Kyla Ross

Ross in 2013, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Kyla Briana Ross

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 24, 1996

*paternal grandfather – African-American
*paternal grandmother – Japanese
*maternal grandfather – Filipino [Pangasinan, Cebuano], one quarter Puerto Rican
*maternal grandmother – English, German

Kyla Ross is an American artistic gymnast. She is a volunteer assistant coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks gymnastics team. She is the first female gymnast to win NCAA, World, and Olympic championship titles. Kyla is nicknamed “Mighty Mouse,”, “Silver Princess,” and “Kyla Boss.”

Her father Jason was a minor league outfielder. Her sister, McKenna, played for the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team.

Kyla’s paternal grandfather is named Washington Ross (the son of Frank Ross and Mary).

Kyla’s paternal grandmother was named Shigeko Arai (the daughter of Hiromatsu Arai and Maruko).

Kyla’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth K. Tano (the son of Venancio Barlaan Tano and Flora Mabida). Venancio was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines, the son of Guillermo Tacata Tano and Tomasa Jiminez Barlaan. Flora was born in Hawaii, the daughter of Nicomedes Mabida, who was from Talisay, Cebu, Philippines, and of Mary Feliciano, who herself was born in Hawaii, to Puerto Rican parents, Juan Feliciano and Serafina Sanchez.

Kyla’s maternal grandmother is Dianna Milstead (the daughter of Robert Marcellas Milstead and Freda Dierling/Deierling). Robert was the son of William Everette Milstead and Estella Dunham. Freda was the daughter of William Deierling and Freda Herboth.

Sources: Kyla’s paternal grandfather, Washington Ross, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kyla’s maternal great-grandmother, Flora Mabida, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kyla’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Feliciano, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Kyla’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Milstead, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kyla’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William E. Milstead –

Kyla’s maternal great-grandmother, Freda Deierling, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Kyla’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Deierling and Freda Herboth –

4 Responses

  1. izzybizzy says:

    A bit of everything, cute

  2. tine says:

    Them Asian genes is strong. Basically she’s Blasian and Eurasian.

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