Ernest Hollings

by follers on September 14, 2017

Birth Name: Ernest Frederick Hollings

Place of Birth: Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 1, 1922

Ethnicity: German

Ernest Hollings, also known as Fritz Hollings, is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he was Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, from January 18, 1955 to January 20, 1959, Governor of South Carolina, from January 20, 1959 to January 15, 1963, and a U.S. Senator from South Carolina, from November 9, 1966 to January 3, 2005.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1984.

Ernest is the son of Wilhelmine Dorothea (Meyer) and Adolph Gevert Hollings.

Ernest was married to Rita Liddy, until her death. He has six children with his first wife, Martha Patricia Salley.

Ernest’s paternal grandparents were Adolph F. D. Hollings and Anna R. Dorothea Hollings. Adolph and Anna were born in South Carolina.

Ernest’s maternal grandparents were born in South Carolina.

Source: Ernest Hollings on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Angela Davis

by follers on March 10, 2017

Birth Name: Angela Yvonne Davis

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 26, 1944

Ethnicity: African-American

Angela Davis is an American political activist, academic scholar, and author. She was a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA.

She was the Community Party USA’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1980 and 1984.

She was prosecuted for conspiracy in the 1970 armed take-over of a Marin County, California, courtroom, in which four persons were killed. She was acquitted in a federal trial.

Angela is the daughter of Sallye and Frank Davis. Her brother, Ben Davis, played professional football.

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Lyndon LaRouche

by follers on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr.

Place of Birth: Rochester, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 8, 1922

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Scottish, English, Irish, distant Dutch and Welsh

Lyndon LaRouche is an American political activist and politician. He founded the LaRouche movement, a political and cultural network promoting himself and his ideas.

He was the U.S. Labor Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1976. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. He was on the general Presidential election ballot as an independent candidate most or all of those years.

Lyndon is the son of Jessie Lenore (Weir) and Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche.

Lyndon’s paternal grandfather was Joseph H. Golthier LaRouche (the son of Antoine LaRouche, Gauthier and Catherine Parent). Joseph was born in Canada, to parents from Rimouski, Québec. Antoine was the son of Antoine Gauthier dit LaRouche and Marie Dubé. Catherine was the daughter of Pierre Parent and Madeleine Gagné.

Lyndon’s paternal grandmother was Ella Stevens Lougee (the daughter of Lorenzo J. Lougee and Annie McGregor). Ella was born in Massachusetts. Annie was born in Massachusetts, to an English-born father and an Irish-born mother.

Lyndon’s maternal grandfather was George Weir (the son of George Weir and Janet Stewart). George was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

Lyndon’s maternal grandmother was Martha H. Wood (the daughter of Daniel Heveland Wood, Jr, and Caroline Almira Starr). Martha was born in Ohio. Daniel was the son of Daniel Heveland Wood and Elizabeth Benedict. Caroline was the daughter of Timothy Starr and Mary Ann Kent.

Source: Genealogy of Lyndon LaRouche – http://www.wargs.com


John Glenn

by follers on December 8, 2016

Birth Name: John Herschel Glenn, Jr.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1921

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: December 8, 2016

Place of Death: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Irish, English

John Glenn was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and politician. In 1962, as part of the Friendship 7 mission, he was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space.

A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Ohio, from December 24, 1974 to January 3, 1999.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1984.

John was the son of Clara Theresa/Teresa (Sproat) and John Herschel Glenn. He was married to Annie Glenn, a disabilities advocate, and they had two children.

John’s paternal grandfather was John Comin/Cummin Glenn (the son of Gabriel Glenn and Jane “Jennie”/Jennett Wilson). John was born in Ohio. Gabriel was born in Pennsylvania, the son of David Glenn, who was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and of Nancy Ann Dunlap, who was born in Monaghan, Ireland. Jane was the daughter of Josiah Wilson and Rebecca Warden.

John’s paternal grandmother was Mary Margaret White (the daughter of Thomas White and Jane Schriver/Shriver). Mary Margaret was born in Ohio. Jane was the daughter of Adam Shull Schriver/Shriver and Delilah Gordon.

John’s maternal grandfather was Charles Alvah/Alexander Sproat (the son of Joseph Newton Sproat and Elizabeth Miliken). Charles was born in Ohio. Joseph was the son of Alexander H. Sproat and Elizabeth Craft.

John’s maternal grandmother was Jennie May/Mary Johnson (the daughter of William Burns Johnson and Deborah Laughlin). Jennie was born in Ohio. William was the son of John Johnson and Mary Burns. Deborah was the daughter of Alexander Laughlin and Sarah Robe.

Sources: Genealogies of John Glenn – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of John Glenn (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

John Glenn on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


David Bergland

by madman on November 4, 2016

Birth Name: David Peter Bergland

Place of Birth: Mapleton, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 4, 1935

*Norwegian (father)
*Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (mother)

David Bergland is an American politician and writer.

He was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States, in 1976, and for President of the United States, in 1984.

David is the son of Gwendolyn B. (McCalman) and Cedores Phillip Bergland. His father was born in North Dakota, of Norwegian ancestry. His mother was of Irish, German, English, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) descent.

He is married to Sharon Ayres.

David’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Almond Bergland (the son of Peder Pederson Bergeland and Kari Marie Hansdatter Fatland). Andrew was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.

David’s paternal grandmother was Otilda Martha Winge (the daughter of Peder Willumson Winge and Gjertrude Greisdatter). Otilda was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.

David’s maternal grandfather was Carl Spencer McCalman (the son of Robert McCalman and Catherine Conklin). Carl was born in Iowa. Robert was the daughter of Jesse/John S. McCalman/McCalmont and Elizabeth Armagost. Catherine was the daughter of Samuel Conklin and Mary E. Eberly.

David’s maternal grandmother was Stella S. Martin (the daughter of parents surnamed Martin and McGann). Stella was born in Wisconsin, to an Irish father and a Massachusetts-born mother.

Sources: David’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of David’s mother – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

David’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
David’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of David’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert McCalman – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of David’s maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Conklin – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com