Birth Name: Vincent Damon Furnier
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 4, 1948
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, some Welsh and German, as well as distant French Huguenot and Dutch
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He is famous for leading the band Alice Cooper. His career spans five decades.
Alice is the son of Ella Mae (McCart) and Ether Moroni Furnier. His father was a preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ, of which his grandfather was an apostle. Alice has English, Scottish, some Welsh, and distant French Huguenot and Dutch, ancestry. The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France from the 16th to the 18th century. Alice is married to ballerina instructor and choreographer Sheryl Goddard, with whom he has three children.
Alice has said that he has some Sioux Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Alice’s paternal grandfather was Thurman Sylvester Furnier (the son of John Washington Furnier and Emma Eliza Byers). Thurman was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of Simon/Simeon Furnier and Jane M. Stout. Emma was the daughter of Robert C. Byers and Emily F. Churchman.
Alice’s paternal grandmother was Birdie M. Riggen (the daughter of James B. McClelland Riggen and Rose Lee Haney). Birdie was born in Pennsylvania.
Alice’s maternal grandfather was Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart (the son of Francis Marion McCartt and Sarah Walker). Samuel was born in Tennessee. Francis was the son of Pleasant McCartt and Adeline/Adaline Elizabeth Hamby. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Walker and Mary Ann Elizabeth Hutson.
Alice’s maternal grandmother was named Ellen H. Sexton. Ellen was born in Tennessee.
Genealogy of Alice Cooper (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Alice’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Alice’s maternal grandfather, Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart (incorrectly identifies Samuel’s maternal grandparents) – https://www.findagrave.com
Alice’s maternal grandfather, Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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