Christine Ebersole

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Ebersole in 2008, photo by

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1953

Ethnicity: Swiss-German, German, English, Irish, distant Dutch

Christine Ebersole is an American actress and singer.

She is the daughter of Marian and Robert Ebersole, the president of a steel company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Christine is married to Bill Moloney, with whom she has three children, who are adopted. Bill’s brother is the father of actress Janel Moloney.

Christine’s paternal grandfather was Amos Root/Rutt Ebersole (the son of John S. Ebersole and Veronica Frances/Francis/Fannie Rutte). Amos was born in Pennsylvania. Veronica was the daughter of Jacob C. Rutt/Ruth and Francis “Fannie” Martin.

Christine’s paternal grandmother was Florence Gertrude Copeland (the daughter of William S. Copeland and Nancy Elliott). Florence was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of Thomas Alvin Copeland and Mary Ann Mitchell. Nancy was born in Donegal, Ireland, the daughter of Thomas Elliott and Elizabeth.

Christine’s maternal grandfather was George Mancil Walter Goodley (the son of William Slater Goodley and Matilda Ball Walter). George was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of Samuel Goodley and Elizabeth R. Stidham. Matilda was the daughter of George M. Walter/Walters and Lydia Ann Grubb.

Christine’s maternal grandmother was Etta Lillian Fritz (the daughter of Edward Wilcox Fritz and Catherine Henvis “Kate” Pierce). Etta was born in Pennsylvania. Edward was the son of Joseph George Fritz and Anna Hancil Brinton.

Sources: Christine’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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

Genealogy of Christine’s mother –

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