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Mike McCready

by Manila on December 11, 2017

Mike McCready – “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas Premiere – Arrivals – Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael David McCready

Place of Birth: Pensacola, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 5, 1966

Ethnicity: Finnish (paternal grandmother), German, Dutch, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/16th Norwegian, as well as remote Cornish, French, and Powhatan Native American

Mike McCready is an American musician. He is known as the lead guitarist for the American grunge band Pearl Jam. Other members of Pearl Jam include or have included Dave Abbruzzese, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder.

He is the son of Louise Alice (Wiepke) Craig and Roy L. McCready. Mike is married to Ashley O’Connor, with whom he has three children.

Mike’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Thomas McCready (June 11, 1788, Ireland – September 22, 1851, Mosa, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada).

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Roy Allison McCready (the son of John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg). John was the son of Charles Sylvester McCready and Alice Eleanor Riggins. Joanna was the daughter of Canadian emigrants, Thomas Armstrong Gregg, of Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island, and Joanna Stuart Miller, of West Point, Prince Edward Island.

Mike’s paternal grandmother is Ina Katherine Kero (the daughter of Johan (later John) Sanfred “Fred” Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio). John was a Finnish emigrant, from Lohtaja (now part of Kokkola), Western Finland, and was the son of Juho Matinpoika Kero and Johanna Matintytär Perttula. Christina was also a Finnish immigrant, from Lapua, Western Finland, and was the daughter of Jaakko Juhanpoika Kallio and Maria Jaakontytär Huhtala.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Henry W. F. Wiepke (the son of Friederich W. H. “Fred” Wiepke and Elisabetha W. “Lizzie” Greyl). Friederich was a German immigrant, and was the son of Heinrich “Henry” Wiepke and Elisa Baumgarten. Mike’s great-grandmother Elisabetha was also a German immigrant, and was the daughter of Christoph Greyl and Margaretha Eckert.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Doris Lorraine Fletcher (the daughter of Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard). Earl was the son of English emigrants, Matthew Henry Fletcher and Louisa Smith, both of Dudley, Staffordshire (now part of West Midlands). Emma was the daughter of English emigrant James William Howard, of Bethnal Green, London, and Charlotte “Lottie” Elseth, whose own parents, John Christensen Steensrud (later Elseth) and Nicoline “Lena/Lina” Olsdatter Elseth, were Norwegian emigrants, from Solum (now part of Skien) and Skien, respectively in Telemark.

Sources: Marriage record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Divorce record of Mike’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Birth record of Mike’s paternal grandfather, Roy Allison McCready – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Harrison McCready and Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s paternal great-grandmother, Joanna Ethel Grigg – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal grandmother, Ina Katherine (Kero) McCready, to Horace Milton Dixon – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s paternal great-grandparents, John Sanfred Kero and Hilja Christina Kallio – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s paternal great-grandfather, Johan Sanfred Kero – http://www.sukuhistoria.fi

Birth record of Mike’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s mother, to Roland Michael Craig – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal grandparents, Henry W. F. Wiepke and Doris Lorraine Fletcher – https://www.familysearch.org

Mike’s maternal grandfather, Henry W. F. Wiepke, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Friederich W. H. Wiepke and Elisabetha W. Greyl – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-grandparents, Earl Leroy Fletcher and Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mike’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma Josephine Howard – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal great-great-grandparents, James William Howard and Charlotte Elseth – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen Steensrud – https://media.digitalarkivet.no (official)
https://media.digitalarkivet.no (copy)

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Christensen (Steensrud) Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

Mike’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Nicoline Olsdatter Elseth, on the 1865 Norwegian census – https://www.digitalarkivet.no

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Shealah Craighead

by Manila on December 3, 2017

Birth Name: Shealah Deann Craighead

Place of Birth: Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 21, 1976

Ethnicity: Belgian Flemish, Dutch, English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/8th Paiute Native American, 1/32 Swiss-French, as well as remote Cornish, French, Norwegian, Swedish, and Swiss-German

Shealah Craighead is an American photographer. She been Chief Official White House Photographer, since January 20, 2017.

