Afro-Puerto Rican

Roberto Clemente

by bearboy on July 30, 2017

Birth Name: Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker

Place of Birth: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: August 18, 1934

Ethnicity: Afro-Puerto Rican

Roberto Clemente was a American professional baseball player. He spent eighteen years playing right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Roberto is the son of Luisa Walker and Don Melchor Clemente.

Sources: http://www.robertoclemente.si.edu
http://baseballhall.org

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Ruby Modine

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 31, 1990

Ethnicity:
*English, some Swedish, Scottish, and German, distant Dutch (father)
*Puerto Rican [Spanish, African, possibly other] (mother)

Ruby Modine is an American actress and singer.

Ruby is the daughter of Caridad (Rivera) and actor Matthew Modine. She has a brother, Boman. Her great-aunt is actress Nola Fairbanks.

Ruby’s father is of English, one eighth Swedish, some Scottish and German, and distant Dutch, descent. Ruby’s mother is Puerto Rican.

Ruby has said:

I am very proud [of my descent]… Many people don’t believe that I am of black, Puerto Rican and Caucasian descent. That is why you cannot assume that you know what people are about based on what they look like. We are all a unique mix of races… My mom was born and raised on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, aka Alphabet City… My grandmother, Aida, was born in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York City with my grandfather, Manuel. They raised my mom and my six aunts there.

Ruby’s paternal grandfather was Mark Alexander Modine (the son of Alexander Revard Modine and Zella Vonola Fairbanks). Ruby’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of Andrew Daniel Andreassan Modine, who was Swedish, born in South Hokaslatt, Slatthag, Kokaboda, and of Margaret Josephine Campbell. Zella was the daughter of Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks and Celestia Adelaide Johnson. Ruby’s great-great-grandfather Ralph Fairbanks was a noted pioneer and prospector, who established several towns in the Death Valley area of California.

Ruby’s paternal grandmother was Dolores Lillian Warner (the daughter of Lloyd Webster Warner and Lillian Augusta Bogart). Lloyd was the son of William A. Warner and Bertha May Smith. Lillian was the daughter of William A. Bogart and Ethel F. Newell.

Ruby’s maternal grandparents are Manuel Rivera and Aida.

Sources: Genealogy of Ruby Modine (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Ruby Modine – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ruby’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Ruby’s paternal grandmother, Dolores Lillian Warner, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Interview with Ruby Modine – https://theknockturnal.com

Photo by DFree/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Luis Fortuño

by Manila on August 20, 2016

Birth Name: Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: October 31, 1960

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish [including Canary Islander, Catalan, and Galician], some African), 1/16 Corsican

Luis Fortuño is a Puerto Rican politician. He served as the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, from January 3, 2005 to January 3, 2009, and the 10th Governor of Puerto Rico, from January 2, 2009 to January 2, 2013.

His father, Luis Fortuño Moscoso, is a dentist, frmo Caguas. His mother, Shirley Joyce Burset de Mari, was born in Yabucoa. He is married to lawyer Luz Eufemia “Lucé” Vela Gutiérrez.

Luis’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, José Antonio Fortuño.

Luis’ paternal grandfather was Luis Fortuño y Álvarez (the son of Luis Fortuño y Nogeuras and Concepción Álvarez y López Arias). Luis’ great-grandfather Luis was the son of Spanish immigrant Jaime José Fortuño y Ferrús, of Benissanet, Tarragona, and of Tomasa Eduvigis Nogueras y López. Concepción was the daughter of Aureo Álvarez y Torres and Concepción López Arias y Cubelje.

Luis’ paternal grandmother was Delia María Moscoso y Vera (the daughter of Guillermo H. Moscoso y Rodríguez and Carmen María Vera y Riera). Luis’ great-grandfather Guillermo was the son of Spanish immigrants, Juan Francisco Moscoso y Carvajal and Carmen María Rodríguez y González, both of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Luis’ great-grandmother Carmen was the daughter of Tomás Carlos Vera y Ithier and María Ana Riera y Palmer; María Ana’s father, Mariano Riera y Palmer, was a Spanish immigrant, from Ibiza, Balearic Islands.

