Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 10, 1931
Ethnicity: English, some German, possibly other
Philip Baker Hall is an American actor. He is the son of Alice Birdene (McDonald) and William Alexander Hall. On his father’s side, he has English, and a small amount of German, ancestry. His mother may have had other ancestry.
Philip’s paternal grandfather was James Madison Hall (the son of William Baker Hall and Sarah Saniscah Johnson). William was the son of Matthew Hall and Altha Barksdale. Sarah was the daughter of Elhanan Winchester Johnson and Frances Augusta Palmer.
Philip’s paternal grandmother was Hattie “Dimples” Lillis Dix (the daughter of Alexander Franklin Dix and Helen “Nellie” Lillis Beach). Alexander was the son of Daniel L. Dix and Dyanthia Butterfield. Helen was the daughter of William Beach and Susanna Roop.
Philip’s maternal grandparents were Louis A. McDonald and Martha Williamson. Louis was born in Ashland, Mississippi, to a Tennessee-born father and a North Carolina-born mother. Martha was born in Indiana, to a father from Indiana and a mother from Kentucky.
Sources: Genealogy of Philip Baker Hall (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Death record of Philip’s maternal grandfather, Louis A. McDonald – https://familysearch.org
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