Birth Name: Kenneth Daniel Harlan
Date of Birth: July 26, 1895
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Death: March 6, 1967
Place of Death: Sacramento, California, U.S.
*Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Kenneth Harlan was an American leading man of silent films.
He was the son of actress Rita/Reta Harlan (born Sarah Wolff/Woolf/Wolf), and George W. Harlan. Kenneth’s mother was born in New York, to Sephardi/Ashkenazi Jewish parents.
Kenneth was married to Rosemarie Gonsalves Mirjanian, until his death. He had a son with his former wife Helen Spetner. Helen was also Jewish.
His uncle was said to have been comedian Otis Harlan.
Kenneth’s maternal grandfather was Daniel N. Wolff (the son of Aaron Wolff and Rachel/Rachael Cappe). Daniel was born on St. Thomas, then Danish West Indies, later U.S. Virgin Islands. Aaron was born on St. Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and was the son of Moses Wolff, an Ashkenazi Jew, who was born in Bensdorf, Brandenburg, Germany, and of Rebecca Robles, whose Sephardi Jewish had family lived in Aruba. Kenneth’s great-grandmother Rachel was born on Sint Eustatius, and was the daughter of Benjamin Mozes Hönig, an Ashkenazi Jew, who was born in Chodová Planá, Tachov District, Plzeň Region, now in the Czech Republic, and of Miriam Levy, who was born in New York, to Sephardi parents.
Kenneth’s maternal grandmother was Miriam Cappe (the daughter of Judah Cappe/Cappi and Sarah Hoheb). Miriam was born on St. Thomas, then Danish West Indies, later U.S. Virgin Islands. Judah was born on Sint Eustatius, the son of Benjamin Mozes Hönig and Miriam Levy. Sarah was born on St. Thomas, the daughter of Samuel Hoheb.
Kenneth’s maternal grandparents were first cousins.
Sources: Birth record of Kenneth Harlan – https://www.familysearch.org
Kenneth Harlan on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Kenneth’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Kenneth’s mother – https://www.geni.com
Kenneth’s mother on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Kenneth’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Kenneth’s maternal grandfather, Daniel N. Wolff – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Kenneth’s maternal grandmother, Miriam (Cappe) Wolff – https://www.familysearch.org