Birth Name: Otis Ray Redding
Date of Birth: September 9, 1941
Place of Birth: Dawson, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Death: December 10, 1967
Place of Death: Monona, Wisconsin, U.S.
Otis Redding was an American singer, songwriter, talent scout, record producer, and arranger. He was the son of Fannie Mae (Roseman) and Otis Ray Redding.
Otis’ paternal grandparents were Will Redding and Laura Fambro (the daughter of George Fambro and Carrie). Laura’s parents were ex-slaves who took their master’s surname, Fambrough.
Otis’ maternal grandparents were John Roseman and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Gaunders.
Sources: Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life (2017), by Jonathan Gould
Otis’ father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Otis’ paternal grandmother, Laura Fambro, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org