Ruth Radelet

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 28, 1982

*paternal grandfather – Belgian Walloon, German
*paternal grandmother – English, small amount of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch

Ruth Radelet is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is the lead vocalist of electronic band “Chromatics.”

Ruth’s paternal grandfather was Richard Henry Radelet (the son of Achille Joseph Radelet and Anna Laura Jeansch). Richard was born in Alaska. Achille was a Belgian emigrant, from Jemappes, Hainaut, Wallonia. Anna was the daughter of German parents, Charles B. Jaensch/Jeansch, from Schonfeld, and Pauline Buschmann.

Ruth’s paternal grandmother was Betty Jo Chaffee (the daughter of Paul Button Chaffee and Odeyne Elizabeth Byers). Betty Jo was born in Washington, and had deep roots in the U.S. Paul was the son of Charles Button Chaffee and Harriet Bassett. Odeyne was the daughter of Joseph Pierce Byers and Nancy Ann Bedell.

Sources: Genealogy of Ruth’s father –

Obituary of Ruth’s father –

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