Susan Anton

Birth Name: Susan Ellen Anton

Place of Birth: Oak Glen, San Bernardino, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 12, 1950

Ethnicity: English, one eighth Swedish, German, possibly Hungarian, more distant Welsh, Irish, and Scottish, remote Dutch

Susan Anton is an American actress, model, and singer. She was Miss California 1969, and 2nd runner-up Miss America. She has appeared in the films Goldengirl, Spring Fever, and Cannonball Run II, and on the show Baywatch.

Susan is the daughter of Lulu and Wallace Anton. She is married to actor Jeff Lester.

Susan’s paternal grandfather was named Peter Lawrence Anton (the son of Victor Anton and Schmonia). Peter was born in Hungary.

Susan’s paternal grandmother was Ferne Mildred Johnson (the daughter of Olaf Roscoe Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Brooks). Ferne was born in Kansas. Olaf was a Swedish emigrant, the son of Lone and Elna Johnson. Mary was the daughter of Phillip Brooks, whose mother was of German descent, and of Mary C. Hudelston.

Susan’s maternal grandfather was Clarence Joseph “Blackie” Wilshire (the son of Joseph Edes Wilshire and Melissa Agnes Meek). Blackie was born in Redlands, California. Joseph was the son of George Tolly Wilshire, who was an English emigrant, from Worcester, and of Susan T. Edes, who was born in Boston. Melissa was the daughter of Francis Marion Meek and Salina A. Haught, who both had deep roots in the U.S.

Susan’s maternal grandmother was Edna Adalissa Huckaby (the daughter of George Allen Huckaby and Mamie May Barker). Edna was born in San Bernardino, California, and had deep roots in the U.S. George was the son David Huckaby and Elmina Adalissa Miller. Mamie was the daughter of Edmund D. Barker and Augusta Harris.

Sources: Genealogy of Susan Anton –

Susan’s paternal grandfather, Peter Lawrence Anton, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

8 Responses

  1. Erik1714 says:

    I just found that Peter Lawrence Anton’s parents were Victor Anton and Schmonia, both born in Hungary, just like Peter:

    But still, their ethnicities remain uncertain, The surname Anton is most frequently found in Romania, even though it can be of German orgin:

  2. Erik1714 says:

    I put “possibly other” because we don’t know yet the ancestry of Susan’s father Peter Anton, and he represents a 25% of her ancestry, that’s quite a lot…

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