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David Cassidy R.I.P.

by stlucas on November 23, 2017

Birth Name: David Bruce Cassidy

Date of Birth: April 12, 1950

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

Date of Death: November 21, 2017

Place of Death: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Irish, Swiss-German, English, distant Scottish, remote Welsh

David Cassidy was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

David was the son of actors Evelyn Ward and Jack Cassidy (born John Joseph Edward Cassidy). David was partly raised in West Orange, New Jersey. David’s father was of half Irish and half German descent. David’s mother had English, Swiss-German, some German, distant Scottish, and remote Welsh, ancestry.

David has a son with his former wife, Sue Shifrin; and a daughter, actress Katie Cassidy, with model Cheryl “Sherry” Benedon.

David’s paternal grandfather was William George Cassidy (the son of Patrick Cassidy and Delia Dooley). Patrick was born in New York, to parents from Ireland, Patrick Cassidy, from Drumnanane, Inniskillen, Fermanagh, and Mary Berriger. Delia was also born in New York, also to parents from Ireland, John Dooley and Mary Ann.

David’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte “Lottie” Koehler (the daughter of William Koehler and Wilhelmine Caroline Henriette Borchardt). Charlotte was born in New York, to parents from Germany.

David’s maternal grandfather was Frederick Charles Ward (the son of Frederick T. Ward and Lillie Frink). Frederick was the son of Aaron J. Ward and Sophie Abby Thompson. Lillie was the daughter of Isaac Pendleton Frink and Jane Ann Frances Burdick.

David’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Laurinda Wheeler (the daughter of Horace Perry “Harris” Wheeler and Laura Laurinda Williams). Horace was the son of John Wheeler (born Johannes Weiler), who was from Sulz, Zürich, Switzerland, and of Marietta E. Herdman, who had German ancestry. Laura was the daughter of William Hyatt Williams and Rebecca Day.

Sources: Notes on David’s family history, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Genealogies of David Cassidy – http://www.geni.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of David Cassidy (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of David’s maternal grandmother, Ethel Laurinda Wheeler – http://www.ancestry.com

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W. Averell Harriman

by follers on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: William Averell Harriman

Date of Birth: November 15, 1891

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States

Date of Death: July 26, 1986

Place of Death: Yorktown Heights, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, some French, distant Scottish

W. Averell Harriman was an American politician, businessperson, and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, since 1928, he was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, from October 23, 1943 to January 24, 1946, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, from April 30, 1946 to October 1, 1946, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, from October 7, 1946 to April 22, 1948, and Governor of New York, from January 1, 1955 to December 31, 1958.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1952 and 1956.

W. was the son of Mary Williamson (Averell), a philanthropist, and E. H. Harriman (Edward Henry Harriman), a railroad executive. His siblings were E. Roland Harriman, a financier and philanthropist, and Mary Harriman Rumsey, who founded The Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements.

W. was married to art collector Marie Norton Harriman, until her death, and to socialite Pamela Harriman (born Pamela Beryl Digby), until his death. W. had two children with his first wife, Kitty Lanier Lawrence.

W.’s paternal grandfather was The Rev. Orlando Harriman (the son of Orlando Harriman and Ann Ingland). W.’s grandfather The Rev. Orlando was an Episcopal clergyman. W.’s great-grandfather Orlando was born in London, England.

W.’s paternal grandmother was Cornelia Neilson (the daughter of John Neilson, III and Abigail Bleecker). John was the son of Gen. John Neilson, Jr. and Catharine Schuyler van Voorhees. Abigail was the daughter of Anthony Lispenard Bleecker and Mary Noel, who was born in Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain.

W.’s maternal grandfather was William John Averell (the son of James Averell III). W.’s grandfather William was a banker, and president of the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad. James was the son of James Averell II and Marcy Holt.

W.’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lawrence Williamson.

Source: Genealogy of W. Averell Harriman – https://www.geni.com

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Paul Birch

by Manila on November 22, 2017

Birth Name: Paul Lowery Smith

Date of Birth: January 13, 1912

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

Date of Death: May 24, 1969

Place of Death: St. George’s, Grenada

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, as well as remote French, Irish, and Italian (Venetian)

Paul Birch was an American actor.

