Fay Bainter

Birth Name: Fay Okell Bainter

Date of Birth: December 7, 1893

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Death: April 16, 1968

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*father – German
*mother – English, possibly Irish

Fay Bainter was an American actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel (1938).

Fay was the daughter of Mary (Okell) and Charles Franklin Bainter. Her father was born in Indiana, of mostly or entirely German descent. Her mother was born in England, and possibly had Irish ancestry. Fay was married to U.S. Navy officer Reginald Venable, until his death. The couple had a son.

Fay’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Bainter (the son of Frederick Bainter and Margaret Roof). Fay’s grandfather Frederick was born in Pennsylvania or Ohio. Fay’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of German parents, Godfrey Bainter and Margaret Benter. Fay’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of Peter Roof and Margaret Replogle, whose parents were Alsatian Germans.

Fay’s paternal grandmother was named Delilah Roof. Delilah was born in Ohio.

Sources: Genealogies of Fay Bainter (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Fay’s paternal grandfather, Frederick Bainter (through Frederick’s brother) – https://www.findagrave.com

Fay Bainter on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Fay’s parents on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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