Florence Henderson

Henderson in 2013, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Florence Agnes Henderson

Date of Birth: February 14, 1934

Place of Birth: Dale, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Death: November 24, 2016

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

Ethnicity: English, Irish, remote Scottish and French

Florence Henderson was an American actress and singer.

She was the daughter of Elizabeth Pauline “Bessie” and Joseph Robert Henderson. She was married to hypnotherapist John George Kappas, until his death. She had four children with her former husband Ira Bernstein.

Florence’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Thomas Henderson (the son of Bayler Henderson and Elizabeth Milby). Daniel was born in Larue County, Kentucky. Bayler was the son of James Henderson and Elizabeth Barkley. Florence’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of John Wilson Milby and Catherine Larimore.

Florence’s paternal grandmother was Teresa Laha/D’Laha/Lahae/Lahay/Lahey (the daughter of Daniel Laha/D’Laha/Lahae/Lahay/Lahey and Katherine Hale). Teresa was born in Kentucky, to Irish parents.

Florence’s maternal grandfather was William Walter Elder (the son of Francis/Frank Xavier Elder and Margaret Molohon). William was born in Kentucky. Francis was the son of William W. Elder and Sarah Elizabeth Mattingly. Margaret was the daughter of James Molohon and Elizabeth Speake.

Florence’s maternal grandmother was Anna Justine Newton (the daughter of Henry I. Newton and Margaret Matilda Lewis). Anna was born in Kentucky. Henry was the son of Benedict Newton and Elizabeth Jane Cheshire. Margaret was the daughter of Joseph O. Lewis and Ann/Annie Nancy Hinton.

Sources: Genealogies of Florence Henderson – https://www.geni.com

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