Black Francis


Birth Name: Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: April 6, 1965

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, German

Black Francis is an American is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the singer and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Pixies.

Black Francis’ paternal grandfather was Errol M. Thompson (the son of Errol Mitchell Thompson and Louise Isabell Kittredge). Black Francis’ great-grandfather Errol was the son of Harry Linwood Thompson and Annie E. Parker. Louise was the daughter of William Hussey Kittredge and Nellie May Black, who was Scottish.

Black Francis’ paternal grandmother was Frances Smith (the daughter of Edward Smith).

Black Francis’ maternal grandfather was Edwin Judkins (the son of Lewis Judkins and Bertha Eleanor Daniel). Lewis was the son of Edward George Judkins and Ella Prescott. Bertha was the daughter of Walter Daniel, who was German, and of Mary Enola Fairbanks, whose mother was of Irish ancestry.

Black Francis’ maternal grandmother was Bernice Close (the daughter of John Addison Close and Genevieve Eva/Ernestine Cain). John was the son of John E. Close and Lottie Mabel Gay. Genevieve was the daughter of John E. Cain and Katherine/Catherine Holland, both of whom were born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Black Francis –

Genealogies of Black Francis’ maternal great-great-grandmother, Ella Prescott (through Ella’s sister, Emeline Jane Prescott) –

Genealogy of Black Francis’ maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Eleanor Daniel –

Black Francis’ maternal great-grandmother, Genevieve Eva/Ernestine Cain, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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