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Howard W. Hunter

by Manila on September 22, 2018

Birth Name: Howard William Hunter

Date of Birth: November 14, 1907

Place of Birth: Boise, Idaho, U.S.

Date of Death: March 3, 1995

Place of Death: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 3/8ths Danish, 1/8th German, 1/8th Norwegian

Howard W. Hunter was an American lawyer. He was the 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from June 5, 1994 to March 3, 1995, his death. He was also on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, from October 10, 1959 to June 5, 1994, and was its President, from May 20, 1988 (acting from November 10, 1985) to June 5, 1994.

His father, John William Hunter, was not a Latter-day Saint, until he joined the church in 1927. His mother, Nellie Marie (Rasmussen), was of three quarters Danish and one quarter Norwegian descent.

Howard was married to Clara May “Claire” Jeffs, until her death, and to nurse Inis Bernice Egan, until his death. Howard and Clara had three children.

Howard’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Alexander Hunter.

Howard’s paternal grandfather was John Hunter (the son of John Hunter and Margaret Carrs). Howard’s grandfather John was a Scottish emigrant, from Paisley, Renfrewshire. Howard’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Hunter and Jean Murchie. Margaret was the daughter of James Carrs and Marion Cleland.

Howard’s paternal grandmother was Josephine May Nowell (the daughter of William Nowell and Rebecca Crites). Josephine was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri. William was the son of Silas Nowell and Nancy F. Hatch. Rebecca was of German descent, and was the daughter of John Adam Crites and Anna Margaret Strauss.

Howard’s maternal grandfather was Martin Rasmussen (the son of Morten Rasmussen and Karen Marie Christiansen). Martin was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Morten was a Danish emigrant, from Brændekilde, Odense, and was the son of Rasmus Rasmussen and Maren Jensdatter. Karen was also a Danish emigrant, from Gelsted, Odense, and was the daughter of Christian Nielsen and Ane Margrethe Jensdatter.

Howard’s maternal grandmother was Nicoline Christensen (the daughter of Anders Christensen and Nilla Pedersdatter Nordbyeie). Nicoline was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Anders was a Danish emigrant, from Kirke Stillinge, Sorø, and was the son of Christian Andersen and Karen Jensdatter. Nilla was a Norwegian emigrant, from Lillestrøm, Akershus, and was the daughter of Peder Hans Torgersen Haneborgeie and Berthe Marie Nilsdatter Lund.

Howard’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandmother, Gyri Gundersdatter Ramstad.

Source: Genealogy of Howard W. Hunter – https://www.familysearch.org

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Gordon B. Hinckley

by Manila on September 22, 2018

Birth Name: Gordon Bitner Hinckley

Date of Birth: June 23, 1910

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Death: January 27, 2008

Place of Death: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*Dutch, English, as well as small amount of Cornish, French, German, Scottish, and Welsh (father)
*Danish (maternal grandfather)
*Norwegian (maternal grandmother)

Gordon B. Hinckley was an American religious leader and author. He was the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from March 12, 1995 to January 27, 2008, his death. He was also on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, from October 5, 1961 to July 23, 1981, and was its President, from June 5, 1994 to March 12, 1995.

His father, Bryant Stringham Hinckley, was a writer and educator. His mother, Christene (Johnson), was the daughter of emigrants, from Copenhagen, Denmark and Fredrisktad, Østfold, Norway, respectively.

Gordon was married to Marjorie Pay, until her death. The couple has five children.

Gordon’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifteenth great-grandfather, John de Hinckley.

Gordon’s paternal grandfather was Ira Nathaniel Hinckley (the son of Erastus Nathaniel Hinckley and Lois Judd). Ira was a Canadian emigrant, from Bastard Township (now part of Rideau Lakes), Ontario. Erastus was American, from Elizabethtown, New York, and was the son of Nathaniel Hinckley and Rhoda Barber. Lois was the daughter of American emigrants, Arza Judd, of Harwinton, Connecticut, and of Lois Knapp, Amenia, New York.

Gordon’s paternal grandmother was Angeline Wilcox Noble (the daughter of Lucian Noble and Emily Wilcox). Angeline was born in Livonia, Michigan. Lucian was the son of Silas Noble and Leah Hollenbeck. Emily was the daughter of Smith Wilcox and Martha Turner.

