Lena Hall

by stlucas on March 29, 2017

Birth Name: Celina Consuela Gabriella Carvajal

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 30, 1980

*Filipino, Spanish, possibly Chinese (paternal grandfather)
*Swedish (paternal grandmother)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Lena Hall is an American singer and actress. She is known for being the lead singer of the hard rock band The Deafening.

Lena was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Carolyn S. (Houser), a ballerina, and Carlos Konrad Carvajal, a choreographer. Lena’s sister, Calliope, is a stylist.

Lena’s paternal grandfather was Carlos Maganti Tagaroma Carvajal. Carlos was a Filipino-American painter from Manila, the son of Filipino parents José Maganti y Arate and Patrocinio “Patring” Tagaroma y Panson.

José Maganti and Patrocinio were Zarzuela actors. José Maganti’s parents were José Maria Garcia and Josefa Arate. Josefa had Spanish ancestry. Patrocinio’s mother was Juanita Panson. Juanita was said to be a Chinese Filipino.

Lena’s paternal grandmother was Rosa Gunhild Juhlin/Guhlin (the daughter of David Konrad Juhlin and Josefina Fagerman). Rosa was born in Gothenburg, Västra-Götaland County, Sweden, to Swedish parents.

Lena’s maternal grandparents were Nancy Ruth Stewart and Harold Lee Houser (the son of William E. Houser and Velva).

Sources: Birth record of Lena’s father, Carlos Konrad Carvajal – https://familysearch.org

Biography of Lena’s father, Carlos Konrad Carvajal – http://www.runforyourlife.org

Obituary of Lena’s maternal grandfather, Harold Lee Houser – http://www.legacy.com


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William V. Roth, Jr.

by follers on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: William Victor Roth, Jr.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1921

Place of Birth: Great Falls, Montana, U.S.

Date of Death: December 13, 2003

Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Swedish (mother)

William V. Roth, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician. A Republican, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Delaware, from January 3, 1967 to December 31, 1970, and a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from January 1, 1971 to January 3, 2001. He sponsored the legislation creating the individual retirement plan Roth IRA.

William was the son of Clara (Nelson) and William Victor Roth. His father was born in New York, to a Hungarian Jewish father and a German Jewish mother. His mother was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents.

William’s religion was Episcopalian.

William’s paternal grandparents were Ignatz Charles Roth (the son of Jacob Roth and Fannie Spitzer) and Lena Neiman/Neuman/Newman (the daughter of Solomon Neiman/Neuman/Newman and Theresa Reise).

William’s maternal grandparents were Charles/Charley A. Nelson (the son of Johanne Sonstad) and Anna/Annie Resin.

Sources: William V. Roth, Jr. on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
William V. Roth, Jr. on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

William’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of William’s paternal grandparents, Ignatz Charles Roth and Lena Neiman/Neuman/Newman – https://familysearch.org

William’s paternal grandparents, Ignatz Charles Roth and Lena Neiman/Neuman/Newman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

William’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Bailey de Young

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Bailey Marie Buntain

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 16, 1989

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, 1/8th Swedish

Bailey de Young is an American actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Judith Susan “Judy” Oates-Holt (born Oates) and Fulton Timothy “Tim” Buntain.

Bailey’s paternal grandparents were Lorraine B. and Fulton Wesley Buntain. Fulton was originally born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His parents were Eva Kathleen Bailey (the daughter of Rich Bailey and Alice Lloyd) and Daniel Newton Buntain (the son of Alexander Rufus Buntain and Adelaide Elga MacKay).

Alexander was the son of John Buntain, whose parents were Scottish, and of Amelia Ann MacNeill. Adelaide was the daughter of Donald McKay and Eleanor Clark, who were of Scottish and English descent.

Bailey’s maternal grandfather was Martin L. “Buzz” Oates, the son of Philip Oates and Emma Rice. Philip’s parents were Mary J. and William Oates. William was born in England, to English parents.

Bailey’s maternal grandmother was Theda M. Florence, the daughter of Helen E. and William H. Florence. Helen was born in Washington, to parents from Sweden.

Sources: Birth record of Bailey de Young – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Bailey’s father, Fulton Timothy “Tim” Buntain – http://www.legacy.com

Bailey’s paternal grandfather, Fulton Wesley Buntain – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Bailey’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. Fulton Wesley Buntain – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Bailey’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Alexander Rufus Buntain and Adelaide Elga MacKay – http://www.islandregister.com

Obituary of Bailey’s maternal grandfather, Martin L. “Buzz” Oates – http://www.sacbee.com

Bailey’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Oates, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Bailey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen E., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Daniel Adams-Ray

by madman on March 22, 2017

Birth Name: Daniel David John Adams-Ray

Place of Birth: Nairobi, Kenya

Date of Birth: August 18, 1983

*Swedish, 1/4 Gibraltarian [possibly Scottish] (father)
*Indonesian, possibly other (mother)

Daniel Adams-Ray is a Swedish rapper, singer, and fashion designer.

Daniel is the son of Bill Adams-Ray, a doctor. His father is Swedish, and also has one quarter Gibraltarian (possibly Scottish) ancestry. His mother is from Indonesia.

Daniel’s mother is sometimes described as Indonesian and Dutch. It is not clear if she is of Indonesian and Dutch ancestry or has dual citizenship. One article described his mother as “Dutch Indonesian Chinese”. It is not clear if this statement is accurate.

Daniel was born in Nairobi, Kenya, where he grew up. In 1996, he moved with his family to The Netherlands, and a year later to Lidingö, Sweden.

Daniel’s paternal grandfather was Jack Adams-Ray (born Johan Friedrich Edvard Adams-Ray, the son of Edward Adams-Ray and Dagmar Sandberg). Edward was born on Gibraltar, and is said to have been of Scottish descent. Dagmar was the daughter of Johan Sandberg och Selma Ferdinanda Vilhelmina Rosvall.

Daniel’s paternal grandmother was Anna-Lisa Larsson (the daughter of Erik Larsson och Ebba Åström).

Source: Genealogy of Daniel Adams-Ray (focusing on his father’s side) – https://sv.wikipedia.org


Matthew Noszka

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

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

Date of Birth: October 27, 1992

Ethnicity: Polish, Irish, German, likely some Swedish

Matthew Noszka is an American model. He is the son of Maureen Sara (Fitzpatrick) and Daniel Joseph Noszka.

Matthew’s paternal grandparents were Stanley Michael Noszka (the son of Joseph J. Noszka/Nosska and Mary Kozubal) and Gloria E. Hauck. Stanley was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, and was also a professional basketball player in the 1940s. He was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.

Matthew has been described as being of one half Polish, one quarter Irish, and one quarter German, descent. However, he likely has a small amount of Swedish ancestry, as well.

Matthew is pictured with his parents here.

Sources: Biographical information about Matthew’s paternal grandfather, Stanley Michael Noszka – http://politicalgraveyard.com

Matthew’s maternal grandfather, Stanley Michael Noszka, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Matthew’s paternal grandfather, Stanley Michael Noszka – https://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of Matthew’s paternal grandmother, Gloria Nozska – https://www.newspapers.com

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