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 –

Death record of Eric’s paternal great-grandfather, Martin Wynalda/Wynalder –

Obituary of Eric’ paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine/Tryntje (Bergsma) Wynalda –

Eric’s paternal grandmother, Della Rykse, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death records of Eric’s paternal great-grandparents, George Rykse and Anna DeRuiter –

Eric’s maternal grandfather, Bill Joe Boswell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Eric’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Lee Lemley –

Eric’s great-grandmother, Flora Lee Benham, on the 1910 U.S. Census –


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 –
Joseph William Martin, Jr. on the 1910 U.S. Census –


Róisín Murphy

by bablah on June 27, 2017

Photo by Landmark/PR Photos

Birth Name: Róisín Marie Murphy

Place of Birth: Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland

Date of Birth: 5 July, 1973

Ethnicity: Irish

Róisín Murphy is an Irish singer and songwriter. Together with Mark Brydon, she formed the UK music duo Moloko.


Sharleen Spiteri

by bablah on June 27, 2017

Sharleen Spiteri – 58th Annual BFI London Film Festival – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos 

Birth name: Sharleen Eugene Spiteri

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Date of Birth: 7 November, 1967

*Maltese, Italian (father)
*Irish, German (mother)

Sharleen Spiteri is a Scottish singer and songwriter. She is known as the frontwoman of the band Texas. She was born in Glasgow, to Eddie and Vilma Spiteri. Spiteri is a Maltese last name.



Len Cariou

by stlucas on June 26, 2017

Len Cariou – York Theatre Company’s 24th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala – Photo Credit: PR Photos /

Birth Name: Leonard Joseph Cariou

Place of Birth: St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada

Date of Birth: September 30, 1939

*Breton, French (father)
*Irish (mother)

Len Cariou is a Canadian actor.

Len is the son of Molly/Mollie/Mary Estelle (Moore) and George Marius Cariou. Len was raised in East Kildonan, Manitoba.

Len’s father was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, of Breton and French descent. Len’s mother was born in Québec, Canada, of Irish descent.

Len’s paternal grandfather was Corentin Mathieu Cariou. Corentin was born in France, and had Breton roots.

Len’s paternal grandmother was Ursula Capitaine (the daughter of Charles Edward Capitaine and Alexandrine Gourmelen). Ursula was born in Algeria, to parents from France.

Len’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Moore III (the son of Thomas Moore II and Mary Hardgrove). Len’s great-grandfather Thomas was born in Ontario, Canada, the son of Irish parents from County Tipperary and County Limerick, Thomas Moore and Catherine Doheny. Mary was born in County Clare, Ireland, the daughter of Richard Hardgrove and Bridget MacNamara.

Len’s maternal grandmother was Agnes Ann Thompson (the daughter of John Patrick Thompson and Jane Moran). John was the son of Alexander Thompson, who was from County Cork, Ireland, and of Eleanor Ellen Casserly. Jane was born in Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Len Cariou –

Genealogy of Len’s mother, Molly/Mollie/Mary Estelle Moore –