Birth Name: Scott Richard Kline
Date of Birth: October 27, 1967
Place of Birth: San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
Date of Death: December 3, 2015
Place of Death: Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.
*German, Norwegian (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)
Scott Weiland was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was known as the lead singer of rock band Stone Temple Pilots. Other members of the band include/included Chester Bennington, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz. Scott was also a member of hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, along with Dave Kushner, Duff McKagan, Slash, and Matt Sorum.
Scott was the son of Sharon S. (Williams) Weiland and Kent Richard Kline. He was adopted by his stepfather, John David Weiland. He was married to photographer Jamie Wachtel, until his death. He had two children with his former wife, model Mary Forsberg.
Scott’s paternal grandfather was Paul D. Kline (the son of Peter Kline and Catherine “Katie” Walters). Paul was born in Pennsylvania, and was of German descent. Peter was the son of John Klein and Catherine Hayne. Scott’s great-grandmother Catherine “Katie” Walters was the daughter of George Walters and Elizabeth Schneider.
Scott’s paternal grandmother was Florence Gilbertson (the daughter of Oskar Vilhelm Aleksander Gulbrandsen, later William Oscar Gilbertson, and of Anna Elise Arnesen). Florence was born in Illinois, to Norwegian parents. Oskar was born in Oslo, the son of Ole Martin Gulbrandsen and Gurine Pedersdatter Halvteigen. Anna was also born in Oslo, the daughter of Gulbrand Arnesen and Anna Bergitte/Birgitte Hansen.
Sources: Genealogy of Scott Weiland (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Scott’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Scott’s paternal grandmother, Florence Gilbertson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Scott’s paternal great-grandparents, Oskar Vilhelm Aleksander Gulbrandsen and Anna Elise Arnesen – https://media.digitalarkivet.no
Scott’s paternal great-grandparents, Oskar Vilhelm Aleksander Gulbrandsen and Anna Elise (Arnesen) Gulbrandsen, on the 1900 Norwegian census – http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no
Baptismal record of Scott’s paternal great-grandfather, Oskar Vilhelm Aleksander Gulbrandsen – https://media.digitalarkivet.no
Baptismal record of Scott’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Elise Arnesen – https://media.digitalarkivet.no
Obituary of Scott’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Elise (Arnesen) Gilbertson – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com