Dwight Yoakam

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Yoakam in 2003, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Dwight David Yoakam

Place of Birth: Pikesville, Kentucky, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 23, 1956

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Irish

Dwight Yoakam is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and film director.

He is married to Emily Joyce.

Dwight’s patrilineal line traces to Matthias Jochem/Yoakam, who was born, c. 1653, in Germany.

Dwight’s paternal grandfather was Lawrence Raymon Yoakam (the son of Samuel Burton Yoakam and Mary Edith Jones).

Dwight’s paternal grandmother was Helen May Fitzsimmons (the daughter of Bert Elver Fitzsimmons and Stella May Faught).

Dwight’s maternal grandfather was Luther Tibbs (the son of Ballard Tibbs and Margaret Ratliff). Ballard was the son of Margarette.

Dwight’s maternal grandmother was Emeline Gilliam (the daughter of Louis/Lewis W. Gilliam and Nora Catherine Burnett).

Source: Genealogy of Dwight Yoakam (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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