Birth Name: Jennifer Maria Syme
Date of Birth: December 7, 1972
Place of Birth: Pico Rivera, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Death: April 2, 2001
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
*father – English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish
*mother – Hispanic, possibly other
Jennifer Syme was an American actress and production assistant. She was the daughter of Charles Steven Syme and Maria T. (Delmarmol) St. John. Jennifer was known for being the romantic partner of actor Keanu Reeves. In 1999, the two had a daughter who was stillborn.
Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Charles Lyons Syme (the son of John Forest Syme and Barbara J. Lyons). Charles was born in California. John was a Scottish emigrant, from Edinburgh, and was the son of Nathaniel Wilson Syme and Janet Forrest. Barbara was an Irish immigrant from Drumkeeran, County Leitrim, and her mother’s maiden surname was McKierna.
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy C. Glenn (the daughter of James P. Glenn and Helen Dorothy Goetz). Helen’s grandmother Dorothy was born in California. James was a Scottish immigrant. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Helen’s father, Frederick George Goetz, was a German immigrant. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Helen’s mother, Sarah Elizabeth “Libbie” Knowlton, was American-born, of English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish descent.
Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer Syme (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Jennifer’s parents – https://familysearch.org
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