Ryan Tedder

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Tedder in 2014, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Ryan Benjamin Tedder

Place of Birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 26, 1979

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of German and Scottish, distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Ryan Tedder is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is the lead singer of the pop rock band OneRepublic, which also includes Brent Kutzle.

Ryan is the son of Marlene Grace and Gary Tedder. Ryan is married to Genevieve, with whom he has three children.

Ryan’s patrilineal line may trace to Richard Tudor, who was born, c. 1629, in England.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was Lawrence Edward/Edwin Tedder (the son of James Monroe Tedder and Lera Jane Shook). Lawrence was born in Arkansas. James was the son of Joseph Washington Tedder and Mary Margaret Green Pitts Bailey. Lera was the daughter of Jesse Alexander “Alex” Shook and Nancy Ophelia “Nannie” Green.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother was Gladys Flodene Ruple (the daughter of Marvin Worth “Jack” Ruple and Frances Cortney “Frank” Mobley). Gladys was born in Arkansas. Marvin was the son of Walter Lycurgus Ruple and Alma Bell/Belle Price. Frances was the daughter of William Monroe Mobley and Mollie Bell Bailey.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Cornelius Benjamin Watrous (the son of Clifton Stephen Watrous and Clara Gertrude Whipple). Cornelius was born in Connecticut. Clifton was the son of Stephen Carl H. Watrous and Cynthia Betsy Crouch. Clara was the daughter of Allen Judson Whipple and Alice Gertrude Crouch.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Mary Esther Crandall (the daughter of Harry/Henry Willis Crandall and Mary Jane Duncan). Ryan’s grandmother Mary was born in North Carolina. Harry was the son of William Henry Crandall and Martha Eva Crouch. Ryan’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was the daughter of Henry Joshua Duncan and Eliza Jane Bell.

Sources: https://youtu.be

Genealogy of Ryan Tedder – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Ryan’s paternal grandparents, Lawrence Edward/Edwin Tedder and Gladys Flodene (Ruple) Tedder – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Ryan’s paternal great-grandparents, James Monroe Tedder and Lera Jane (Shook) Tedder – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Ryan’s mother – http://iwhipple.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Mary Esther (Crandall) Watrous – http://www.legacy.com

2 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Same ethnicity but additional information on paternal grandmother… Gladys Flodene Ruple (1929-2017) was the daughter of Marvin Worth Ruple and Frances Coatney Mobley. Marvin was the son of Walter Ruple and Alma Belle Price. Frances was the daughter of William Monroe Mobley and Mollie Bailey.
    Source/References: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179141553/gladys-flodene-tedder

  2. madman says:

    Ryan has a small amount of Scottish ancestry as well, partly from the Duncan line, unsurprisingly. Also remote Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
    Marlene’s middle name is Grace.

    Genealogy of Ryan’s mother, Marlene Watrous – https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=tree&person=LKL8-XSS&section=portrait

    Genealogy of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Mary Crandall – https://www.geni.com/people/Mary-Watrous/6000000026713269262

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