Lara Flynn Boyle
Place of Birth: Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 24, 1970
*Italian, Irish, German (mother)
Lara Flynn Boyle is an American actress and producer. She is named after Lara from the novel Doctor Zhivago.
Lara is married to real estate investor Donald Ray Thomas II.
Lara’s paternal grandfather was Charles A. Boyle (Charles Augustus Boyle, the son of Michael Melvin Boyle and Margaret Roseanne/Rose Marsh). Charles was born in Michigan, and was a politician; a member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, from 1955 until 1959, his death. Michael was born in Michigan, to Irish parents. Margaret was the daughter of Charles F. Marsh and Elizabeth Helena Kenney, who was Canadian.
Lara’s paternal grandmother was named Helen L. Shaughnessy/O’Shaughnessy.
Lara’s maternal grandfather was Jacque/Jack/Charles Alois Negro (the son of Annibale G. Negro and Clara K. Hugel/Hiegel). Jacque was born in Illinois. Annibale was was born in Pralungo, Biella, Piedmont, Italy. Clara was the daughter of Aloise Hiegel, who was born in France, of German descent, and of Agnes M. Schebler/Scheppler/Schepler, who also had German ancestry.
Lara’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen Frances Flynn (the daughter of James Edward Flynn and Catherine Louise Troeskin). Kathleen was born in Illibois. James was born in Missouri, the son of John Edward Flynn, who was born in West Virginia, to Irish parents, and of Bridget Isabelle Quinn, who was born in New York, also to Irish parents. Catherine was also born in Missouri, to German parents, Henry Troeksen and Louise.
Sources: Lara’s paternal grandfather, Charles Augustus Boyle, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lara Flynn Boyle (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Lara’s maternal grandfather, Jacque/Jack/Charles Alois Negro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org