Birth Name: Michael R. Weverstad
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 24, 1977
*37.5% mix of German, English, Irish
Michael Raymond-James is an American actor.
He was raised in Clarkston, Michigan.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Earl Weverstad (the son of Arthur E. Weverstad and Wilhelmina F. “Minnie” Schutte). Raymond was born in South Dakota. Arthur was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Norway, Nicolai Mekale Hansen Weverstad and Caroline Bergit Olsen Gjesme. Wilhelmina was born in Iowa, to parents from Germany.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Mae Peterson (the daughter of Martin B. Peterson and Hannah M. Pearson). Dorothy was born in South Dakota. Martin was the son of Olaus Peterson, whose parents were Norwegian, and of Julia G. Bergquist, whose parents were also Norwegian. Hannah was the daughter of Swedish parents, Frank Marten “Frans” Pearson and Marie Louise Kohrtz.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Joseph H. Belisle (the son of Arsine/Arsen Joseph Belisle and Emma Josephine Peloquin). Arsine was the son of Alfred Joseph Belisle, who was French-Canadian, and of Marie Rose LaBonne, whose parents were French-Canadian. Emma was the daughter of Felix Peloquin, who was French-Canadian, and of Catherine LaBarre, whose parents were French-Canadian.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Darlene Caldwell (the daughter of Floyd Caldwell and Leona Sharks). Floyd was the son of George Caldwell and Etta Dunlap. Leona was the daughter of Isaac Sharks and a woman surnamed Stouffer.
Sources: Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Raymond Earl Weverstad – http://rapidcityjournal.com
Genealogy of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Mae (Peterson) Weverstad – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Darlene (Caldwell) Belisle – http://www.legacy.com
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