Gordon’s maternal grandfather was Niels Johansen (later Johnson, the son of Johannes Peter Rasmus Johansen, later John Peter Rasmus Johnson, and of Karen Marie Nielsdatter, later Caroline Marie Nielsen Toft). John was the son of Johannes Christensen and Ane Dorthea Jensdatter. Caroline was the daughter of Niels Hansen and Ane Larsdatter.

Gordon’s maternal grandmother was Caroline Josephine Matthea Johansen (later Josephine Caroline Mathia Johnson, the daughter of Johan Johannesen and Inger Kirstine Thoresdatter). Johan was the son of Johannes Johansen and Mari Halvorsdatter. Inger was the daughter of Thore Johannesen and Anna Maria Jacobsdatter.

Gordon’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Elen Halvorsdatter.

Source: Genealogy of Gordon B. Hinckley – https://www.familysearch.org

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Elley Duhé

by Manila on September 21, 2018

Birth Name: Elley Frances Duhé

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

Date of Birth: February 14, 1992

Ethnicity: Breton, Dutch [including Frisian], English, French [including French-Canadian], German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 65/512 Italian, 1/128 Belgian [Flemish], 15/2048 Shawnee Native American, 1/256 Cherokee Native American, 1/512 Swiss-German, 5/16384 Manx, 1/4096 Swedish, as well as distant Cornish

Elley Duhé is an American singer and songwriter.

Elley is the daughter of Teena and Robert Duhé.

Elley’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Jacques Duhée.

Elley’s paternal grandfather is Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé III (the son of Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé, Jr. and Angelina “Jennie” Lovetro). Elley’s grandfather Willie was born in Louisiana. Elley’s great-grandfather Willie was the son of Willie Joseph Duhé and Léonie Millet. Elley’s great-great-grandfather Willie’s maternal fifth great-grandmother, Verena Hirtzel, was Swiss-German, from Pfäffikon, Canton of Zürich. Also, his maternal fourth great-grandfather, Heinrich Albert Schexnayder, was Belgian, from Brussels. Léonie’s paternal fourth great-grandfather, Christopher Johannes (or Jean Christphe in French) Huber, was also Belgian, from Leuven, Flemish Brabant. Also, one of Léonie’s paternal eighth great-grandfathers was Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler. Leónie’s paternal third great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Manuel (or Jean Baptiste Manuel in French) Bacas, was Italian, from Genoa. Jennie was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Antonio “Anthony” Lovetro and Angelina Ferrara.

Elley’s paternal grandmother is named Barbara Kennedy.

Elley’s maternal grandfather is Colonel Walker “Bud” Scott, Jr. (the son of Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. and Dorothy May Davis). Elley’s grandfather Colonel was born in Cattlesburg, Kentucky. Elley’s great-grandfather Colonel was the biological father of criminal and cult leader Charles Manson, and was the son of Walker Henderson Scott and Gladys Ella Cline. Two of Elley’s great-great-grandfather Walker’s sixth great-grandparents, Sven Rambo and Ann Christian, were ethnic Swedish and Manx, respectively. His twice ninth great-grandfather, William McChristen, was also a Manx, from Milntown. Dorothy was a World War II veteran, and was the daughter of Melvin Davis and Dora Castle. Melvin’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Nakitika, was a Cherokee Native American. Melvin’s maternal great-great-grandfather and Dora’s paternal great-grandfather, Inman Castle, was 5/8 Shawnee Native American.

Elley’s maternal grandmother was Frances Jeanette “Frankie” McDowell (the daughter of Harvey James McDowell and Thelma Josephine Wright). Frances was born in Grayson, Kentucky. Harvey was the son of Charles Leander “Charlie” McDowell and Fanny B. Sexton. Thelma was the daughter of James Lewis Wright and Elizabeth Ellen Burchett.

Elley’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Elizabeth Patrick (September 15, 1831, Morgan County, Kentucky – February 14, 1910, Magoffin County, Kentucky).

