Tom Scholz

Birth Name: Donald Thomas Scholz

Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 10, 1947

Ethnicity: English, German, Hungarian, Irish, Scottish

Tom Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist. He is the founder, main songwriter, primary guitarist, and keyboardist of rock band Boston. He is its only original remaining member. Brad Delp was also a member of the band.

He is the son of Olive and Don Scholz. He is married to Kim Hart. He has a son with his former wife Cynthia Hartford.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Louis Scholz (the son of Paul B. Scholz and Ida E. Klein).

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Leara McKay (the daughter of Samuel W. McKay and Mary O’Leary). Paul was Hungarian. Ida’s father was German.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was William Leon Jones (the son of William M. Jones and Sarah J. Becker). William was born in Ohio.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Verna/Vera Besyl Robson (the daughter of Douglas McGary Robson and Elmina/Elmira “Ella” Coons/Coonse). Verna was born in Michigan.

Sources: Marriage record of Tom’s maternal grandparents, William Leon Jones and Verna Besyl Robson –

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