Cameron Russell

LOS ANGELES - FEB 28:  Cameron Russell at the 2016 Vanity Fair O

Russell in 2016, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 14, 1987

Ethnicity: English, one quarter Swedish, some Irish and Scottish, 1/16th German

Cameron Russell is an American fashion model and activist.

Her mother, Robin Chase, is the founder and CEO of Buzzcar. Her father is Roy P. Russell, Jr. She has a son.

Cameron’s paternal grandfather is Roy Patterson Russell (the son of John Arthur Russell and Frances S. Ware). Roy was born in Hawaii. John was the son of Scottish father, John Wilson Russell, and American mother of Scottish and Irish descent, Marion Watson. Frances was the daughter of Frank S. Ware and Jennie Salmon.

Cameron’s paternal grandmother is Nancy Richmond Meyer (the daughter of Richmond Frederick Meyer and Margaret Elizabeth Smith). Nancy was born in New York. Cameron’s great-grandfather Richmond was the son of Ernest Meyer, whose parents were German, and of Mary Elizabeth Hardcastle, whose parents were English. Margaret was the daughter of Roscoe William Smith, whose mother was Irish, and of Ina Leslie Allen.

Cameron’s maternal grandfather was Robert Willard Chase (the son of Willard Linwood Chase and Ruth Hazel Spinney). Robert was born in Massachusetts. Cameron’s great-grandfather Willard was the son of Willard Orin Chase and Ina Lizzie Penney. Ruth was born in Massachusetts, to Canadian parents, Ernest W. Spinney and Ruth M. Blinn.

Cameron’s maternal grandmother is Shirley I. Gustafson (the daughter of Ragnar William Gustafson and Maria Irene Johnson). Shirley was born in Massachusetts. Ragnar was born in Massachusetts, to Swedish parents, August W. Gustafson and Mary E. Carlson. Cameron’s great-grandmother Maria was born in Finland, and was of Swedish descent.

Sources: Marriage announcement of Cameron’s paternal grandparents, Roy Patterson Russell and Nancy Richmond Meyer – http://fultonhistory.com

Cameron’s paternal grandfather, Roy Patterson Russell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Cameron’s paternal grandmother, Nancy Richmond Meyer (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Cameron’s paternal grandmother, Nancy Richmond Meyer, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Cameron’s paternal great-grandfather, Richmond Frederick Meyer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Cameron’s maternal grandfather, Robert Willard Chase, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Cameron’s maternal grandfather, Robert Willard Chase – http://staugustine.com

Obituary of Cameron’s maternal great-grandfather, W. Linwood Chase (Willard Linwood Chase) – http://www.nytimes.com

Cameron’s maternal grandmother, Shirley I. Gustafson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >Roy was born in Hawaii. John was the son of Scottish father, John Wilson Russell, and American mother of Scottish and Irish descent, Marion Watson. Frances was the daughter of Frank S. Ware and Jennie Salmon.

    • bablah says:

      *Nancy was born in New York.
      >Mary Elizabeth Hardcastle, whose parents were English.
      >Smith and Ina Leslie Allen.

      Cameron also has some Irish ancestry. Roscoe’s mother was Irish.

      Cameron’s maternal grandfather was
      >Robert was born in Massachusetts. Willard was the son of Willard Orin Chase and Ina Lizzie Penney.
      >parents, Ernest W. Spinney and Ruth M. Blinn.

  2. madman says:

    M. Irene —> Maria Irene Johnson

    She was an ethnic Swede from Finland, so Cameron’s maternal grandmother was of only Swedish descent.

  3. ashash says:

    One of my favorite models.

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