Hugh Cassidy

Birth Name: Truman Hugh Cassidy

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 31, 1935

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, distant Dutch, remote Welsh

Hugh Cassidy is an American metal sculptor, jazz musician, and powerlifter. He is the son of Clara Louise (McGrew) and Lewis Cochran Cassidy. Hugh is married to German immigrant, Barbara Kratzer, with whom he has had four children, including vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy.

Hugh was a first cousin of actor and singer Henry Gibson.

Hugh’s paternal grandfather was Hugh Gilbert Cassidy (the son of Lewis Cochran/Cochrane Cassidy and Sarah T. “Sallie” Truman). Hugh’s grandfather Hugh was born in Pennsylvania. Hugh’s great-grandfather Lewis C. Cassidy was a lawyer and politician, who served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania, from January 17, 1883 to January 18, 1887. He was the son of Hugh Cassidy, who was of Irish descent, and of Margaret Cochran, who was Irish. Sallie was the daughter of Joseph Truman and likely Sarah.

Hugh’s paternal grandmother was Mary Dorothea Fagan (the daughter of Louis Estell Fagan and Mary Dorothea Colahan). Hugh’s grandmother Mary was born in Pennsylvania. Louis was the son of John Francis Fagan and Emily Rogers Estell. Henry’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of Captain John Barron Colahan and Mary Dorothea Zell.

Hugh’s maternal grandfather was Frank Lawson McGrew (the son of James Carr McGrew and Mary Jane Read). Frank was born in Ohio. James was the son of Finley Walker McGrew and Sarah Engle. Mary Jane was the daughter of Jesse E. Read and Ruth Ann Vance.

Hugh’s maternal grandmother was Eva Avonia Johnston (the daughter of James Calvin Johnston and Mary Isabella Kindle). Eva was born in Nebraska. James was the son of Joseph N. Johnston and Rebecca Ann Croco. Mary Isabella was the daughter of James M. Kindle and Julia Ann Garber.

Sources: Hugh Cassidy on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Hugh’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Hugh’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Hugh’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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