Stone Gossard

Grossard in 2006, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Stone Carpenter Gossard

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

Date of Birth: July 20, 1966

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch

Stone Gossard is an American musician. He serves as the rhythm and additional lead guitarist for rock band Pearl Jam. Other members of Pearl Jam include or have included Dave Abruzzese, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Krusen, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder.

Stone is the son of Mary and David Gossard.

Stone’s paternal grandfather was David William Gossard (the son of Clinton Elliott/Ernest Gossard and Mary Minerva “Minnie” Hageman). Stone’s grandfather David was born in Nebraska. Clinton was the son of David Gossard and Mary Catherine Elliott. Stone’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of William Miller Hageman and Sarah Ann Elizabeth Jontz/Johns.

Stone’s paternal grandmother was Sara Evelyn “Sue” Smith (the daughter of Franklin P. “Frank” Smith and Emma Steinhilber). Sara was born in Montana. Emma’s parents were German immigrants.

Stone’s maternal grandfather was Edward Richard Carpenter (the son of Milton Plummer Carpenter and Margaret Jane McDermott). Edward was born in California. Milton was mayor of Dixon, California, and was the son of Milton Carpenter and Rhoda/Rhonda Caroline “Carrie” McCracken. Margaret was the daughter of Andrew McDermott, who was Irish, and of Lucy Brayden/Braden/Brady, who was from New Brunswick, Canada.

Stone’s maternal grandmother was named Leah Shively/Norris. Leah was born in Wyoming.

Sources: Stone’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Stone’s paternal grandparents, David William Gossard and Sara Evelyn “Sue” Smith –

Genealogy of Stone’s paternal great-grandparents, Clinton Elliott/Ernest Gossard and Mary Minerva “Minnie” Hageman –

Genealogy of Stone’s paternal great-great-grandfather, David Gossard (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of the Gossard family –

Genealogy of Stone Gossard (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Stone’s maternal grandfather, Edward Richard Carpenter –

3 Responses

  1. drzaius21 says:

    Wouldn’t he be nearly half German purely on his paternal side?

  2. andrew says:

    his paternal great-grandfather was Clinton Elliott Gossard, according to

    genealogy of his paternal great-great-grandfather –

    “Hageman” is usually Dutch

    maternal grandfather –

    his maternal grandmother has the alternate name of Leah A. Norris according to

    also “McCracken” family is described as “Ulster-Scots”

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