Alissa White-Gluz

The Agonist – The Agonist in Concert at Capone’s – July14, 2009 – Capone’s – Mokena, IL, USA – Photo Credit: Daniel Locke / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: July 31, 1985

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian musician. She is the lead vocalist of the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. She was previously the lead vocalist of the Canadian metalcore band The Agonist.

Alissa is the daughter of Judith White and Jacob Gluz.

Alissa’s paternal grandparents was David Gluz (the son of Hirsch Gluz and Gittel Lorber). David was a Polish Jew, who survived the Holocaust.

Alissa’s paternal grandmother was Riva Bass (the daughter of Abraham Bass and Michla). Riva was a Lithuanian Jew, and survived the Holocaust.

Alissa’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Patrick Michael “Joe” White (the son of John Wenceslaus Dillon White and Elizabeth Jane Murphy). Joseph was born in Beloeil, Québec. John was an Irish emigrant, from Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, and was the son of John White and Jane O’Brien. Elizabeth was also an Irish emigrant, from Kilcock, County Kildare, and was the daughter of Thomas Murphy and Bridget Donlon.

Alissa’s maternal grandmother was named Helen Margaret McDonell. Helen was born in Verdun (now part of Montréal), Québec.

Sources: http://bravewords.com

Obituary of Alissa’s paternal grandfather, David Gluz – http://montrealgazette.remembering.ca

Obituary of Alissa’s paternal grandmother, Riva (Bass) Gluz – http://montrealgazette.remembering.ca

Marriage record of Alissa’s parents – https://www.myheritage.com (http://imgbox.com)

Birth record of Alissa’s maternal great-grandfather, John Wenceslaus Dillon White – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Alissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth [Jane] Murhy – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

5 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    She is the daughter of Judith White and Jacob Gluz.

    Alissa’s paternal grandparents was David Gluz (the son of Hirsch Gluz and Gittel Lorber). David was Ukrainian Jewish, who surivved the Holocaust.

    Alissa’s paternal grandmother was Riva Bass (the daughter of Abraham Bass and Michla). Riva also survived the Holocaust.

    Alissa’s maternal grandparents are Joe White and Helen.

    According to Wikipedia, she is also tagged as part Lithuanian Jewish, probably through her grandmother.

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