Harry Nilsson

Birth Name: Harry Edward Nilsson III

Date of Birth: June 15, 1941

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: January 15, 1994

Place of Death: Agoura Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish, Swedish

Harry Nilsson was an American singer and songwriter. He was also known as Nilsson.

He was the son of Elizabeth “Bette” and Harry Edward Nilsson. He was married to Una O’Keeffe, until his death. He had a son with his former wife Diane Clatworthy; and six children with Una.

Harry’s paternal grandfather was Charles Harry Nilsson (the son of Carl Emmanuel Nilsson and Augusta Wilhelmine “Adele” Rolle). Charles was born in Manhattan, New York, to a Swedish father and a German mother. Carl created the act, “aerial ballet.”

Harry’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Robb (the daughter of Joseph Robb and Ada Wynne). Beatrice was born in New York. Joseph was an English immigrant. Ada was born in Missouri.

Harry’s maternal grandfather was Charles Augustus “Charlie” Martin (the son of John P. Martin and Mary E. “Mollie” Sherman). Charles was born in New York. John was the son of a Scottish father and an Irish mother. Mary was the daughter of Mary, whose parents were Irish.

Harry’s maternal grandmother was Florence Madeline “Nana” Stotz (the daughter of Frank Stotz and Annie F. Knew). Florence was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Sources: Harry’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Harry’s paternal grandparents, Charles Harry Nilsson and Beatrice Robb – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Harry’s paternal grandfather, Charles Harry Nilsson – https://familysearch.org

Harry’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Harry’s maternal grandfather, Charles Augustus Martin, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Harry’s maternal grandmother, Florence Madeline “Nana” Stotz – https://familysearch.org

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