Bobby Kimball

Birth Name: Robert Tray Kimball

Place of Birth: Orange, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 29, 1947

Ethnicity: German, English, along with Cajun [French, Breton], Scottish, Irish, French, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/64th Spanish, remote Mi’kmaq First Nations

Bobby Kimball is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He was the original and longtime frontman of rock band Toto. The band’s members also include/have included Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, and Joseph Williams.

Bobby is the son of Ruby Mae and Floyd William “Willie” Kimball. He was raised in Vinton, Louisiana.

Bobby’s paternal grandfather was William B. Kimball (the son of James David Kimball and Georgia Roseilee Rogillio). William was born in Louisiana. James was the son of John Jackey Stanaland Kimball and Eunice Stanley. Georgia was the daughter of George W./E. Rogillio and Sarah F. Murphy.

Bobby’s paternal grandmother was Madge Mae Walker (the daughter of Otis Elmer Walker and Ida Belle Cora Crouch). Madge was born in Louisiana. Otis was the son of Thomas Jefferson Walker and Elizabeth C. Brooks. Ida was the daughter of Montgomery McCall Crouch and Susanna Elizabeth Williamson.

Bobby’s maternal grandfather was Edward Cristian/Christian Frenzel (the son of Frank Frenzel and Adella Miller). Edward was born in Louisiana. Frank and Adella were born in Louisiana, both of them to German parents.

Bobby’s maternal grandmother was Pearl F. White (the daughter of Thomas D. White and Elodie “Lo” Granger). Pearl was born in Louisiana. Thomas was the son of Robert White and Nicy Harris. Elodie was the daughter of Joseph Villeneuve “Vean” Granger, who was Cajun, and also had some English ancestry; and of Sarah Ann Lee.

Sources: Bobby’s maternal grandfather, Edward Cristian/Christian Frenzel, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Bobby’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Bobby’s maternal great-grandmother, Elodie “Lo” Granger –

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    correction: “Porcaro” instead of Pocaro, in all Toto’s members profiles.

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