Alan Ritchson

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Birth Name: Alan Michael Ritchson

Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 28, 1984

Ethnicity: Czech, English, German, Irish, distant Dutch

Alan Ritchson is an American actor, model, and singer.

He was raised partly in Rantoul, Illinois and Niceville, Florida. He is married to Catherine Ritchson, with whom he has three children.

Alan’s paternal grandfather was Charles Marvin Ritchson (the son of Clifton Marvin Ritchson and Hettie/Hattie Marie Collinsworth). Charles was born in Texas. Clifton was the son of John P. Ritchson and Allie/Arizona Heavren. Hettie was the daughter of James Robert Collinsworth and Ida May Sloan.

Alan’s paternal grandmother was Ella Mae Dyer (the daughter of Lonnie/Lonie Dyer and Dixie King). Ella was born in Ohio. Lonnie was the son of Joseph Dyer and Sarabelle Lawhon. Dixie was the daughter of Andy/Andrew Jackson King and Mary L. Sturgell/Sturgill.

Alan’s maternal grandfather is Robert Eugene Harrell (the son of Adrian Ancil Harrell and Inez Marie Porter). Robert was born in Michigan, to Indiana-born parents. Adrian was the son of Ross D. Harrell and Dessie Pearl Elea. Inez was the daughter of Owen N. Porter and Daisy Ann Meek.

Alan’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Jean Guidos (the daughter of Stephen/Steven Andrew Guidos and Veronica W. Kamick). Barbara was born in Michigan, to Pennsylvania-born parents of Czech origin. Stephen was the son of Alexander Guidos and Maria Hriczisak.

Sources: Genealogy of Alan’s paternal grandfather, Charles Marvin Ritchson (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Marriage record of Alan’s paternal great-grandparents, Lonnie/Lonie Dyer and Dixie King –

Alan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Eugene Harrell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Alan’s maternal great-grandfather, Adrian Ancil Harrell –

Obituary of Alan’s maternal grandmother, Barbara Jean (Guidos) Harrell –

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Why was his paternal grandmother’s info removed?

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