Kevin Nealon

by madman on January 21, 2017

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Date of Birth: November 18, 1953

*Irish (father)
*English, French-Canadian, some Scottish (mother)

Kevin Nealon is an American actor and comedian. He is the son of Kathleen M. (Kimball) and Emmett F. Nealon, an aircraft company executive. He is married to actress Susan Yeagley.

Kevin’s paternal grandparents were Michael Nealon (the son of Edmond Nealon and Margaret O’Keefe) and Jane O’Brien (the daughter of Patrick O’Brien and Mary McDonald). Michael was born in Limerick, Ireland. Jane was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Floyd Lester Kimball (the son of Lester E. Kimball and Ethel Arabella Hewes). Kevin’s great-grandfather Lester was the son of Moses G. Kimball and Adelia T. Parks. Ethel was the daughter of Charles E. Hewes and Anna Goodell.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Verna Hazel Hafford (the daughter of Calvin L. Hafford and Margery E. Violette). Calvin was the son of Jeremiah M. Hafford and Philomene Plourde, who was of French-Canadian descent. Margery was born in Saint-François, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Simon Violette and Zoe Boutot.

Sources: Genealogy of Kevin Nealon –

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal grandparents, Michael Nealon and Jane O’Brien –

Genealogy of Kevin’s maternal great-grandfather, Jeremiah M. Hafford –

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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.


Paige Turco

by stlucas on January 19, 2017

Birth Name: Jean Paige Turco

Place of Birth: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1965

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), English, Irish, French-Canadian

Paige Turco is an American actress. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joyce Jean (Jodoin) and David Vincent Turco. Paige is married to Irish actor Jason O’Mara.

Paige’s paternal grandparents were Salvatore P. Turco (the son of Frank Turco and Rose) and Miriam M. Adair (the daughter of David Adair and Margaret Marie Wright). Salvatore was born in Calabria, Italy.

Paige’s maternal grandparents were Raymond Alfred Jodoin and Doris Marie Lambert (the daughter of Ernest Lambert and Mary Jane Maguire).


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Mike Gravel

by follers on January 19, 2017

Birth Name: Maurice Robert Gravel

Place of Birth: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 13, 1930

Ethnicity: French-Canadian

Mike Gravel is an American politician. As a member of the Democratic Party, he was Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, from January 25, 1965 to January 22, 1967, and a U.S. Senator from Alaska, from January 3, 1969 to January 3, 1981. He was a member of the Libertarian Party from 2008 to 2010.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2008, and for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President of the United States, also in 2008.

Mike is the son of Marie Delia (Bourassa) and Alphonse Gravel. His parents were French-Canadian, from Québec.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Frédéric Bourassa (the son of Louis Bourassa and Edmire Allard).

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Caroline Baril (the daughter of Hyacinthe Baril and Caroline Landry). Hyacinthe was the son of Jean Baptiste Baril and Marie Marguerite Savoie. Caroline was the daughter of Pascal Landry and Marie Geneviève Laprise/Dufour.

Sources: Genealogy of Mike Gravel –

Genealogy of Mike Gravel (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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Johnny Carson

by madman on January 18, 2017

Navy portrait of Johnny Carson

Birth Name: John William Carson

Date of Birth: October 23, 1925

Place of Birth: Corning, Iowa, United States

Date of Death: January 23, 2005

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: English, with some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, Dutch, French, distant Scottish and Swiss-German

Johnny Carson was an American comedian and television host. He was the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.

Johnny was the son of Ruth E. (Hook) and Homer “Kit” Lloyd Carson.

Johnny’s paternal grandfather was Christopher N. Carson (the son of Marshall Carson and Emilene Kellogg). Marshall was the son of William Carson and Dorothy Nye. Emeline was the daughter of Amos Kellogg and Rebecca Wilson Carver.

Johnny’s paternal grandmother was Ella B. Hardy (the daughter of Samuel Tomlinson Hardy and Viola Millicent Vincent). Samuel was the son of James Hardy and Minerva Tomlinson. Viola was the daughter of Ezra Vincent and Catherine Colburn/Colborn.

Johnny’s maternal grandfather was George William Hook (the son of William Hook and Sophronia Barnett). Johnny’s great-grandfather William was the son of James Grant Hook and Sarah Lyle.

Johnny’s maternal grandmother was Jessie Elton Boyd (the daughter of John Saylor Boyd and Cynthia Simildie Elton Raynolds). Johnny’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Boyd, who was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and of Eliza Saylor. Cynthia Simildie was the daughter of George Washington Raynolds and Elizabeth Millar.

Sources: Genealogies of Johnny Carson –

Genealogy of Johnny Carson (focusing on his mother’s side) –