Birth Name: Katelyn Mary Pippy
Place of Birth: Bell, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 12, 1993
Ethnicity: Thai (paternal grandmother), German, English, Scottish, French, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
Katelyn Pippy is an American actress, producer, ice hockey player, and production manager. She has starred on the show Army Wives and in the film The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It.
Her father, John Rattaporn Pippy, who was born in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, to an American father and a Thai mother, was a Brigadier General and Republican Party politician. He was a Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, from 1997 to 2003, and a Pennsylvania State Senator, from 2003 to 2012.
Katelyn’s paternal grandfather was John C. “Jack” Pippy (the son of Charles M. “Bud” Pippy and Juanita MacRae). Charles was born in Massachusetts, the son of William T. Pippy, who was from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; and of Marion Evelyn Snook, whose parents were also from Newfoundland and Labrador. Juanita was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Nova Scotia, Canada, Murdock Roderick MacRae and Ida Marie Hollis.
Katelyn’s paternal grandmother is named Pensri. Pensri was from Thailand.
Katelyn’s maternal grandfather was Donald Louis “Don” Smith (the son of Charles Christian John Smith and Florence Frances Goetting). Donald was born in New York. Charles was born in New York, the son of Charles B. Smith and Mary Frances Bosch, whose grandparents were all German. Florence was born in New York, the daughter of Louis C. Goetting and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Angermüller, whose parents were German.
Katelyn’s maternal grandmother was Jaclyn Gay/Gray Simpson (who likely was the daughter of Jack Gray Simpson and Mary Blanche Barnett). Jaclyn was born in Texas. Jack was born in Texas, the son of Hall S. Simpson and Lola Preston Gray. Mary was born in Texas, the daughter of James Elmore Barnett and Nora Blanche Brown.
Sources: Obituary of Katelyn’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles M. “Bud” Pippy – http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net
Marriage record of Katelyn’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles B. Smith and Mary Frances Bosch – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Katelyn’s maternal great-grandmother, Florence Frances (Goetting) Smith – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Katelyn’s maternal great-grandfather, Jack Gray Simpson – https://www.legacy.com