Ryan Lewis

Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) and Ryan Lewis Visit New.Music.Live. in Toronto on November 23, 2012

Lewis in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Ryan S. Lewis

Place of Birth: Spokane, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 25, 1988

Ethnicity: English, German, approximately 1/32 Swedish, small amounts of Irish, Welsh, remote Dutch, French, and Belgian Flemish, possibly other

Ryan Lewis is an American record producer, DJ, videographer, photographer, graphic designer, music video director, rapper, and songwriter. He forms hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, with Macklemore. He is also known as Duke Goobler.

Ryan is the son of Julie and Scott Lewis.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was Edwin Leslie Lewis (the son of Edwin N. Lewis and LaRue Temple). Ryan’s grandfather Edwin was born in Nebraska. Ryan’s great-grandfather Edwin was the son of Ulysses Grant Lewis and Matilda Lynn Green, whose own father was Swedish. LaRue was the daughter of William S. Leslie Temple and Sarah Jemina L. “Sadie” Bell.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Jane Crain (the daughter of Robert H. Crain and Lois C. Greier). Nancy was born in Illinois. Robert was the son of Harry Crain and Marcelia/Marilye Howe. Lois was the daughter of Charles William Greier, who was German, and of Grace Bee.

Sources: Obituary of Ryan’s paternal grandmother, Nancy Jane (Crain) Lewis – http://www.legacy.com

Ryan’s paternal great-grandfather, Robert H. Crain, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Robert H. Crain on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s paternal great-grandfather, Robert H. Crain – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Ryan’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Marcelia/Marilye Howe – http://findagrave.com

Ryan’s paternal great-grandmother, Lois C. Greier, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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