Eugene V. Debs

by follers on January 21, 2017

Birth Name: Eugene Victor Debs

Date of Birth: November 5, 1855

Place of Birth: Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Death: October 20, 1926

Place of Death: Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.

Ethnicity: Alsatian (German, possibly French)

Eugene V. Debs was an American union leader.

He was the Social Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1900, and the Socialist Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920.

Eugene was the son of Marguerite Marie (Bettrich) and Jean Daniel Debs. His parents were from Colmar, Alsace, France. It appears likely that at least his mother (and probably his father as well) were ethnic Germans.

He was married to Kate Metzel.


William Randolph Hearst

by follers on September 25, 2016

Date of Birth: April 29, 1863

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, U.S.

Date of Death: August 14, 1951

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, some German, distant French and Irish

William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher and politician. He built the U.S.’s largest newspaper chain, and changed the history of American journalism. As a member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from March 4, 1903 to March 4, 1907.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1904.

William was the son of Phoebe Hearst (born Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson) and George Hearst. His father was a businessperson and politician, who, as a Democrat, was a U.S. Senator from California, in 1886, and from 1887 to 1891. His mother was a philanthropist, feminist, and suffragist.

William was married to vaudeville entertainer Millicent Hearst, with whom he had five children. Among William’s descendants are Patty Hearst, his granddaughter, and actress and model Lydia Hearst, his great-granddaughter.

William’s paternal grandfather was William George Hearst (the son of John or George Hearst and Martha Carson). William was born in South Carolina. John was born in Northern Ireland, the son of John Hearst and Elizabeth Knox. Martha was also born in Northern Ireland, the daughter of William A. Carson and Margaret Mills.

William’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Collins (the daughter of Jacob Collins and Lucy Hendricks or Martha Wheat). Elizabeth was born in South Carolina.

William’s maternal grandfather was Randolph Walker Apperson (the son of John Apperson and Alice Nancy/Alcey Favor). Randolph was born in Virginia. John was the son of Frances/Francis Apperson and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Long. Alice was the daughter of John Favor and Ann Covington.

William’s maternal grandmother was Drusilla/Drucilla Clark Whitmire (the daughter of Henry Whitmire and Ruth Hill). Drusilla was born in South Carolina. Henry was the son of George Frederick Whitmire, who was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and of Phoebe Haygood. Ruth was the daughter of Henry Hill and Alice Ridgely.

Sources: Genealogies of William Randolph Hearst – https://www.geni.com

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Theodore Roosevelt

by Gogoboots on June 9, 2013

Date of Birth: October 27, 1858

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 6, 1919

Place of Birth: Oyster Bay, New York

Ethnicity: Dutch (paternal grandfather), English, and some Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), French, German, and Welsh

Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, soldier, explorer, naturalist, author, and reformer. A Republican, he was the 26th President of the United States, having served from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909. He was elected to the position in 1904. He was previously the 25th Vice President of the United States, from March 4, 1901 to September 14, 1901. He was elected to the position in 1900. He took over as President upon William McKinley’s death.

He was also New York State Assembly Minority Leader, from January 1, 1883 to December 31, 1883, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, from April 19, 1897 to May 10, 1898, and the 33rd Governor of New York, from January 1, 1899 to December 31, 1900.

He was also the Bull Moose Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1912 (also known as the Progressive Party), and was the Progressive Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1916, although he refused the latter nomination.

President Roosevelt was the son of Martha “Mittie” Stewart (Bulloch) and Theodore Roosevelt. He was a fifth cousin of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Theodore’s great-great-great-grandfather, Johannes Roosevelt, was a brother of Franklin’s great-great-great-grandfather, Jacobus Roosevelt (their parents were Nicholas Roosevelt and Heyltje Jans Kunst). Theodore’s niece, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, was Franklin’s wife. He had six children, one with his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, who died shortly after giving birth, and five with his second wife, Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt.

President Roosevelt’s paternal grandfather was Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (the son of James Jacobus Roosevelt and Maria Helen Van Schaack). Cornelius was born in New York. James was the son of Jacobus Roosevelt and Annetje/Annatje Bogert. Maria Helen was the daughter of Cornelius Van Schaack and Angeltie/Angelica Yates.

President Roosevelt’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Barnhill (the daughter of Robert Barnhill and Elizabeth Potts). Margaret was born in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of John Barnhill and Sarah Craig. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Potts and Elizabeth Lukens.

President Roosevelt’s maternal grandfather was James Stephens Bulloch (the son of James Bulloch and Anne Irvine). President Roosevelt’s grandfather James was born in Georgia. President Roosevelt’s great-grandfather James was the son of Archibald Stobo Bulloch and Mary “Polly” De Veaux. Anne was the daughter of John William Irvine and Ann/Anne Elizabeth Baillie.

President Roosevelt’s maternal grandmother was Martha Stewart (the daughter of Daniel Stewart and Susannah Oswald). Martha was born in Georgia. Daniel was the son of John Stewart and Susanna/Susannah Quarterman. President Roosevelt’s great-grandmother Susannah Oswald was the daughter of Joseph Oswald and Anne/Ann Carter.

Sources: Genealogies of President Roosevelt – http://www.geni.com

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