Place of Birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 12, 1978
Ethnicity: Swedish (maternal grandmother), German, English, Scottish, Irish
Riley Smith is an American actor and singer.
Riley is the son of Roxanne and Russell “Russ” Smith.
Riley’s paternal grandfather was Billy Junior Smith (the son of Martin McKinley Smith and Hazel Helen Keiser). Billy was born in Iowa. Martin was born in Iowa, the son of John Nelson Smith and Anna Clara Keith. Hazel was born in Iowa, the daughter of William Joseph Keiser, whose parents were German, and of Alice Estella Traver.
Riley’s paternal grandmother was Doris Elaine Barger (the daughter of Arlie Leonard Barger and Velma Annette Oldfather). Doris was born in Iowa. Arlie was born in Iowa, the son of Hollister Hawbry Barger and Idolette King Whitely/Whiteley, whose father was English. Velma was born in Iowa, the daughter of Louis H. Oldfather, whose parents were German, and of Nettie Anna Burns.
Riley’s maternal grandfather was Eldee “Dee” Bowers (the son of John Henry Bowers and Molly/Mollie Ellis). Eldee was born in Iowa. John was born in Iowa, the son of John Henry Bowers, whose father was German, of and Barbara Irvin. Molly was born in Iowa, to German parents, Henry Ellis and Elizabeth Hannah Shutt.
Riley’s maternal grandmother was Helen Linnea Estling (the daughter of Peter Victor Estling and Hilmar Lannaea/Linnea Anderson/Myherman). Helen was born in Iowa, to parents from Sweden.
Sources: Obituary of Riley’s paternal grandmother, Doris Elaine (Barger) Smith – http://wcfcourier.com
Obituary of Riley’s maternal grandfather, Eldee “Dee” Bowers – http://www.murdochfuneralhome.com
Obituary of Riley’s maternal grandmother, Helen Linnea (Estling) Bowers – http://www.murdochfuneralhome.com