Birth Name: William Claude Dukenfield
Date of Birth: January 29, 1880
Place of Birth: Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Death: December 25, 1946
Place of Death: Pasadena, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, possibly other
W. C. Fields was an American comedian, actor, juggler, and writer. He was the son of Kate Spangler (Felton) and James Lydon Dukenfield. His father was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. W. C. was married to vaudevillian chorus girl Harriet “Hattie” Hughes, until his death, with whom he had a son.
W. C.’s paternal grandparents were John Dukenfield and Anna Lyden.
W. C.’s maternal grandparents were Thomas Jones Felton and Anna E. Miller.
Sources: Genealogy of W. C. Fields – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of W. C. Fields (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com