Roscoe Arbuckle

Roscoe Arbuckle c. 1916, Stars of the Photoplay

Birth Name: Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle

Date of Birth: March 24, 1887

Place of Birth: Smith Center, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Death: June 29, 1933

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scottish, English

Roscoe Arbuckle was an American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He was the son of Mary (Gordon) and William Goodrich Arbuckle.

Roscoe’s paternal grandfather was William Harrison Arbuckle (the son of John Arbuckle and Sarah C. “Sally” Jones). William was born in Indiana.

Roscoe’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ann Farrar (who was likely the daughter of William Goodrich Farrar and Hannah Sweet). Mary Ann was born in Indiana.

Source: Genealogy of Roscoe Arbuckle –

Marriage record of Roscoe’s paternal grandparents, William Harrison Arbuckle and Mary Ann Farrar –


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    I think these are his paternal grandparents:

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