Tirso Cruz III
Birth Name: Tirso Silvano Cruz III
Place of Birth: Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Date of Birth: April 1, 1952
Ethnicity: Filipino [Ilocano and Tagalog], 1/8th French-Canadian, 1/256th Menominee [First Nations], remote Breton, English, Belgian Walloon, Cornish, and Swiss-French
Tirso Cruz III is a Filipino actor and singer.
His father, Tirso Bailey Cruz, Jr., was a club manager, also from Sampaloc, Manila. His mother, Elma Acosta Silvano, was born in Wailuku, Hawaii, United States, to Filipino parents.
Tirso is married to Erlinda Erillo “Lynn” Ynchausti, with whom he has three children.
Tirso’s paternal grandfather was Tirso Cruz y Muñoz (or Tirso Muñoz Cruz, Sr. in Filipino, the son of Félix Cruz and Marcosa Muñoz).
Tirso’s paternal grandmother was María Loreto Bailey y Lagrosa (or María Loreto Lagrosa Bailey in Filipino, the daughter of Louis, later Lewis Edwin, Bailey and Margarita Lagrosa). María Loreto was born in Hong Kong, to an American soldier, from Stowe, Vermont, and to a Filipino mother, from Manila. Lewis was the son of French-Canadian emigrants, Richard Bilodeau, later Bailey, of Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Québec, and Marie Exilda Maillé, later Dora McGee, of Repentigny, Québec. One of Dora’s great-great-grandmothers belonged to the Menominee tribe, who were First Nations. Tirso is a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler.
Tirso’s maternal grandfather was Tomás Silvano. Tomás was from Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.
Tirso’s maternal grandmother was Petra Verzola Acosta (the daughter of Mauro Acosta and Silvina Verzola). Petra was from Bangued, Abra.
Tirso’s second half-cousin, once removed, is actress Sunshine Cruz.
Sources: Birth record of Tirso Cruz III – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Tirso’s paternal great-grandfather, Louis Bailey – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Tirso’s paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Edwin Bailey – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Tirso’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Richard Bilodeau – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Tirso’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Marie Exilda Maillé – https://www.familysearch.org