Paul Stookey

Paul Stookey On Stage

photo by Rose Waddell/

Birth Name: Noel Paul Stookey

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 30, 1937

Ethnicity: English, French-Canadian, one eighth Cornish, some German and Scottish, remote Swiss-German

Paul Stookey is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He was a member of folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, alongside Mary Travers and Peter Yarrow.

Paul is the son of Dorothea Magdalen (St. Aubrey) and George William Stookey. He is married to Elizabeth “Betty” Bannard, with whom he has three children.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was Mahonri Moreancumer Stookey (the son of Enos Stookey and Jemima Elizabeth Child). Mahonri was born in Utah. Enos was born in Belleville, Illinois, the son of Moses Stookey and Elizabeth Anderson, and had German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Jemima was born in London, England, the daughter of John Child and Eliza Newport.

Paul’s paternal grandmother was Matilda Jefferies (the daughter of William Jefferies and Mary Francis Ould). Matilda was born in Utah. William was born in Goodeaves, Somerset, England, the son of William Jefferies and Lita Flower. Mary Francis was Cornish, born in Uny Lelant, Cornwall, England, the daughter of William Ould and Mary Frances Fox.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was born in Arkansas.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was named Elmyra/Mira Aubrey/St. Aubrey/Aubray. Elmyra was born in Illinois, to French-Canadian parents.

Sources: Paul Stookey on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Paul Stookey (focusing on his father’s side) –

Paul’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Paul’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    Elmyra’s parents were indeed French-Canadian. So add it without “possibly”.

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