Chad Michael Murray
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 24, 1981
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Polish, German, Swiss-German
Chad Michael Murray is an American actor, spokesperson, writer, and model. He is married to actress and model Sarah Roemer, with whom he has two children.
Chad is the son of Sheila and Rex Murray. On his father’s side, Chad has English, German, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Chad has said that he also has Irish and Polish ancestry, which would presumably be from his mother’s side.
There is an internet rumor that one of Chad’s grandmothers was Japanese. This is not accurate.
Chad’s paternal grandfather was Albert Luther Murray (the son of William Henry Murray and Rosa Belle Lock). Albert was born in Ohio. William was the son of Isaac Newton Murray and Sarah Lavina Mikesell. Rosa was the daughter of John Henry Lock and Emma A. Smith.
Chad’s paternal grandmother was Leora L. Halter (the daughter of George Edward Halter and Mary Ada Long). Leora was born in New York. George was the son of Edward Halter and Mary Ann Miller. Chad’s great-grandmother Mary Long was the daughter of Daniel G. Long and Catherine Fogelsonger.
Sources: Genealogy of Chad’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Chad’s paternal grandfather, Albert Luther Murray, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Chad’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Sarah Lavina Mikesell (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Chad’s paternal grandmother, Leora L. Halter, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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