Julie Brown

Brown in 2010, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Julie Ann Brown

Place of Birth: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 31, c. mid 1950s

Ethnicity: Mexican (maternal grandmother), Irish, German, English, Cornish, Welsh

Julie Brown is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, songwriter, and television director.

Julie is the daughter of Celia and Leonard Brown. Her parents both worked for NBC TV. She has a son with her former husband Ken Rathgen.

Julie is a second cousin of actor, writer, and blogger Wil Wheaton. Her paternal great-grandparents, Francis Leo O’Connor and Susan C. Gay, were also Wil’s maternal great-grandparents.

Julie’s paternal grandfather was Leonard Mowry Brown (the son of Mowry Charles Brown and Esther Bell Williams). Leonard was born in Illinois. Julie’s great-grandfather Mowry was the son of Charles Egbert Brown and Frances Mary Burritt. Esther was of Cornish descent, and was the daughter of William W. Williams and Rosina Edwards.

Julie’s paternal grandmother was Madeline Juliana O’Connor (the daughter of Frank/Francis Leo O’Connor and Susan C. Gay). Frank O’Connor was an actor and director in the early 1900s. He was of Irish origin, and was the son of John O’Connor and Julia O’Dwyer/Dwyer. Susan was the daughter of William Gay, who was born in New York, to German parents.

Julie’s maternal grandfather was Dewitt McCann (the son of Amos McCann and Effie Nona Evans). Amos was the son of Morgan M. McCann and Eliza Ann Brockman.

Julie’s maternal grandmother was named Celia Jimenez. Celia was born in Mexico.

Sources: Marriage record of Julie’s maternal great-grandparents, Francis Leo O’Connor and Susan C. Gay – https://www.familysearch.org

Julie’s maternal great-grandmother, Susan C. Gay, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Julie’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Gay and Louise Jungst/Zuengat – https://www.familysearch.org

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Julie’s maternal grandfather was Dewitt Mccann (the son of Amos McCann and Effie Nona Evans). Amos was the son of Morgan M. McCann and Eliza Ann Brockman.

    Julie’s maternal grandmother was named Celia Jimenez. Celia was born in Mexico.

  2. bablah says:

    Julie’s paternal grandfather was Leonard Mowry Brown (the son of Mowry Charles Brown and Esther Bell Williams). Leonard was born in Illinois. Mowry was the son of Charles Egbert Brown and Frances Mary Burritt. Esther was the daughter of William W. Williams and Rosina Edwards. Esther was of Cornish descent.

    Julie’s paternal grandmother was Madeline Juliana O’Connor (the daughter of
    Frank/Francis Leo O’Connor and Susan C. Gay). Francis was of Irish origin, and was the son of John O’Connor and Julia O’Dwyer/Dwyer. Susan was the daughter of William Gay and Louise Jungst/Zuengat, who were born in New York, both of them to German parents.

    Frank and Susan were also Will Wheaton’s great-grandparents, which makes Julie his second cousin.

    Frank O’Connor was listed as a director at motion pictures company on a census. I think this might be her great-grandfather
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_O%27Connor_(actor)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6181312

    The last names of that Frank’s parents match the last names of Julie’s great-great-grandparents
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP6D-X4V

    • bablah says:

      I also want to add that I’m not 100% sure Louise Jungst/Zuengat was the mother of Susan. It most likely was Mary Schneider. Mary married William Gay in 1880, arround the time Susan was born. Louise married him in 1884.

      Unless there was some sister-wife situation, Mary was most likely Susan’s mother. Mary was of Swiss-German descent.

      This, of course, goes also for Will Wheaton’s family tree.

      I’ll be back later with Julie’s maternal side. Looks like she has some Hispanic ancestry on her grandmother’s side.

  3. savanna says:

    Her birth record (correct birth year is 1954): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VL1L-GYT

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