Birth Name: Bradley James Nowell
Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 22, 1968
Place of Death: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Death: May 25, 1996
Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, 1/16th Czech (Bohemian), as well as small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, distant Welsh, French, and Swiss-German
Bradley Nowell was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He was the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Sublime.
Bradley was the son of Nancy Loiuse (Shomler) and James Arthur Nowell. His ancestry included English, German, Irish, 1/16th Czech (Bohemian), as well as small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, and distant Welsh, French, and Swiss-German. Additionally, one of Bradley’s 9th great-grandmothers, Jane Sandusky, was said to be a Native American princess, although it does not appear to exist any particular evidence for this.
Bradley’s paternal grandfather was Louis Ray Nowell (the son of Oliver Nowell and Minnie Gordon). Bradley’s grandfather Louis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a Mormon family. Oliver was the son of Oliver Nowell and Mary Newton, whose parents were English. Minnie was the daughter of John Henry Gordon, who was English, and Mary Rebecca Bolton.
Bradley’s paternal grandmother was Maxine Dolores Barlow (the son of Edmund/Edward/Edwin Joseph Barlow and Irene Mildred Blahna). Edmund was the son of John H. Barlow, whose parents were Irish, and Emma H., whose parents were German. Irene was the daughter of Peter Blahna, who was born in Crawford, Wisconsin, to Czech parents, and Mary Jane, who was born in Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada, and had an Irish father.
Bradley’s maternal grandfather was Myron Shomler (the son of Florence Isaac Shomler and Frances Maud Darling). Florence was the son of Florence Shomler, who was German, and Lucretia E. Noe. Frances was the daughter of Gilivan Edson Darling and Roselvina Stephens.
Bradley’s maternal grandmother was Annie Louise Carroll (the son of Almeron Edgar Carroll and Annie Mary Gribble). Almeron was the son of Luke Carroll, who was Canadian, and Louisa Olive Patrick. Annie was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of English parents, William Henry Gribble and Ann Wimperis.
Source: Genealogy of Bradley Nowell –
Genealogy of Bradley’s maternal grandmother, Annie Louise Carroll (through her sister, Virginia Eileen Carroll) –
Genealogies of Bradley’s great-grandfather, Florence Isaac Shomler – https://www.geni.com/people/F-Shomler/6000000023211949598
Genealogies of Bradley’s great-grandmother, Frances Maud Darling – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Genealogy of Bradley’s great-great-grandfather, Luke Carroll –
Bradley’s great-grandmother, Irene Mildred Blahna, on the 1905 Wisconsin Census –
Bradley’s great-grandfather, Edmund/Edward/Edwin Joseph Barlow, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9Q4-2F1
Edmund/Edward/Edwin on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML1D-9NC