Wendy Wilson

by savanna on April 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES - SEP 27:  Wendy Wilson at the Hero Dog Awards at Be

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 16, 1969

*Swedish, Dutch, German, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Wendy Wilson is an American singer and television personality. She is known as a member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips, along with Chynna Phillips and her sister Carnie Wilson. Wendy is the daughter of singer Marilyn (Rovell) and musician Brian Wilson.

Wendy is married to record producer and sound engineer Daniel Knutson, with whom she has four children.

Wendy’s paternal grandfather was Murry Gage Wilson (the son of William Coral Wilson and Edith Sophia Stohle/Sthole). William was the son of William Henry Wilson and Alta Lenora Chitwood. Edith was born in Kansas, the daughter of Carl Johan Stål, later Charles J. Sthole, who was born in Högsby, Småland, Sweden, and of Mary Amelia Lindholm, who was born in Illinois, to Swedish parents.

Wendy’s paternal grandmother was Audree Neva Korthof (the daughter of Carl Arie Korthof and Ruth Edna “Betty” Finney). Carl was the son of Arthur/Aart Korthof/Korthoff, who was Dutch, born in Amsterdam, and of Amelia “Molly” Prignitz, whose parents were German. Ruth was the daughter of Albert H. Finney and Elnora Brass.

Wendy’s maternal grandparents were Irving Eric Rovell and Mae Gassman. Irving and Mae were Jewish.

Sources: Family histories of Wendy’s father (in Swedish) – https://www.hd.se

Genealogies of Wendy Wilson (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Wendy’s father – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Wendy’s paternal grandfather, Murry Gage Wilson – http://www.findagrave.com

Wendy’s paternal great-grandmother, Edith Sophia Stohle/Sthole, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Article on Brian and Marilyn Wilson – http://forward.com

Information on Wendy’s maternal grandparents, Irving Eric Rovell and Mae Gassman – http://smileysmile.net

Info on her father by Madman

Picture by kathclick/Bigstockphoto.com

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