Eric Wynalda

by bablah on June 27, 2017

Photo by Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos

Birth Name: Eric Boswell Wynalda

Place of Birth: Fullerton, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 9, 1969

*Dutch (father)
*Scottish, English, some Irish (mother)

Eric Wynalda is an American television sports analyst and retired association football player.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Wynalda (the son of Martin Wynalda/Wynalder and Katherine/Catherine/Tryntje Bergsma). Alvin was born in Arum, Friesland, Netherlands. Martin was the son of David Wynalda and Margaret Jacobs Hemstra.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Della Rykse (the daughter of George Rykse and Anna De Ruiter). Della was born in Michigan, of Dutch descent. George was the son of Willem Rykse. Anna was the daughter of Anneko DeRuiter and Jantje Oostema.

Eric’s maternal grandparents were Bill Joe Boswell (the son of Evault M. Boswell and Lucille Lee Lemley) and Naomi Jean Moss (the daughter of Sidney Lee Moss and Flora Lee Benham). Lucille was the daughter of William L. Lemley and Alma Edith Gibson. Flora was the daughter of Robert Benham and Myrtle Hogan.

Sources: Eric’s paternal grandfather, Alvin Wynalda, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Eric’s paternal great-grandfather, Martin Wynalda/Wynalder – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Eric’ paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine/Tryntje (Bergsma) Wynalda – https://familysearch.org

Eric’s paternal grandmother, Della Rykse, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death records of Eric’s paternal great-grandparents, George Rykse and Anna DeRuiter – https://www.findagrave.com

Eric’s maternal grandfather, Bill Joe Boswell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Eric’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Lee Lemley – https://www.findagrave.com

Eric’s great-grandmother, Flora Lee Benham, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Joseph William Martin, Jr.

by follers on June 27, 2017

Date of Birth: November 3, 1884

Place of Birth: North Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: March 6, 1968

Place of Death: Hollywood, Florida

Ethnicity: English, Irish

Joseph William Martin, Jr. was an American politician. A Republican, he served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1949, and again from January 3, 1953 to January 3, 1955. He was the only Republican to serve as Speaker from the period between 1931 to 1995.

He was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, from March 4, 1925 to January 3, 1967, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, from 1940 to 1942, and House Minority Leader, from January 3, 1939 to January 3, 1947, January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1953, and January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1959.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1948.

Joseph was the son of Catherine (Katon) and Joseph William Martin. His father was born in New York, to English parents. His mother was born in New Jersey, to Irish parents.

Sources: Joseph William Martin, Jr. on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joseph William Martin, Jr. on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Aaron Bruno

by bablah on June 27, 2017

Photo by Daniel Locke/PR Photos

Birth Name: Aaron Richard Bruno

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 11, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian (including Sicilian), English, possibly other

Aaron Bruno is an American musician. He is known as the lead singer of band Awolnation. He is a former member of bands Under the Influence of Giants and Home Town Hero.

Aaron’s paternal grandfather was Vincent R. Bruno (the son of Anthony Bruno and Clara Lopristi/Lapresti/Lo Presti). Vincent’s parents were Italian immigrants. Clara was the daughter of Basil Lapresti and Rosolia Carpo.

Aaron’s paternal grandmother was Domenica Mae Tuso (the daughter of Joseph Tuso and Jennie Masi). Joseph was from Caccamo, Sicily. Jennie was from Villafrati, Sicily.

Sources: Marriage record of Aaron’s paternal grandparents, Vincent R. Bruno and Domenica Mae Tuso – https://familysearch.org

Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Vincent R. Bruno – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Aaron’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara (Lopristi/Lapresti/Lo Presti) Bruno – https://familysearch.org

Aaron’s paternal grandmother, Domenica Mae Tuso, on the 1920 U.S Census – https://familysearch.org


Sophie Ellis-Bextor

by bablah on June 27, 2017

Photo by Landmark/PR Photos

Birth Name: Sophie Michell Ellis-Bextor

Place of Birth: Hounslow, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 10 April, 1979

Ethnicity: English

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is an English singer, songwriter, and model. She is the daughter of television presenter and actress Janet Ellis and film and television producer Robin Bextor.

Sophie’s maternal grandparents were Mike Ellis and Judith Newton.


Sophie Ward

by madman on June 27, 2017

Sophie Ward – Inaugural DIVA 250 Awards – Arrivals –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sophie A. Ward

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 December, 1964

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 1/16th Brazilian

Sophie Ward is a British actress. She is the daughter of Alexandra Mary (Malcolm) and actor Simon Ward (Simon Anthony Fox Ward). Sophie’s sister, Kitty McIntyre (born Kitty Teresa Ward), is married to British comedian Michael McIntyre.

Sophie’s paternal grandparents were Leonard Fox Ward and Winifred N. Robson.

Sophie’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Ernest William Malcolm (the son of Sir James William Malcolm, 9th Baronet, and of Evelyn Alberta Sandeman). Sir James was the son of James Malcolm and Adeline Atty. Evelyn was the daughter of Albert George Sandeman and Maria Carlota Perpetua de Morais Sarmento, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Brazilian parents.

Sophie’s maternal grandmother was Sybil Mary Peacock (the daughter of Hugh Peacock).

Sources: Genealogies of Sophie Ward – https://www.geni.com