She is the daughter of Catherine “Cathy” I. (Craighead) Craighead-Lambert and folk musician Arvel Ellis Bird. Shealah, her mother, and her maternal grandmother are pictured here.

Shealah’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandfather, Jeremiah Bird (died between April 19 and May 5, 1738, Elizabeth Township [now part of Elizabeth], New Jersey).

Shealah’s paternal grandfather was Earl Ellis Bird (the son of Ellis Bird and Alda Davis Housley). Shealah’s great-grandfather Ellis was the son of Charles Warner Bird and Celia Pernina White. Alda was the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Housley and Lydia Ann Davis.

Shealah’s paternal grandmother was LaVerna Shamp (the daughter of Thomas Ezra Shamp and Rhoda Carpenter). Thomas was the son of James Wesley Shamp and Mary Catherine Wehr. Rhoda belonged to the Shivwits Band of Paiutes, and was the biological daughter of Jack Bob Bee Queets and Tsuununk. After her biological parents’ deaths, she was adopted by William Hiram Carpenter and Marmora Sheffield.

Shealah’s maternal grandfather was Robert George Craighead (the son of Ralph Edward Craighead and Irene Clara Reed). Ralph was the son of Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Craighead and Anna Coon. Irene was the daughter of Franklin “Frank” Reed and Emma Ann Marie Voirol, whose parents, Augustin François Voirol and Marie Claire Marguerite Beuret, were Swiss-French emigrants, from Les Genevez, Jura.

Shealah’s maternal grandmother is Mary Catherine Hollie (the daughter of Aloysius Carl Hollie and Margaret Roach). Aloysius was the son of German immigrants, Carl Holle and Elizabeth Mary Rothermel. Margaret was the daughter of Richard Shelly Roach, whose was of Irish descent, and of Catherine Theresa Loner, who was of 3/4 German and 1/4 English descent.

Shealah’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandmother, Regina Magdalena.

Sources: Biography of Shealah’s father – https://unityrenaissance.org

Family history of Shealah’s paternal grandfather, Earl Ellis Bird – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Shealah’s paternal great-grandparents, Ellis Bird and Alda Davis Housley – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Shealah’s paternal great-grandfather, Ellis Bird – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Shealah’s paternal grandmother, LaVerna (Shamp) Bird Carroll – http://www.legacy.com

Death record of Shealah’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Ezra Shamp – https://www.familysearch.org

Biography of Shealah’s paternal great-grandmother, Rhoda (Carpenter) Johnston – http://arvel.section101.com

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal grandparents, Robert George Craighead and Mary Catherine Hollie – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Shealah’s maternal grandfather, Robert George Craighead – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal great-grandparents, Ralph Edward Craighead and Irene Clara Reed – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal great-grandparents, Aloysius Carl Hollie and Margaret Roach – https://www.familysearch.org

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Ned Luke

by Manila on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: Ned Armstrong Luke

Place of Birth: Danville, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1958

Ethnicity: English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, as well as remote Breton, French, Guernsey Channel Islander, Irish, Italian (Venetian), and Native American (Nansemond and Powhatan)

Ned Luke is an American actor.

He is the son of Cynthia Lenora “Cindy” (Smith) and Frederick William “Fred” Luke.

Ned is married to a yoga instructor Amy Sax, with whom he has a son. They are pictured here.

Ned’s paternal grandfather was Robert John Luke (the son of Frederick William “Fred/Fritz” Luke and Emma F. Schultz). Ned’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of German immigrants Carl Friederich Lück (later Charles Frederick Luke), of Kletzke, Prignitz, Brandenburg, and of Caroline Frederike Köhler, of Kleinwelsbach, Thuringia. Emma was the daughter of German immigrants “John F.” Schultz, of Stettin (now Szczecin, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland), and of Elizabeth “Lissa” Ringler, of Darmstadt, Hesse.

