Birth Name: Christopher Stephen Botti
Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 12, 1962
*English, Scottish, distant Welsh and Dutch, remote French Huguenot (mother)
Chris Botti is an American jazz trumpeter and composer. He won a Grammy Award in 2013.
His mother, Shirley Louise (Stewart), is a pianist, and his father, Lido Botti, is an Italian teacher.
Chris’s paternal grandparents were Severino Botti and Livia/Lidia M. They were both born in Montevarchi, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, and immigrated in 1922.
Chris’s maternal grandfather was Warren C. Stewart (the son of John Franklin Stewart and Ella Frances Collins). Ella was the daughter of Henry Edward Collins and Nancy Catherine Hubbard.
Chris’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen Stewart (the daughter of Melville Clifford Stewart and Kate/Katie/Katherine Pearl Groesbeck/Grosbeck). Melville was the son of Elmer Franklin/Frank Stewart and Amanda Elizabeth Mechem. Kate was the daughter of John Wallace Grosbeck and Emeline Emely Sarah “Amy” Edwards.
Sources: Chris’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Chris’s father – http://obits.oregonlive.com
Chris’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Chris’s maternal grandfather, Warren C. Stewart (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Chris’s maternal grandfather, Warren C. Stewart, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of Chris’s maternal great-grandparents, Melville Clifford Stewart and Kate/Katie/Katherine Pearl Groesbeck/Grosbeck – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Chris’s maternal great-grandfather, Melville Clifford Stewart (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Chris’s maternal great-grandmother, Kate/Katie/Katherine Pearl Groesbeck/Grosbeck, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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