Birth Name: Deborah Mary Peterson
Place of Birth: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 22, 1961
*Swedish, German (father)
*English, German, Irish, French, Dutch (mother)
Debbi Peterson is an American musician and singer. She is the drummer and co-vocalist of the rock band The Bangles. Other members of the band include/have included her sister, Vicki Peterson, as well as Susanna Hoffs and Michael Steele.
Debbi is the daughter of Norma Jeanne (Malott) and Milton Charles Peterson.
Debbi’s paternal grandfather was Charles L. Peterson (the son of Carl E. Peterson and Selma Swanson). Charles was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents.
Debbi’s paternal grandmother was Mary Felton (the daughter of Peter Felten and Annie Latour). Peter was the son of German parents, John Felten and Catharine. Annie was also the daughter of German parents, Henry Latour and Anna Mary. The surname “Latour” may have French origins.
Debbi’s maternal grandfather was Merritt Frederick Malott (the son of Robert “Bert” Malott and Glenn Dora West). Robert was the son of Robert Malott and Amanda Niccum. Glenn was the daughter of Joseph and Zirzle.
Debbi’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ellsworth (the daughter of Oscar Elmer Ellsworth and Nettie Jane Jarvis). Oscar was the son of John McLean Ellsworth and Rosetta Dillon. Nettie was the daughter of Milton Smith Jarvis and Marietta A. Lemon.
Sources: Genealogy of Debbi Peterson – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Debbi’s paternal grandmother, Mary Felten, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Debbi’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert “Bert” Malott – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Debbi’s maternal great-grandfather, Oscar Elmer Ellsworth – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Debbi’s maternal great-grandmother, Nettie Jane Jarvis (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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Debbi (left) and her sister Vicki (right)
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