Sean Parnell

Birth Name: Sean R. Parnell

Place of Birth: Hanford, Kings, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 19, 1962

Ethnicity: Norwegian (paternal grandmother), German, English, Irish

Sean Parnell is an American politician. A Republican, he was Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, from December 4, 2006 to July 26, 2009, and Governor of Alaska, from July 26, 2009 to December 1, 2014.

Sean’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Keith Parnell (the son of William Alfred Parnell and Estella/Stella Ione M. Hoyt). William was the son of Mansfield Robert Parnell and Annice/Anise/Anna/Annas Gertrude Haney. Estella was the daughter of Daniel W. Hoyt and Clara Sears.

Sean’s paternal grandmother was Thelma Omelia Dock (the daughter of Ole N. Dock and Tilda/Torbjør Jaastad/Jaasted/Jostad). Thelma was born in Washington, to Norwegian parents. Ole was born in Hallingdal. Tilda was the daughter of Osten Jaastad/Jostad/Jøstad and Brita Seljestod.

Sean’s maternal grandfather was Robert A. Liebherr (the son of George August Liebherr and Mary Alice Grimes). George was the son of Albert J. Liebherr and Mary/Minnie Buckhouse, who were born in Ohio, both of them to German parents. Sean’s great-grandmother Mary Alice was born in West Virginia, the daughter of Robert Alexander Grimes and Maria Frances Newman.

Sean’s maternal grandmother was Della E. Harshman (the daughter of Edgar Earl Harshman and Catherine Della Raab). Edgar was the son of William Adam Harshman and Lovina E. Beard. The Harshman family originates in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and the name was originally spelt as Hirschman. Catherine was born in Ohio, to a German-born father, Frederick Raab, from Hessen, and to an American-born mother, Della/Delphine Wilhelm.

Sources: Genealogy of Sean Parnell –

Sean’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Sean’s paternal grandfather, Herbert Keith Parnell, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Sean’s paternal great-grandparents, William Alfred Parnell and Estella/Stella Ione M. Hoyt –

Sean’s paternal great-grandfather, William Alfred Parnell, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Sean’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Mansfield Robert Parnell, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Sean’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Annice/Anise/Anna/Annas Gertrude Haney, on the 1860 U.S. Census –

Sean’s paternal great-grandmother, Estella/Stella Ione M. Hoyt, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Death record of Sean’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Daniel W. Hoyt –

Sean’s paternal grandmother, Thelma Omelia Dock, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death records of Sean’s paternal great-grandparents, Ole N. Dock and Tilda/Torbjør Jaastad/Jaasted/Jostad –

Sean’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Sean’s maternal grandfather, Robert A. Liebherr, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Sean’s maternal great-grandparents, George August Liebherr and Mary Alice Grimes –

Genealogy of Sean’s maternal grandmother, Della E. Harshman –

Marriage record of Sean’s maternal great-grandparents, Edgar Earl Harshman and Catherine Della Raab –

Sean’s maternal great-grandfather, Edgar Earl Harshman, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Sean’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lovina E. Beard, on the 1860 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Just got an e-mail saying that Della Harshman has been connected to her parents on You can delete the “Pending approval” bit.

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