Birth Name: Meredith Ann Brooks
Place of Birth: Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 12, 1958
Ethnicity: English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/8th Czech, 1/8th Polish, as well as remote French
Meredith Brooks is an American musician. She is known for her 1997 song “Bitch.”
She is the daughter of Janice and Bill Brooks.
Meredith’s paternal grandfather was Mark Leroy Brooks (the son of Merrit Leroy Brooks and Louisa Amanda Rose Anderson). Mark was born in Sherman, Kansas. Merrit was the son of Floyd Walker Brooks and Lucinda West. Louisa was the daughter of Thomas Wilson Anderson and Elizabeth Helton.
Meredith’s paternal grandmother was Ruby Anne Tedlock (the daughter of James Matthew Tedlock and Mary Alice Hall). Anne was born in Columbus, Kansas. James was the son of Andrew Nelson Tedlock and Elizabeth “Betsy” Bales. Alice was the daughter of James M. Hall and Cynthia J. Bartlett.
Meredith’s maternal grandfather was Donovan William “Don” Waterbury (the son of William Henry Waterbury and Ruth Vivian Roberts). Don was born in Woodburn, Oregon. William was the son of George William Waterbury and Martha Comfort/Comforter “Mattie” Schooler. Ruth was the daughter of a Welsh emigrant, William Arthur Roberts, of Caernarfon, Gwynedd, and of Ellen McCoy.
Meredith’s maternal grandmother was Dorothea Marie Stochosky (the daughter of Frank Joseph Stochosky and Anna Rose “Annie” Prihoda). Dorothea was born in Detroit, Michigan. Frank was the son of Polish emigrants, Józef Strąkowski (later Joseph Stochosky) and Wiktoria Olejnicka (later Victoria Oldneck/Olneckie). Anna was the daughter of Czech emigrants, Václav Příhoda (later William Prihoda) and Mariana “Mary” Lhotová, the former of Prague.
Sources: Genealogy of Meredith’s father – https://www.findagrave.com
Meredith’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Meredith’s father – https://obits.oregonlive.com
Genealogy of Meredith’s paternal grandfather, Mark Leroy Brooks – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Meredith’s paternal grandmother, Ruby Anne (Tedlock) Brooks – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Meredith’s mother – https://www.gazettetimes.com
Genealogy of Meredith’s maternal grandfather, Donovan William Waterbury – https://www.familysearch.org
U.S. Social Security application record of Meredith’s maternal grandmother, Dorothea Marie (Stochosky) Waterbury – https://aad.archives.gov