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Birth Name: Ryan Gary Raddon

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 25, 1972

Ethnicity: English, Danish, Scottish, 1/16th Norwegian, smaller amounts of German and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Kaskade is an American DJ, record producer, and remixer. He is the son of Lynda and Gary Raddon. He was brought up a Mormon.

Kaskade’s paternal grandfather was Hollis Ralph Raddon (the son of Ralph Henry Raddon and Marion Mitchell Boyle). Ralph was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to English parents, Thomas Richard Raddon and Rebecca Powell. Marion was born in Richfield, Utah, to Scottish parents, Andrew McDougal Boyle and Margaret Graham Young.

Kaskade’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Anna Lund (the daughter of James Glass Lund and Anina Kristiane Christensen). James was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a Norwegian father, Gustave Joseph Lund, and a Danish mother, Petrena/Petrene Peterson/Petersen. Anina was born in Hobro, Randers, Denmark, to Jens Christensen and Ane Sophie Jensen.

Kaskade’s maternal grandfather was Marion Earnest Toliver (the son of Joseph Harrison Toliver and Mary Lee Branstetter). Marion had English, Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Joseph was the son of Alfred B. Toliver and Mary Emiline Gash. Mary was the daughter of Peter Lancaster Branstetter and Missouri Ann Henderson.

Kaskade’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis Eliza Willmore (the daughter of Frank W. Willmore and Eliza Alice James). Frank was born in Logan, Utah, to English parents, Alfred James Willmore and Eliza Catherine Webb. Eliza was born in Cottonwood, Utah, also to English parents, Henry Allen James and Elizabeth Alice Unsworth.

Kaskade is a third cousin of actor Thomas Haden Church. Kaskade’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Gustave Joseph Lund and Petrena/Petrene Peterson/Petersen, were also Thomas’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Sources: Obituary of Kaskade’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogies of Kaskade’s paternal grandfather, Hollis Ralph Raddon (through his sister) – http://www.familycentral.net

Genealogy of Kaskade’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Kaskade’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.familycentral.net

Genealogy and obituary of Kaskade’s maternal grandmother, Phyllis Eliza Willmore – http://www.findagrave.com

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