Meaghan Waller

by stlucas on September 21, 2017

Meaghan Waller – Canada’s Next Top Model Winner Meaghan Waller Visits MuchOnDemand on July 15, 2009 – CTV Queen Street Headquarters – Toronto, Canada – Photo Credit: Robin Wong / PR Photos

Birth Name: Meaghan DeWarrenne-Waller

Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: October 16, 1989

*Ukrainian, Polish, English, possibly Icelandic and other (father)
*Scottish (mother)

Meaghan Waller is a Canadian fashion model. Meaghan is known for being the winner of the third season of Canada’s Next Top Model.

Meaghan is the daughter of Val and Richard Waller. Meaghan has a brother, Matthew. They were raised in Charleswood, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It is said that her mother is of Scottish descent and her father is of Icelandic, Polish, Ukrainian, and other, ancestry.

Meaghan’s paternal grandfather was Barry Waller. “Waller” is usually an English surname.

Meaghan’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Bette” Cherneski (the daughter of Joseph Adam Cherneski and Ann/Anne Presunka). Ann was born in either Poland or Austria, the daughter of and George Presunka and Teenie Goran.


Obituary of Meaghan’s paternal grandmother –

Obituary of Meaghan’s paternal great-grandmother, Ann/Anne (Presunka) Cherneski –

Obituary of Meghan’s paternal great-grandmother’s sister, Mary (Presunka) Stralak –

Obituary of Meaghan’s paternal great-great-grandfather, George Presunka –


Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

by follers on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Marion La Follette

Date of Birth: June 14, 1855

Place of Birth: Primrose, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Death: June 18, 1925

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Ethnicity: English, some French, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Robert M. La Follette, Sr. was an American politician, known a “Fighting Bob”. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1891, Governor of Wisconsin, from January 7, 1901 to January 1, 1906, and a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from January 4, 1906 to June 18, 1925.

He was the Progressive Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1924, winning one state, Wisconsin. He founded the party. He was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924.

Robert was the son of Mary Buchanan (Ferguson) and Josiah La Follette.

He was married to women’s suffrage, peace, and Civil Rights activist Belle Case La Follette. They had four children, including Fola La Follette, a suffrage and labor activist, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from 1925 to 1947, and Philip La Follette, who was Governor of Wisconsin, from 1931 to 1933, and again from 1935 to 1939.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Jesse LaFollette (the son of Joseph Jacob La Follette and Phoebe Goble). Joseph was born in Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France, the son of Jean Du Follette/La Follette and Marie Nemo. Phoebe was the daughter of Judge Robert Goble and Mary C. Malatiah.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Mary Polly Lee (the daughter of Charles Lee and Abigail Crafford). Charles was the son of Richard Lee and Mary Rose.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was John Ferguson (the son of John Ferguson and Phoebe Hill Barrow). Robert’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Ferguson and Elizabeth “Betty” LeMaster. Phoebe was the daughter of William W. Barrow and Amy Lee.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Mary Green.

Source: Genealogy of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. –


Dick Cavett

by madman on September 19, 2017

Dick Cavett – Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Honors Dick Cavett with the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City – November 7, 2014 – Sportsman’s Lodge – Studio City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Richard Alva Cavett

Place of Birth: Gibbon, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 19, 1936

Ethnicity: German, Welsh, English, Scottish, distant Irish

Dick Cavett is an American television personality and talk show host. He was the host of The Dick Cavett Show from 1968 to 1986.

Dick is the son of Erabel “Era” (Richards) and Alva Bayard Cavett. Dick is married to author Martha Rogers. He was previously married to actress Carrie Nye, until her death.

Dick has stated:

My grandfather came from… one of them came from England, the other one came from Wales… I’m Scottish, Irish, English, and possibly partly French, and a dose of German.

Dick’s paternal grandmother was German and his maternal grandfather was Welsh. Dick’s paternal grandfather was not English, as stated, although his ancestry was English and Scottish.

Dick’s paternal grandfather was Alva Arthur Cavett (the son of Andrew James Cavett/Cavitt and Miami Eaton Coupland). Andrew was the son of Richard Cavett/Cavitt and Margaret Graham. Miami was the daughter of Joseph Coupland, who was English, and of Charity Wright.