Luis’ maternal grandfather was Zoilo José Rafael Burset y Angüita (the son of José Burset y Masferrer and María Concepción Angüita y Ruiz). Luis’ great-grandfather José was born in Marín, Pontevedra, Spain, to Martín Burset y Romero and María de las Mercedes Masferrer y Berrios. Concepción was the daughter of Zoilo Angüita y Berrios and Dolores Ruiz y Pérez.

Luis’ maternal grandmother was María de Mari y Medina (the daughter of Jean-François de Mari, or Juan Francisco de Mari y de Mari in Spanish, and of Carmen Medina y Muñiz). Jean-François was born in Marseille, France, to Antoine de Mari (or Antonio de Mari y Olivieri in Spanish) and Toussainte-Marie de Mari (or María de Mari y Cervoni in Spanish). Luis’ great-grandmother Carmen was the daughter of José Antonio Medina y Cruz and Cristina Muñiz y Giménez.

Luis’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Carmen Giménez, of Morovis.

Sources: Genealogy of Luis Fortuño (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Luis’ father, Luis Fortuño Moscoso, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Luis’ paternal grandparents, Luis Fortuño y Álvarez and Delia María Moscoso y Vera – https://familysearch.org

Luis’ paternal grandfather, Luis Fortuño y Álvarez, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Luis’ paternal great-grandmother, Concepción Álvarez y López Arias – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Luis’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Concepción López Arias y Cubelje – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Luis’ paternal grandmother, Delia María Moscoso y Vera – https://familysearch.org

Luis’ mother, Shirley Joyce Burset de Mari, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Luis’ maternal grandparents, Zoilo José Rafael Burset y Angüita and María de Mari Medina – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Luis’ maternal grandfather, Zoilo José Rafael Burset y Angüita – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Luis’ maternal great-grandparents, José Burset y Masferrer and María Concepción Angüita y Ruiz – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Luis’ maternal grandmother, María de Mari Medina – http://www.expocorsica.com

Birth record of Luis’ maternal grandmother, María de Mari Medina – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Luis’ maternal great-great-grandmother, Cristina Muñiz y Giménez – https://familysearch.org

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Bernie Williams

by bearboy on June 18, 2016

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Birth Name: Bernabé Williams Figueroa, Jr.

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: September 13, 1968

Ethnicity: Afro-Puerto Rican

Bernie Williams is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player and musician. He played his entire 16-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees, from 1991 through 2006. Bernie is the son of Rufina and Bernabé Williams Figueroa, Sr.

Source: http://www.bernie51.com

Photo by Prphotos

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Daddy Yankee

by Manila on January 4, 2016

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Birth Name: Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: February 3, 1977

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (African, Spanish, possibly Taino)

Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and actor. He is the son of Ramón Ayala Class and Rosa María Rodríguez. He is married to Mireddys González.

Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandfather was Porto Ayala y Ayala (the son of Elias Ayala y Trinidad and Senona Ayala y Caraballo). Porto was listed as “Mulatto” on civil records. Elias was the son of José Ayala y Calderón and Estefania Trinidad y Pérez. Senona was the daughter of Juan Ayala y Calderón and Eugenia Caraballo y Hernández. José and Juan were brothers, making Elias and Senona first cousins.

Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandmother was Altagracia Class y Aponte (the daughter of José Class y González and Natalia Aponte). Altagracia was listed as “White” on civil records. José was the son of José del Carmen “Carmelo” Class y Adorno and María Celestina González y Adorno. Natalia was the daughter of Narciso Labrador y Fontánez and Catalina Aponte y Morales.

Sources: Death record of Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandfather, Porto Ayala y Ayala – https://familysearch.org

Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandmother, Altagracia Class y Aponte, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Daddy Yankee’s paternal great-grandparents, José Class y González and Natalia Aponte – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Prphotos

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