Wally Kurth

LOS ANGELES – SEP 28: Kurth arrives at “Celebrating 45 Years of Days of Our Lives” at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on September 28, 2010 in No. Hollywood, CA kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Wallace Berkeley Kurth

Place of Birth: Billings, Montana, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 31, 1958

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, distant Dutch, French, and Walloon Belgian

Wally Kurth is an American actor. He is known for his roles on the soap operas Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, and in the film More Beautiful for Having Been Broken.

He is married to Debra Yuhasz. He has a daughter from a former relationship; a daughter with his former wife, actress Rena Sofer; and a son with Debra.

Wally’s paternal grandfather was Sidney Charles Kurth (the son of Samuel “Sam” Kurth and Mary Marking). Sidney was born in Wisconsin. Samuel was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Switzerland, Niklaus Kurth and Mary Ann Ulrich, who was from Küssnacht. Wally’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Germany, Theodore Marking and Mary Winters/Wientjes.

Wally’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Fern Pearce (the daughter of James Elmer Pearce and Carrie India Harris). Virginia was born in Missouri. James was born in Missouri, the son of James Pearce and Emily Elizabeth Caldwell. Carrie was born in Illinois, the daughter of Josiah Monroe Harris and Elizabeth L. Shannon.

Wally’s maternal grandfather was Robert Berkeley Fraser (the son of George Berkeley/Berkley Fraser and Susan Delcina Baty). Robert was born in Illinois. George was born in Vermont, the son of Daniel Fraser and Delcina Jackson Williamson. Susan was born in Illinois, the daughter of Josiah Baty and Sarah A. Lockwood.

Wally’s maternal grandmother was Rosabel/Rosabelle Victoria Walter/Walters (the daughter of John Henry Walter and Marie Antoinette “Nettie” Wickersham). Rosabel was born in Iowa. John was born in Illinois, to parents from France, Andre “Andrew” Walter and Magdalena Herscher/Hersher, who likely were Alsatian Germans. Marie was born in Illinois, the daughter of William Hawkins Wickersham and Margaret Green Eubank.

Sources: Genealogy of Wally Kurth – http://geni.com

Obituary of Wally’s father – http://findagrave.com

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