Dick’s paternal grandmother Gertrude Pinsch (the daughter of Friedrich Pinsch and Maria). Gertrude was German.

Dick’s maternal grandfather was Richard Richards (the son of James Richards and Martha Evans). Richard was born in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Dick’s maternal grandmother was Etta May/Mae/Martha Mitchell (the daughter of William Mitchell and Eliza Ellen Mitchell). William was the son of John Silas Mitchell and Mary “Polly” Atkins. Eliza was the daughter of William Mitchell and Mary Anne Atkison.

Sources: Genealogies of Dick Cavett –

Genealogy of Dick’s father –

Genealogy of Dick’s mother –


Randy Quaid

by andrew on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Randall Rudy Quaid

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 1, 1950

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German

Randy Quaid is an American actor. He is the son of Juanita “Nita” Bonniedale (Jordan) and William Rudy Quaid. His younger brother is actor Dennis Quaid, and his nephew is actor Jack Quaid. He is married to film director Evi Quaid. He has a daughter with his former wife, model Ella Marie Jolly.

Randy has English, and a smaller amount of Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, and German, ancestry. During his interview on Inside the Actors Studio (2002), Randy’s brother stated that he has Irish and Cajun ancestry. It is not clear where this Cajun (French) ancestry comes from. None of Randy’s grandparents or great-grandparents were born in Louisiana, the state usually associated with Cajuns.

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents were Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom. Silas and Mourning were said to have been of partially and/or fully Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified as accurate.

Randy’s paternal grandfather was William Jessie/Jesse Quaid (the son of John Thomas Quaid and Martha Louisa Lola Ozment). William was born in Texas, to parents from Texas. John was the son of Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell. Martha was the daughter of Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda/Melinda Pierce.

Randy’s paternal grandmother was Grace Dakota Corbett. Grace was born in South Dakota, to a father from Iowa and a mother from South Dakota.

Randy’s maternal grandfather was George Waymon Jordan (the son of Nathan James Hezicar Henry Clay Jordan and Martha Ellen Austin). George was born in Tennessee. Nathan was the son of Thomas Jordan and Nancy Tabitha Clark. Martha was the daughter of Thomas M./J. Austin and Sarah Pelina Beavert.

Randy’s maternal grandmother was Ollie Lula French (the daughter of Gardner Zale French and Dezzie Octavia/Octava Cagle). Gardner was the son of Azale J. “Zale” French and Sarah Moore. Dezzie was the daughter of James Pinkney Cagle and Rebecca Jane Clardy.

Randy is a first cousin, twice removed, of performer Gene Autry, known as The Singing Cowboy. Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda Pierce, were the maternal grandparents of Gene Autry. Randy is also a cousin of actors Corbett Tuck and Hillary Tuck.

Sources: Information about Randy’s possible Choctaw Native American ancestry –

Genealogies of Randy Quaid –

Genealogies of Randy Quaid (focusing on his father’s side) –

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

Randy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-grandfather, John Thomas Quaid, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Benjamin Walter Quaid and Martha Elizabeth Bell on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Emily Ann Meese (Moore) Quaid, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Randy’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Silas Ebenezer Moore and Mourning Dumas Folsom, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

Randy’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy, and obituary, of Randy’s maternal grandmother, Ollie Lula (French) Jordan –

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Jimmy Bennett

by bablah on September 19, 2017

Place of Birth: Seal Beach, Orange County, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1996

Ethnicity: Mexican (maternal grandmother), German, English, Scottish, Cornish

Jimmy Bennett is an American actor and musician.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather is James Donald Bennett (the son of Robert Bauer Bennett and Margaret Mary Stover). Robert was the son of William Joseph Bennett, whose mother was English, and of Ruth Edith Bauer. Margaret was the daughter of George Daniel Stover, who was of German descent, and of Edessa P. Pascoe, who was of Cornish, English, and Scottish descent.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother is named Mary Louisa Garcia. She is of Mexican descent.

Sources: Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert Bauer Bennett and Margaret Mary Stover –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Joseph Bennett, on the 1900 U.S Census –

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, George Daniel Stover and Edessa P. Pascoe –

Death records of of Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Edessa P. Pascoe –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandfather, George Daniel Stover, on the 1900 U.S Census –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Edessa P. Pascoe, on the 1910 U.S Census –

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