Birth Name: Kelly Lee Carlson
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: February 17, 1976
*43.75% Swedish (approximately)
Kelly Carlson is an American actress and model.
Kelly is the daughter of Mary Joanne (Magnus) and Lee Dixon Carlson. Her father is of three quarters Swedish and one quarter English descent. Her mother’s ancestry is one half German and one quarter Irish, with the rest being Norwegian and Swedish.
Kelly’s paternal grandparents were Walter Marion Carlson (the son of Carl Gustaf Carlson and Emma Kristina Johansdotter). Carl was born in Växjö, Sweden, the son of Jonas Carlson and Maria Carlsdotter. Emma was born in Tolg, Sweden, the daughter of Johan Pehrsson and Maria Petersdotter.
Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Alice Dixon (the daughter of Bernard Elmore Dixon and Mary Louise Erickson). Bernard was born in Maine, the son of Samuel A. Dixon and Sarah Ann Hanscom, and had English ancestry. Mary was Swedish.
Kelly’s maternal grandfather was James Clarence Magnus (the son of Clarence Anthony Magnus and Marie Barbara Culnane). Clarence was the son of Anthony Magnus, who was born in Norway, and Helena Clausen, who was born in Norway, to Swedish parents, and might have had some Norwegian ancestry. Marie was born in Minnesota, to Michael J. Culnane, whose parents were Irish, and Mary Burke, who was Irish.
Kelly’s maternal grandmother was Geraldine Gladys Watzl (the daughter of Frank Edward Watzl and Laura C.). Frank was the son of German parents, Frank Watzel and Matilda. Laura’s parents were also German.
Sources: Genealogy of Kelly’s paternal grandfather, Walter Marion Carlson – https://familysearch.org
Kelly’s paternal grandfather, Walter Marion Carlson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kelly’s paternal great-grandfather, Bernard Elmore Dixon, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kelly’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Anthony Magnus, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Kelly’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Helena Clausen – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Kelly’s maternal great-grandmother, Marie Barbara Culnane, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kelly’s maternal grandmother, Geraldine Gladys Watzl, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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