Birth Name: Shirley Mae Jones
Place of Birth: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 31, 1934
Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Scottish, German, Irish, remote French
Shirley Jones is an American actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Elmer Gantry (1960).
Shirley is the daughter of Marjorie Louise (Williams) and Paul Livinson Jones, the owners of the Jones Brewing Company.
Shirley was married to actor and comedian Marty Ingels, until his death. Shirley has three children, including singer, actor, and producer Shaun Cassidy and actor Patrick Cassidy, with her former husband, actor and singer Jack Cassidy.
Shirley’s paternal grandfather was William Benjamin Jones, Jr. (the son of William Benjamin Jones and Sophia Lulu Galletine/Gallatin). William was born in Pennsylvania, to a Welsh father. Sophia was the daughter of The Rev. John Warrick Gallatin.
Shirley’s paternal grandmother was Louise Jane “Lulu” Dorman (the daughter of Hugh McWilliams and Louise Dorman). Lulu was born in Illinois or Pennsylvania, to a Scottish father and an English mother.
Shirley’s maternal grandfather was Charles Harold Williams (the son of John Martin Williams and Margery Victoria Rush). Charles was born in Pennsylvania. Margery was the son of John K. Rush and Sylva Younkin.
Shirley’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Jane Smiley (the daughter of Lott/Lot Smiley and Susan/Susanna Campbell). Sarah was born in Pennsylvania. Lott was the son of James Smiley, who was Irish, and of Sarah.
Sources: Genealogy of Shirley Jones – https://www.geni.com
Shirley’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Shirley’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Shirley’s maternal grandmother, Sarah Jane Smiley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Shirley’s maternal great-grandfather, Lott/Lot Smiley, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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