Birth Name: Michael Edward Love
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 15, 1941
Ethnicity: Swedish (maternal grandmother), English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, Welsh, remote French
Mike Love is an American American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is a member of the band The Beach Boys, which also includes/has included his cousins, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson, as well as Al Jardine.
Mike is the son of Emily Glee (Wilson) and Edward Milton Love. Mike’s father was of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, and remote French descent. His mother’s ancestry was half Swedish, with her other roots being English, Scottish, and some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Welsh. He is a first cousin, twice removed, of actress, singer, and model Alexa Demie. He is also a brother and uncle of Stan Love and Kevin Love, respectively, both professional basketball players, who are father-and-son.
Mike is married to Jacquelyne Piesen. He has eight children, including two with Jacquelyne.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was Edward Fieldon Love (the son of Fieldon Jasper Love and Caroline M. “Callie” Graham). Edward was born in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana. Mike’s great-grandfather Fieldon was the son of Thomas M. Love and Jackey Odelia Cochran. Caroline was the daughter of Joseph L. C. Graham and Clara M. Dalrymple, who whose parents were Irish Protestants, from Dublin.
Mike’s paternal grandmother Edith Rose Clardy (the daughter of William Giles Clardy and Alberta Louisa Chadwick). Edith was born in Glendora, Los Angeles, California. William was the son of James T. Clardy and Lucretia Ann Todd. Alberta was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, the daughter of James Chadwick and Mary Holt.
Mike’s maternal grandfather was William Coral “Buddy” Wilson (the son of William Henry Wilson and Alta Lenora Chitwood). Mike’s grandfather William was born in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas. Mike’s great-grandfather William was the son of George Washington Wilson and Mary Bailey. Alta was the daughter of Green Lee Chitwood and Ruth Chaffin. Green’s mother had Scottish ancestry.
Mike’s maternal grandmother was Edith Sophia Sthole/Stohle (the daughter of Carl Johan Stål, later Charles John Sthole, and of Mary S. Ottocran). Edith was born in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, to Swedish parents. Carl was born in Högsby, Kalmar, the son of Adolf Fredrik Carlsson Stål and Kristina Lovisa Adolfsdotter.
Sources: Family histories of Mike Love (in Swedish) – https://www.hd.se
Genealogy of Mike Love – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Mike’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Mike’s father – https://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Mike’s paternal great-grandmother, Caroline M. “Callie” Graham – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Mike’s mother (through her brother Murry Wilson) – https://famouskin.com
Mike’s maternal grandmother, Edith Sophia Sthole/Stohle, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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