Melissa Ricks

Birth Name: Melissa Marie Ricks

Place of Birth: San Bernardino, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 9, 1990

*father – Cornish, English, French, German, Irish, Norwegian, Scottish
*mother – Filipino Tagalog

Melissa Ricks is a Filipina-American actress.

Her father, Kelly Ricks, Jr., is American. Her mother, Josefina Cruz Ramos, is Filipina.

Melissa’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, Christopher Ricks.

Melissa’s paternal grandfather was Kelly Eugene Ricks, Sr. (the son of Jesse Lee Ricks and Leila Ola Dodd). Kelly was born in Oklahoma. Jesse was the son of Zachary Taylor Ricks and Sara Jane Crume. Leila was the daughter of William Dodd and Josephine Pearse.

Melissa’s paternal grandmother was Hattie Viola Griffin (later Harriett Viola Griffin, the daughter of William Arthur Griffin and Minnie Rosette Jacobson). Hattie was born in Minnesota. William was the son of Canadian immigrants, John Griffin, of Sarnia, Ontario, and Harriet Elizabeth Mann, of Strathroy, Ontario. Minnie was the daughter of John Gustav Jacobson, whose parents were Norwegian immigrants, and of Norwegian immigrant Josephine Hansdatter Næs, of Hakadal, Akershus.

Melissa’s maternal grandfather was named Graciano Ramos. Graciano was a native of Baliuag, Bulacan.

Melissa’s maternal grandmother was named Maxima Cruz. Maxima was a native of Baliuag, Bulacan.

Sources: Genealogy of Melissa Ricks (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Melissa’s paternal grandfather, Kelly Eugene Ricks, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Melissa’s paternal grandmother, Harriett Viola Griffin, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Melissa’s paternal great-grandfather, William Arthur Griffin, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Melissa’s paternal great-grandmother, Minnie Rosette Jacobson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage records of Melissa’s maternal grandparents, Graciano Ramos and Maxima Cruz –

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