Ned’s paternal grandmother was Marie Smith (the daughter of John William Smith and Antonette/Jenetta “Nettie” Storm). Ned’s great-grandfather John was the son of Charles Everett Smith and Mary Bianca McMillen. Nettie was the daughter of John Harvey Storm and Hannah Hiatt.

Ned’s maternal grandfather was Paul Birch (the son of Charles Henry Paul Smith and Leonora Sarah Lowery). Charles was the son of Henry Paul Smith and Sarah Ann America Henderson. Leonora was the daughter of William Walter Lowery and Mary Francis Florence Beck.

Ned’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Evelyn Farish (the daughter of Lawrence Buckner Farish and Cynthia Mims). Lawrence was the son of Edward Stevens “Big Ned” Farish and Ladonia “Donee” Patrick. Cynthia was the daughter of David Cullen Mims and Amanda Hasseltine “Hattie” Beard.

Ned’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Bettania Georgia Ross.

Sources: Ned’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ned’s paternal grandfather, Robert John Luke, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ned’s paternal great-grandparents, Frederick William Luke and Emma F. Schultz – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Ned’s paternal great-grandfather, Frederick William Luke – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ned’s paternal great-grandmother, Emma F. (Schultz) Luke – https://www.familysearch.org

Ned’s paternal grandmother, Marie Smith, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ned’s paternal great-grandparents, John William Smith and Jenetta Storm – https://www.familysearch.org

Ned’s maternal grandfather, Paul Birch, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal grandparents, Paul Birch and Margaret Evelyn Farish – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal grandfather, Paul Birch, to Betsy Ann Ross – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Henry Paul Smith and Leonora Sarah Lowery – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ned’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Henry Paul Smith – The Flow of Fountains from Darlington County, South Carolina to Monroe County, Alabama (1999), by June Jones Igo

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles Henry Paul Smith – https://familysearch.org

Ned’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Paul Smith, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ned’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Ann America Henderson, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-grandmother, Leonora Sarah (Lowery) Smith – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ned’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Walter Lowery and Mary Francis Florence Beck – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Walter Lowery – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Francis Florence (Beck) Lowery – https://www.familysearch.org

Ned’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Evelyn Farish, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Ned’s maternal great-grandfather, Lawrence Buckner Farish – https://www.familysearch.org

Ned’s maternal great-grandmother, Cynthia Mims, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Jordan Fisher

by madman on October 25, 2017

Jordan Fisher – “Power Rangers” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Mann Village Theatre, Westwood, 961 Broxton Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Julian Blythe/HNW / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jordan William Fisher

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

Date of Birth: April 24, 1994

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cambodian, Tahitian, African-American, Cherokee Native American, Sioux Native American

Jordan Fisher is an American singer, dancer, and actor. He stated his ethnic background in an interview with Hollywood Today Live.

Jordan was raised by his maternal grandparents, since his mother was sixteen when she gave birth to him.

Jordan’s maternal grandparents are Rodney Dale Fisher and Patricia L. Corbett.

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Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman

by bablah on October 13, 2017

Birth Name: Floyd L. Westerman

Date of Birth: August 17, 1936

Place of Birth: Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota

Date of Death: December 13, 2007

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: Sisseton Santee Dakota, 1/16 French-Canadian

Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, also known as Kanghi Duta (“Red Crow” in Dakota), was an American musician, political activist, and actor.

Floyd was born on the Lake Traverse Reservation, the son of Christian John Westerman and Emily Adams. His parents belonged to Sisseton band of Santee Dakota people. Floyd was married to Rosie, with whom he had five children.

Floyd’s maternal grandparents were Samuel/Kangianta Adams and Justine LaFramboise (the daughter of Joseph Edouard ‎Fafard LaFramboise and Josephine Freniere Gray Eagle). Joseph’s father was French-Canadian.

Photo by Prphotos

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