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Ron McGovney

by Manila on May 6, 2018

Birth Name: Ronald Joe McCovney

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 2, 1963

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, as well as small amount of Channel Islander [Jersey], Cornish, and Swiss-German

Ron McGovney is an American musician. He is known as the original bassist for the heavy metal band Metallica, before he was replaced by Cliff Burton. The band’s members have also included/include Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, and Lars Ulrich.

Ron is the son of LaRae (Houskeeper) and Joseph Ray “Mack” McGovney.

Ron is married to Rene Michele Norrod, with whom he has three children.

Ron’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Thomas McGovney.

Ron’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Clifton McGovney (the son of James McGovney and Margaret Jane Metz). Joseph was born in Ohio. James was the son of James McGovney and Elizabeth Douglas. Margaret was the daughter of William Metz and Katherine Thomas.

Ron’s paternal grandmother was Matilda Catherine Simmons (the daughter of Joel B. Simmons and Clara Ellen Webb). Matilda was born in Illinois. Joel was the son of Joel Simmons and Catherine Ward. Clara was the daughter of William Webb and Matilda Baker.

Ron’s maternal grandfather was James Edmond Houskeeper (the son of Thomas Jefferson Houskeeper and Missouri Jane Ownens). James was born in Utah. Thomas was the son of John Houskeeper and Elizabeth Thompson Morrow. Missouri was the daughter of John William Owens and Ruth Yoakum.

Ron’s maternal grandmother was Alice Elnora Vance (the daughter of George Harden Vance and Mary Cashman Wakefield). Alice was born in Utah. George was the son of Isaac Young Vance and Martha Eleanor Yager. Mary Cashman was the daughter of John Fleming Wakefield and Susannah Garlick.

Ron’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his ninth great-grandmother, Appolonia.

Sources: Birth record of Ron McGovney – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ron’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ron’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

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Finneas O’Connell

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Finneas Baird O’Connell

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1997

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Belgian [Flemish]

Finneas O’Connell is an American actor and musician.

Finneas is the son of actress, musician, and songwriter Maggie May Baird and Patrick Mead O’Connell. His younger sister is singer and songwriter Billie Eilish.

Finneas’ maternal grandfather was William Norton “Bill” Baird (the son of Collier Whittemore Baird and Dorothy Grace Norton). Collier was the son of William Torrey Baird and Anne Meredith Grant. Dorothy was the daughter of Lawrence Adelbert Norton and Grace Helena Bulckens, who was of half Belgian (Flemish) and half Irish descent.

Sources: Finneas’ maternal grandfather, William Norton Baird, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Finneas’ maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Grace Norton – https://www.familysearch.org

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Billie Eilish

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 2001

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Belgian [Flemish]

Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter.

Billie is the daughter of actress, musician, and songwriter Maggie May Baird and Patrick Mead O’Connell. Her older brother is actor and musician Finneas O’Connell.

Billie’s maternal grandfather was William Norton “Bill” Baird (the son of Collier Whittemore Baird and Dorothy Grace Norton). Collier was the son of William Torrey Baird and Anne Meredith Grant. Dorothy was the daughter of Lawrence Adelbert Norton and Grace Helena Bulckens, who was of half Belgian (Flemish) and half Irish descent.

Sources: Billie’s maternal grandfather, William Norton Baird, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Billie’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Grace Norton – https://www.familysearch.org

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James Bay

by Manila on April 21, 2018

James Bay – Ivor Novello Awards 2016 – Arrivals – Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90 Park Lane – London, UK –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Michael Bay

Place of Birth: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 September, 1990

Ethnicity: English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

James Bay is an English musician.

James is the son of Jill E. (Walton) and Nicholas Michael Bay.

James’ paternal grandfather was David Michael Bay (the son of Charles Bay and May).

James’ paternal grandmother was Patricia Kathleen Musgrave (the daughter of Francis Edward Musgrave and Kathleen Ethel Grey). Francis was the son of James Musgrave and Kathleen Lizzie Const Barker. James’ great-grandmother Kathleen was the daughter of Charles William Grey.

James’ maternal grandfather was named William H[enry] Walton.

James’ maternal grandmother was named Dorothy Holland.

Sources: Birth record of James Bay – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of James’ parents – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of James’ father – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of James’ father – http://www.thepeerage.com

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

Marriage record of James’ maternal grandparents, William H[enry] Walton and Dorothy Holland – https://www.familysearch.org

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Grace Van Patten

by madman on April 21, 2018

Grace Van Patten – 24th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards – Arrivals – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Drive – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: c. 1996/1997

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), German, English, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, 1/16th Danish

Grace Van Patten is an American actress.

She is the daughter of model Wendy Rossmeyer and director, producer, and actor Tim Van Patten (Timothy Van Patten). She is the half-niece of actors Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten (Grace’s father is the half-brother of Dick and Joyce). Her half-cousin is actress Talia Balsam, who is the daughter of Joyce.

Grace’s father’s ancestry is Dutch, English, and German on his own father’s side and Italian on his own mother’s. Grace’s mother is of German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, English, and 1/8th Danish descent.

Grace’s paternal grandfather was Richard Byron Van Patten (the son of John Peter Van Patten and Florence Lucinda Tyler). John was the son of Byron Van Patten and Elizabeth Abigail Butler, whose mother was German. Florence was the daughter of Edwin Forest Tyler and Anna Otten.

Grace’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Marie della Gatta (the daughter of Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro). Eleanor was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Grace’s maternal grandfather was Bruce O. Rossmeyer (the son of William H. Rossmeyer and Ella Susan Rosenvinge). Bruce was born in New Jersey. William was born in New Jersey, to German parents, William R. Rossmeyer and Agathe. Ella was the daughter of Otto Johannes Peter Christian Rosenvinge, who was Danish, from Gimsing, Denmark, and of Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, who was likely of Irish descent.

Grace’s maternal grandmother is Sandra “Sandy” Broadfoot (the daughter of James Kimbrough Broadfoot and Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay). James was the son of James Andrew Broadfoot and Minnie Epling. Anna was the daughter of Edward Smith Rowsey and Beulah May Robison.

Sources: Genealogies of Grace Van Patten – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Grace’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Grace’s paternal grandfather, Richard Byron Van Patten – https://www.ancestry.com

Grace’s paternal great-grandparents, Andrew della Gatta and Lucy J. Giamporcaro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Grace’s maternal great-grandfather, William H. Rossmeyer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge (through Ella’s sister, Dorothy E. Rosenvinge; focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Ella Susan Rosenvinge, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Likely Grace’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Irene Adella Coyle/Coley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Quay Rowsey/Rowsay (through Anna’s brother, Hubert Holms Rowsey; focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Grace’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Quay (Rowsey/Rowsay) Broadfoot – https://www.newspapers.com

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