He was the son of Leonora Sarah (Lowery) and Charles Henry Paul Smith.

Paul was married to Margaret Evelyn Farish and Betsy Ann Ross. His grandson by maternal line from his first marriage is actor Ned Luke.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was Henry Paul Smith (the son of Calvin William Smith and Charity Gertrude Johnson). Charity was the daughter of Eliza (possibly Johnson).

Paul’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Ann America Henderson (the daughter of James Glenn Henderson and Mary Jane Wiggins. James was the son of Samuel Elliott Henderson and Sarah A. Green. Mary was the daughter of William Wilson Wiggins and Ann Elizabeth Henry Fountain.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was William Walter Lowery (the son of Andrew Madison Lowery and Keziah Jane Mathis). Andrew was the son of Thomas Lowery and Martha Cameron. Keziah was the daughter of William Wesley Mathis and Mary.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Mary Francis Florence Beck (the daughter of Jesse Beck and Sarah Ann Woodcock). Jesse was the son of Samuel Elijah Beck and Emma Long.

Sources: Paul Birch on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Paul Birch, to Margaret Evelyn Farish – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Paul Birch, to Betsy Ann Ross – https://www.familysearch.org

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

Genealogy of Paul’s father – The Flow of Fountains from Darlington County, South Carolina to Monroe County, Alabama (1999), by June Jones Igo

Death record of Paul’s father – https://familysearch.org

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

Paul’s paternal grandmother, Sarah Ann America Henderson, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Paul’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

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

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

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal great-grandparents, Andrew Madison Lowery and Keziah Jane Mathis – https://www.familysearch.org

Paul’s maternal great-grandfather, Andrew Madison Lowery, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Thomas Lowery and Martha Cameron – https://www.familysearch.org

Paul’s maternal great-grandmother, Keziah Jane Mathis, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Paul’s maternal grandmother, Mary Francis Florence (Beck) Lowery – 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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Charlie Carver

by stlucas on November 18, 2017

Birth Name: Charles Carver Martensen

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 31, 1988

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Scottish, likely Danish and French-Canadian

Charlie Carver is an American actor. His twin brother is actor Max Carver (born Robert Maxwell Martensen, Jr.).

Charlie is the son of Anne Douglas (Carver) and Robert Lawrence Martensen, Sr.

Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Lorenz Thomas “Marty” Martensen, Jr. (the son of Lorenz Thomas Martensen and and Marie/Mary Eleanor Copenhafer). Charlie’s great-grandfather Lorenz was born in Bredtstatt, Germany, the son of Zacharius Martensen and Agatha Andreasen, and likely had Danish ancestry. Marie was born in Illinois, the daughter of John Copenhafer and Mary A. Shettle.

Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Bernice Helen Sommer (the daughter of Walter S. Sommer and Anna).

Charlie’s maternal grandfather was George William Douglas Carver (the son of Clifford Nickels Carver and Helene/Helena Philae Olive Virginia Maxwell). Clifford was the son of Amos Dow Carver and Inez Scott Morgan. Helene was born in England, the daughter of John Grenfell Maxwell and Louise Selina Bonynge, and was of English, Irish, and distant German, descent.

Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Hitchcock (the daughter of Fremont Bodine Hitchcock and Pauline Chamberlain). Fremont was the son of Howard Horace Hitchcock, whose mother was Canadian, and of Nellie Watters, whose own parents was Scottish. Pauline was the daughter of Paul F. Chamberlain and Frances Margaret Harbaugh.

Sources: Birth record of Charlie Carver – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Charlie’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Charlie’s father – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Birth record of Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Lorenz Thomas “Marty” Martensen, Jr. – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Charlie’s paternal great-grandfather, Lorenz Thomas Martensen – https://www.familysearch.org

Charlie’s paternal grandmother, Bernice Helen Sommer, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Charlie’s mother (through her own sister, Abigail Hitchcock Carver) – http://www.ancestry.com

Birth record of Charlie’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Charlie’s maternal grandfather, George William Douglas Carver – http://www.nytimes.com

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