Sources: Genealogy of Elley’s paternal grandfather, Willie Joseph Duhé III – http://perilloux.net

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandfather, Colonel Walker Scott, Jr. – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Elley’s paternal great-grandfather, Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis – https://www.familysearch.org

Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May (Davis) Canterbury – https://www.newspapers.com

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell – https://www.familysearch.org

Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette (McDowell) Scott – http://wolfefuneralhomes.com

Elley’s maternal great-grandfather, Harvey James McDowell, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright – https://www.familysearch.org

Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Nick Antosca

by stlucas on September 21, 2018

Nick Antosca – 44th Annual Saturn Awards – Arrivals – Castaway,1250 E Harvard Road – Burbank, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by E / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Nicholas Jonathan Antosca

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 23, 1983

Ethnicity:
*Italian, possibly other (father)
*German, Irish (mother)

Nick Antosca is an American novelist, screenwriter, and producer.

Nick is the son of Mary and Stephen Antosca.

Nick’s maternal grandfather was Arthur James “Art” Schoenberger (the son of Joseph L. Schoenberger/Schoenenberger and Marie Dolores Quinlan). Arthur was born in Ohio. Joseph was born in Ohio, the son of Joseph A. Schoenenberger and Josephine C. Brookhall/Brockhoff. Marie was born in Ohio, the daughter of Patrick W. Quinlan, who was Irish, and of Anna Tierney.

Nick’s maternal grandmother was Mary Agnes Schirmer (the daughter of August Henry Schirmer and Mary Frances Mager). Mary Agnes was born in New Jersey. August was born in Ohio, to German parents, William Henry Schirmer and Mary Quick. Mary Frances was born in New Jersey, the daughter of Valerian Mager, who was German, and of Anna Marie Steets, whose parents were German.

Sources: Genealogy of Nick’s maternal grandfather, Arthur James “Art” Schoenberger – http://www.zellnerfamily.com

Obituary of Nick’s maternal grandmother, Mary Agnes (Schirmer) Schoenberger – http://www.oakridger.com

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Peter Hedges

by follers on September 20, 2018

Birth Name: Peter Simpson Hedges

Place of Birth: West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 6, 1962

Ethnicity: English, some German and Scottish, distant French and Welsh

Peter Hedges is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

Peter is the son of Carole/Carol Joan (Simpson) and The Rev. Robert Boyden Hedges, an Episcopalian minister. He is married to Susan Bruce (Titman), a poet and actress. They have two children, including actor Lucas Hedges.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Walter Raleigh/Rollie Hedges (the son of Osage Orange Hedges and Louisa Jane/Jennie Palmer). Walter was born in Iowa. Osage was the son of Alfred Sylvester/Edward Hedges, who was born in Morden, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, and of Amelia Chloe Chadwick. Louisa was the daughter of Zacharias/Zachariah T. Palmer and Florence Amanda Bethea.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Rachael/Rachel Boyden (the daughter of Samuel Frederick Boyden and Lola Leetta/Letta Lambert). Rachael was born in Iowa. Samuel was the son of John B. Boyden and Sarah Wesson. Lola was the daughter of Abner Henry Lambert and Mary Ann Anderson.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was Henry Ray Simpson (the son of John Clayton Simpson and Willie/Willa Howard Kimbel). Henry was born in Missouri. John was the son of Henry Hardin/Harding Simpson and Sarah Jane Cook. Willie was the daughter of Washington Thurman Kimbel and Sarah Amanda Brim.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was Lila/Leila Loie Krouse (the daughter of Charles/Charley Krouse and Maude/Maud Nellie Noble). Lila was born in Iowa. Charles was the son of Martin Krouse, who was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and of Caroline Margaret Feigh, who was born in New Jersey, to German parents. Maude was the daughter of George Sherman Noble and Ida Caroline Clark.

Sources: Peter’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Peter’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Peter’s paternal grandfather, Walter Raleigh/Rollie Hedges (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Peter’s paternal great-grandfather, Osage Orange Hedges (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Peter’s paternal great-grandmother, Louisa Jane/Jennie (Palmer) Hedges – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Peter’s mother – http://www.findagrave.com

Peter’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Peter’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles/Charley Krouse and Maude/Maud Nellie Noble – https://www.familysearch.org

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