Evan Bayh

by follers on August 18, 2018

Birth Name: Birch Evans Bayh III

Place of Birth: Shirkieville, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 26, 1955

Ethnicity: German, Norwegian, English, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, remote Dutch and Cornish

Evan Bayh is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been Secretary of State of Indiana, from December 1, 1986 to January 9, 1989, Governor of Indiana, from January 9, 1989 to January 13, 1997, and a U.S. Senator from Indiana, from January 3, 1999 to January 3, 2011.

He was, briefly and more or less, a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2008.

Evan is the son of Marvella Belle (Hern), a breast cancer activist, and Birch Bayh, a politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Indiana, from 1963 to 1981, and had himself run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, in 1976.

Evan is married to attorney Susan Bayh, with whom he has two children.

Evan’s paternal grandfather was Birch Bayh (Birch Evans Bayh), an NCAA head basketball coach (the son of Frederick C. Bayh and Nettie/Mettie Evans). Evan’s grandfather Birch was born in Indiana. Frederick was born in Indiana, the son of German parents, from Württemburg, Christopher Bayh and Christina Crauf. Nettie was the daughter of Jesse Lewis Evans and Elizabeth Ann Evans.

Evan’s paternal grandmother was Leah Ward Hollingsworth (the daughter of John Harrison Hollingsworth and Mary Katherine Ward). Leah was born in Indiana. John was the son of James Hollingsworth and Mary Catherine Dovel. Evan’s great-grandmother Mary Katherine was the daughter of Anderson Ward and Elizabeth Jane Rolls/Roll.

Evan’s maternal grandfather was Delbert Murphy Hern (the son of Ernest Hern and Laura Vercilla Murphy). Delbert was born in Oklahoma. Ernest was the son of Overton C. Hern and Elizabeth R. “Bettie” Patton. Laura was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Murphy and Mariah Glover.

Evan’s maternal grandmother was Bernett E. Monson (the daughter of Elef Monson and Belle Koetke). Bernett was born in North Dakota. Elef was Norwegian, and was the son of Lillian Morvilla. Belle was the daughter of Ernest Koetke, who was born in Hannover, Germany, and of Louisa, who was born in Illinois, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Evan Bayh –


Milo Gibson

by follers on August 18, 2018

Milo Gibson – “Hacksaw Ridge” Los Angeles Special Screening – Arrivals – Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Date of Birth: November 1989

Ethnicity: Irish, English, more distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh

Milo Gibson is an Australian and American actor. He is the son of Robyn Denise (Moore), a dental nurse, and American-Australian actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson. One of his uncles, Donald Gibson, is also an actor. Milo’s father was born in Peekskill, New York, to an American father and an Irish mother, and also had an Australian paternal grandmother. Milo’s mother is Australian. His father is Catholic and his mother is a member of the Church of England.

Milo’s patrilineal line can be traced back to John Gibson, who was born, c. 1601, in England.

Milo’s paternal grandfather is Hutton Peter Gibson (the son of John Hutton Gibson and Eva Mylott, born Eva Teresa Mylott). Milo’s grandfather Hutton was born in New York, U.S. Milo’s great-grandfather John was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the son of John Gerard Gibson, who had English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry, and of Susan Louisa Miller O’Farrell/Farrell, who was of Irish descent. Milo’s great-grandmother Eva was an Australian opera singer. She was born in Tuross Head, New South Wales, to Irish parents, Patrick Mylott and Mary Heffernan.

Milo’s paternal grandmother was Anne Patricia Reilly. Anne was Irish, and was born in County Longford.

Sources: Genealogies of Milo Gibson (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Milo’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –


Dan Smyers

by madman on August 13, 2018

Birth Name: Daniel Christopher Smyers

Place of Birth: Wexford, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1987

Ethnicity: Japanese (paternal grandmother), Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, German

Dan Smyers is an American singer and songwriter. He is one half of the country duo Dan + Shay, along with Shay Mooney.

Dan is the son of Patty (Callenda) and Dave Smyers. He is married to Abby Law.

Dan’s paternal grandfather was Edward Calvin Smyers (the son of Edward Calvin Smyers and Ethel Marie Bennett). Dan’s great-grandfather Edward had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, and German ancestry, and was the son of Bertrand Hunter Smyers, an attorney, known as the co-founder of the University of Pittsburgh’s football program, and of Flora Bell Hays. Ethel was the daughter of Thomas Joseph Bennett and Mary Catherine Cannon, who were born in Pennsylvania, both of them to Irish parents.

Dan’s paternal grandmother was named Michiko “Angle” Ohashi. Michiko was Japanese.

Sources: Genealogy of Dan Smyers –

Genealogy of Dan’s paternal grandfather, Edward Calvin Smyers –

Genealogy of Dan’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Calvin Smyers –

Dan’s paternal great-grandmother, Ethel Marie Bennett, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Dan’s paternal great-grandmother, Ethel Marie (Bennett) Smyers –

Obituary of Dan’s paternal grandmother, Michiko “Angle” (Ohashi) Smyers –

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Howard Baker

by follers on August 7, 2018

Birth Name: Howard Henry Baker, Jr.

Date of Birth: November 15, 1925

Place of Death: Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Death: June 26, 2014

Place of Death: Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Howard Baker was an American politician and diplomat. A Republican, he served as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1985, Senate Minority Leader, from January 3, 1977 to November 1, 1979, and again from March 5, 1980 to January 3, 1981, Senate Majority Leader, from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1985, White House Chief of Staff, from February 27, 1987 to July 3, 1988, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, from July 5, 2001 to February 17, 2005.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1980.

Howard was the son of Dora Ann (Ladd) and Howard Baker, Sr., a politician, who was a Republican Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, from 1951 to 1964.

Howard was married to Joy Dirksen, until her death, and then to politician, U.S. Senator from Kansas, Nancy Kassebaum, until his death. Howard had two children with Joy. Joy was the daughter of U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen. Nancy Kassebaum was the daughter of Governor of Kansas and Republican Presidential nominee Alf Landon.

Howard’s paternal grandfather was James Francis Baker (the son of George Washington Baker and Jane Irwin). Jane was the daughter of George Irwin and Lucy Miller.

Howard’s paternal grandmother was named Helen Blanche Keen.

Source: Genealogy of Howard Baker (focusing on his father’s side) –

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Claire Trevor

by madman on July 19, 2018

Birth Name: Claire Wemlinger

Date of Birth: March 8, 1910

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

Date of Death: April 8, 2000

Place of Death: Newport Beach, California, U.S.

*German (father)
*Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (mother)

Claire Trevor was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Key Largo (1948).

Claire was the daughter of Edith Benjamina “Betty” (Morrison) and Noel Benjamin Wemlinger, a merchant tailor. Her father was born in Paris, France, to German parents. Her mother was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Claire was married to Hollywood film producer and real estate developer Milton H. Bren, until his death. She had a son with her former husband, Navy lieutenant Cylos William Dunsmore.

Claire’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Wemlinger (the son of Landelin Wemlinger and Helena Schmider). Benjamin was born in Rust, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Claire’s paternal grandmother was named Klara/Clara Sauter. Klara was born in Oberderdingen, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Claire’s maternal grandparents were Robert Morrison and Mary Chambers. Robert and Mary were born in Belfast.

Sources: Genealogy of Claire Trevor –

Claire’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Claire’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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