Owen Benjamin

Benjamin in 2008, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Owen Benjamin Smith

Place of Birth: Fulton, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 24, 1980

Ethnicity: Irish, English, one eighth Bohemian Czech

Owen Benjamin is an American comedian, actor, and political commentator.

Owen is the son of professors Jean Troy-Smith and John Kares Smith.

Owen’s paternal grandfather was James Joseph Smith, Sr. (who likely was the son of James Joseph Smith and Teresa Catherin/Catherine Hoyne). Owen’s grandfather James was born in Illinois. Owen’s great-grandfather James was born in Illinois, the son of James J. Smith and Mary E. Russell. Teresa was born in Illinois, the daughter of William Ambrose Hoyne and Martha Eutasia Dale, who was Irish.

Owen’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Marie Kares (the daughter of John Francis Kares and Mary Agnes Sheahan). Dorothy was born in Illinois. John was born in Massachusetts, to Bohemian Czech parents, Frank W. Kares and Louise Koula. Owen’s great-grandmother Mary Agnes was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, Patrick Sheahan and Margaret Maguire.

Source Obituary of Owen’s uncle (father’s brother) – http://www.pichafuneralhome.com

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