Gene Roddenberry

Birth Name: Eugene Westley Roddenberry

Date of Birth: August 19, 1921

Place of Birth: El Paso, Texas, United States

Date of Death: October 24, 1991

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, along with Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, remote Dutch

Gene Rodenberry was an American television producer and screenwriter. He was the creator of the Star Trek mythos. He was also credited as Robert Wesley.

Gene was the son of Caroline Glen (Golemon) and Eugene Edward Roddenberry, who worked in policing. His family moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1923. He was married to actress and producer Majel Barrett (born Majel Leigh Hudec), until his death. He had two children with his former wife Eileen-Anita Rexroat; and a son, television producer Rod Roddenberry, with Majel. Rod heads Roddenberry Entertainment.

Gene’s paternal grandfather was Leon E. Roddenberry (the son of Henry Jackson Roddenberry, Jr. and Novenia Adella Sheffield). Leon was born in Charlton County, Georgia. Henry was the son of Henry Roddenberry and Nancy Ellis. Novenia was the daughter of John Sheffield and Sarah Ann Cook.

Gene’s paternal grandmother was Clara May Cushing (the daughter of William Wallace Cushing and Malina E. Bourn/Bourne). Clara was born in Massachusetts. William was born in Calais, Washington, Maine, the son of Elijah Cushing and Eunice Finney, who was born in Midgic, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. Malina was born in Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Bourn/Brown and Clarissa H. Morrison.

Gene’s maternal grandfather was William Wesley Golemon (the son of Jacob Golemon and Caroline Matilda Walker). William was born in Mississippi. Jacob was the son of William Golemon and Nancy Sumrall. Caroline was the daughter of James Walker.

Gene’s maternal grandmother was Lydia Ann McDonald (the daughter of Christopher C. McDonald and Zylphia McCandless). Lydia was born in Alabama. Zylphia was the daughter of Catherine Jane.

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