Drew Ray Tanner

Place of Birth: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: February 12, 1992

Ethnicity: Chinese, African-Jamaican, French-Canadian, possibly other

Drew Ray Tanner is a Canadian actor.

A picture of Drew’s mother can be seen here.

Drew’s grandfather was named Arthur Chung. Arthur was born in Guangdong Province, China.

Drew’s grandmother was Pearl Hall (the daughter of Gilbert Dennis Hall and Florence Roberta Blake). Pearl was black, and was born in Dobson, Coleyville, Manchester, Jamaica. Gilbert was the son of George Dennis Hall and Mary Anne/Ann Carnagie. Florence was the daughter of David Alexander Blake and Ann Elizabeth Waite. A picture of Pearl can be seen here.

16 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    *his father was Garhn Everard Chung
    *Arthur Chung was born in Guangdong Province, China
    *Gilbert Dennis Hall is listed as “Colored” on Jamaica Census.
    * George Dennis Hall is listed as “Mustee” (White Father, a planter, and Quadroon mother). He basically was 87,5% White.
    *Florence Roberta Blake was the daughter of David Alexander Blake and Ann Elizabeth Waite

      • andrew says:

        https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LBTJ-TBW

        All these people are also in Geni.com, being middle/upper class Jamaicans.

        So if Pearl Hall is “black” in racist North America, things are a bit different in caste system of West Indies.

        • madman says:

          How do you know definitely that Garhn Everard Chung was Drew’s father? I mean, it seems probable, but that tree (which I also used) doesn’t prove it.

          Which censuses are you looking at? I found none in the sources of the tree. How did you find out how much white those people were?

          • andrew says:

            Why shouldn’t Garhn Everard Chung be Drew’s father? Ok, he may be his uncle.

            If you click the name of the people in that tree, you get all the infos including Race and Profession.

            To be more accurate, George Dennis Hall was an octoroon (his father, George Maxwell Hall, was a white planter). Mary Ann Carnegie’s father was also listed as “coloured”.

          • madman says:

            “Why shouldn’t Garhn Everard Chung be Drew’s father? Ok, he may be his uncle.”

            What? So you think that the only child listed in a familysearch tree has to be Drew’s father? Why would you write that if he could also be Drew’s uncle? That’s not a trivial error, since we would get the entire maternal ancestry wrong.

            His father could also be Marlon. Or do you have a reason for why it’s not?

            Okay, I’ve found the part where it says the race. It appears to be wrong though, George Dennis Hall is listed as “quadroon” on at least one source. Don’t have time to look through them all right now.

  2. madman says:

    I found his grandmother’s obituary:
    http://catholic-cemeteries.frontrunnerpro.com/book-of-memories/2819037/chung-pearl/obituary.php

    His mother is not French-Canadian after all.

    Drew’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Chung. Arthur was born in Guangdong, China.

    Drew’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Hall (the daughter of Gilbert Dennis Hall and Florence Roberta Blake). Pearl was black, and was born in Coleyville, Manchester, Jamaica. Gilbert was the son of George Dennis Hall and Mary Ann Carnagie. Florence was the daughter of David Blake.

    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XNFC-7Z9
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVSG-CQ1W

  3. bablah says:

    Mother is French-Canadian (at least partially).

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