Birth Name: Thomas Richard McMillen
Place of Birth: Woodland, Yolo, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 17, 1960
Ethnicity: English, Norwegian, Danish, Scottish, German
Thomas Haden Church is an American actor, writer, and director. He is known for his role in the film Sideways, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Thomas is the son of Wanda Maxine (Sanders) and Carl Richard McMillen. Born Thomas Richard McMillen, he used a stepfather’s surname, “Quesada”, during his early life, and later took on the stage name of Thomas Haden Church. He was raised in Laredo, Texas, then in Harlingen, TX.
Thomas has English, Norwegian, Danish, Scottish, and German ancestry.
Thomas’s paternal grandfather was William Hyrum McMillen (the son of Edward H. McMillen and Lula Almira Mower). Edward was the son of Robert McMillan and Margaret Barry. Lula was the daughter of Henry Mower and Ruvinia June/Jane Mount.
Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Maxine Petrina Skillingstad (born Maxine Peters, the daughter of Roy D. Peters and Lorena Andrea Lund). Lorena’s father, Gustave Joseph Lund, was Norwegian, and Lorena’s mother, Petrena Peterson, was Danish.
Thomas’s maternal grandfather was John Thomas McKinney Sanders (the son of Thomas Richard Sanders and Lillie May Stuckey). Thomas Richard Sanders was the son of William Andrew/Alexander Sanders and Mary Bumgarder Payen. Lillie was the daughter of William Stuckey and Rebecca Jane Brown.
Thomas’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Lillian Donna Fulmer (the daughter of William Wesley Fulmer and Florence Ethel Carter). William was the son of Thurston J. W. Fulmer and Lilian Ansley Kelsey. Florence was the daughter of James Solomon Carter and Idona Cora Robertson.
Sources: Genealogy of Thomas Haden Church – https://sites.google.com
Obituary of Thomas’s father – http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com
Genealogy of Thomas’s paternal grandfather, William Hyrum McMillen – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Thomas’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ruvinia June/Jane Mount – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Thomas’s maternal grandmother, Thelma Lillian Donna Fulmer – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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