Birth Name: Brooke Ashley Markham
Place of Birth: Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 15, 1988
Ethnicity: Portuguese (maternal grandmother), English, Scottish, Irish, German, some Swiss-German, French, and Welsh
Brooke Markham is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles in the film Friend Request and on the series Foursome and Cassandra French’s Finishing School, among other works.
Brooke’s paternal grandfather was politician Bill Markham (the son of John Howard Markham and Grace Mae Young). Bill was born William Edwin Markham, in Washington, and was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, from 1969 to 1999. John was born in Wisconsin, the son of Edwin Daniel Markham and Amelia Idella Ward. Grace was born in Washington, the daughter of Alexander Young, who was born in Canada, to parents from Scotland and England, respectively; and of Laura Carroll Clark.
Brooke’s paternal grandmother was Lotus Jean Eddins (the daughter of Jack L. Eddins and Olive Faye Frazer). Lotus was born in Washington. Jack was born in Oklahoma, the son of James L. Eddins and Sarah Cordelia Misenheimer. Olive was born in Washington, the daughter of Gilbert Stankey Frazer and Agatha W. Ferell.
Brooke’s maternal grandfather was Oliver Lee Gordon (the son of James Elmer Gordon and Nellie B. Wilson). Oliver was born in Colorado. James was born in Colorado. Nellie was born in Colorado, the daughter of William S. Wilson and Anna.
Brooke’s maternal grandmother was Mary/Mae/Mamie Florence (the daughter of Joseph “Joe” Florence/Flores and Violet DeCosta). Mary was born in California. Joseph was born in Hawaii, to parents from Portugal. Violet was also born in Hawaii, to parents from Madeira, Portugal, Francisco “Frank” da Costa and Carolina “Carrie” Gomes.
Sources: Obituary of Brooke’s paternal grandfather, Bill Markham – http://nrtoday.com
Obituary of Brooke’s uncle – http://nrtoday.com
Marriage record of Brooke’s maternal great-grandparents, James E. Gordon and Nellie B. Wilson – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brooke’s maternal step-great-grandfather – https://findagrave.com
Obituary of Brooke’s maternal great-grand-uncle (great-grandmother’s brother) – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy and death record of Brooke’s maternal grandmother, Mary/Mae/Mamie (Florence) Gordon – http://findagrave.com
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