Wallace Beery

Birth Name: Wallace Fitzgerald Beery

Date of Birth: April 1, 1885

Place of Birth: Clay County, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: April 15, 1949

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German

Wallace Beery was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Champ (1931), tying with Fredric March for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).

Wallace was the son of Frances Margaret (Fitzgerald) and Noah Webster Beery. He had a daughter, who was adopted, with his former wife, actress Rita Gilman.

Wallace’s paternal grandfather was Peter Seitz Beery (the son of Nicholas Beery and Mary Seitz). Peter was born in Ohio. Nicholas was the son of John Beery and Margaret Shaver. Mary was the daughter of Peter Seitz and Catherine Saufley.

Wallace’s paternal grandmother was named Susannah Snider. Susanna was born in Ohio.

Wallace’s maternal grandfather was William James Fitzgerald (the son of Theodrick Fitzgerald and Frances Margaret Kirkpatrick). William was born in Kentucky. Theodrick was the son of Isham Fitzgerald and Lucy Webb. Frances was the daughter of Elijah Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Betsey Gee.

Wallace’s maternal grandmother was Martha Smither (the daughter of Benjamin H. Smither and Margaret Endicott). Martha was born in Missouri.

Sources: Genealogies of Wallace Beery – https://www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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