Eric Wynalda

Wynalda in 2010, photo by Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos

Birth Name: Eric Boswell Wynalda

Place of Birth: Fullerton, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 9, 1969

Ethnicity:
*father – Frisian/Dutch
*mother – Scottish, English, distant German and Irish

Eric Wynalda is an American soccer player and coach, and television commentator.

Eric is married to Amanda Fletcher. He has three children.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Wynalda (the son of Martin Wynalda/Wynalder and Katherine/Catherine/Tryntje Bergsma). Alvin was born in Arum, Friesland, Netherlands. Martin was the son of David Wynalda and Margaret Jacobs Hemstra.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Della Rykse (the daughter of George Rykse and Anna De Ruiter/DeRuiter). Della was born in Michigan, of Dutch descent. George was the son of Willem Rykse. Anna was the daughter of Anneko DeRuiter and Jantje Oostema.

Eric’s maternal grandfather was Bill Joe Boswell (the son of Evault Marion Boswell and Lucille/Lucile Lee Lemley). Bill Joe was born in Missouri. Evault was the son of Joseph Marion Boswell and Julia Anna Dean. Lucille was the daughter of William Lijah Lemley and Alma Edith Gibson.

Eric’s maternal grandmother was Naomi Jean Moss (the daughter of Sidney Lee Moss and Flora Lee Benham). Sidney was the son of Thomas Wallace Moss and Mollie Coker. Flora was the daughter of William Robert Benham and Myrtle Agnes Hogan.

Sources: Eric’s paternal grandfather, Alvin Wynalda, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Eric’s paternal great-grandfather, Martin Wynalda/Wynalder – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Eric’ paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine/Tryntje (Bergsma) Wynalda – https://familysearch.org

Eric’s paternal grandmother, Della Rykse, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death records of Eric’s paternal great-grandparents, George Rykse and Anna De Ruiter/DeRuiter – https://www.findagrave.com

Eric’s maternal grandfather, Bill Joe Boswell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Eric’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille/Lucile Lee Lemley – https://www.findagrave.com

Eric’s maternal great-grandmother, Flora Lee Benham, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Eric’s maternal grandfather was Bill Joe Boswell (the son of Evault Marion Boswell and Lucille Lee Lemley). Bill was born in Missouri. Evault was the son of Joseph Marion Boswell and Julia Anna Dean. Lucille was the daughter of William Lijah Lemley and Alma Edith Gibson.

    Eric’s maternal grandmother was Naomi Jean Moss (the daughter of Sidney Lee Moss and Flora Lee Benham). Sidney was the son of Thomas Wallace Moss and Mollie Coker. Flora was the daughter of William Robert Benham and Myrtle Agnes Hogan.

    Scottish, English, distant German and Irish (mother)

  2. andrew says:

    I remember this guy at USA ’94, I wondered about the origin of his surname.

    @bablah

    Can you add Clint Dempsey? You just have to copy and paste from Landon Donovan page

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