simpson.
Pete’s father is white and Pete’s mother is black. Pete’s father is of German and English descent. Pete’s maternal great-grandparents were all black Jamaican immigrants.
Pete’s paternal grandfather was Roy Albert Wentz (the son of Roy Albert Wentz and Mina L. Regnold). Pete’s grandfather Roy was of German and English descent.
Pete’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Norbury (the daughter of Frank Garm Norbury and Mary Elson Barnes). Phyllis was of mostly English, as well some German, ancestry. Frank was the son of Frank Parsons Norbury and Mary Garm. Pete’s great-grandmother Mary Elson was the daughter of Charles Albert Barnes and Madge G. Martin.
Pete’s maternal grandparents are Arthur Winston Lewis (the son of Arthur Shirley Lewis and Marion Coote) and Dolores Laura Kirlew (the daughter of Harold Aubrey Kirlew and Laura Shields). Pete’s grandfather Arthur served as the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone (from 1983 to 1986). Pete’s maternal grandparents were both born in New York, and all of Pete’s maternal great-grandparents were black Jamaican immigrants.
Sources: Pete mentions that his mother is of Jamaican ancestry – http://www.altpress.com
Pete’s paternal grandfather, Roy Albert Wentz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Pete’s paternal grandmother, Phyllis Norbury, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Pete’s maternal grandmother, Dolores Laura Kirlew, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Pete’s maternal step-grandmother, Frances Anne (Leary) Lewis – http://www.washingtonpost.com
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