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Famous People related to James Wilder

Edward Winslow (1595-1655)

 

Mayflower Passenger
Edward Winslow served as the governor of the Plymouth Colony. He also signed the Mayflower Compact.

 

Relationship: 10th Great Grand Uncle

 

 

 

 

O. Henry (1862-1910)

 

American Writer
Born William Sydney Porter, O. Henry's famous endings known for their clever surprises, coined the phrase "the O. Henry ending."

 

Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed

 

 

 

 

 

John Hancock (1737-1793)

 

Massachusetts Representative
John Hancock made his signature very large on the Declaration of Independence so that King George could read it without his glasses, thus the use of his name to mean "signature."

 

Relationship: 3rd Cousin 7 times removed

 

 

 

 

J.P. Morgan (1837-1913)

 

American Banker
John Piermont Morgan I was one of the wealthiest men at the beginning of the 20th century. A financier and banker, he arranged the merger for General Electric, and his bank today is known as Morgan Stanley.

 

Relationship: 5th Cousin 4 times removed

 

 

 

 

Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

 

Massachusetts Representative
Samuel Adams helped to organize the Boston Tea Party. From the beginning he was a loud voice for independence.

 

Relationship: 4th Cousin 6 times removed

 

 

 

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 

American Author
American author, poet, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson first formulated the philosophy of Transcendentalism. His essay "Nature" expresses this philosophy. He also wrote "The Concord Hymn" and coined the phrase "the shot heard round the world."

 

Relationship: 5th Cousin 4 times removed

 

 

 

 

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes (1831-1889)

 

First Lady
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes convinced her husband, Rutherford B. Hayes, to fight in the Union army and to oppose slavery. He later became an influential part of the abolitionist cause.

 

Relationship: 6th Cousin 3 times removed

 

 

 

 

Spencer Tracy (1900-1967)

 

American Actor
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was a two-time Academy Award-winning actor. He acted in movies such as Dante's Inferno, Captains Courageous, Boys Town, and The Old Man and the Sea. Tracy's career included 74 films.

 

Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

 

 

 

 

Vina Fay Wray (1907-2004)

 

Actress
She is best remembered for her role as Ann Darrow, the blonde seductress of a gigantic, prehistoric gorilla in the classic horror/adventure film King Kong (1933).

 

Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

 

 

 

 

Philo T. Farnsworth (1906-1971)

 

Inventor of the Electronic Television
Philo Taylor Farnsworth grew up in Rigby, Idaho and tinkered with electronics for fun. His "image dissector tube" was the first prototype of the modern electronic television which showed only one straight line across the screen.

 

Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

 

 

 

 

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)

 

American Painter
Norman Rockwell is known for his illustrations on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post. His work most often portrays the idealized American lifestyle. During his lifetime he produced over 2000 original works.

 

Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

 

 

 

 

Mamie Eisenhower (1896-1979)

 

First Lady
Mamie Doud Eisenhower was the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Her popularity came from her beautiful clothes, her pride in her home and her husband, and her million dollar fudge recipe.

 

Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Temple (1928-)

 

American Actress
Shirley Temple, the most famous and popular child star of all time, began her acting career at age 3. Heidi and The Little Princess are just a few of the many popular films she starred in during the 1930's.

 

Relationship: 8th Cousin 1 times removed

 

 

 

 

Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

 

English Author
English writer Dame Agatha Christie is the world's best known crime-fiction writer in the world. She wrote the famous mysteries "Death on the Nile" and "The Mousetrap".

 

Relationship: 8th Cousin 1 times removed

 

 

 

 

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

 

American Author
John Steinbeck's writing is characterized by portrayals of working class families in California. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his most famous works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

 

Relationship: 8th Cousin 1 times removed

 

 

 

 

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

 

American Architect
Frank Lloyd Wright was an influential American architect. Pioneering the prairie style house and designing the Guggenheim Museum in New York are two of his most famous accomplishments.

 

Relationship: 7th Cousin 3 times removed

 

 

 

 

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

 

English Author
D.H. Lawrence was a prolific and controversial writer. His novels include "Women in Love" and "Sons and Lovers".

 

Relationship: 6th Cousin 5 times removed

 

 

 

 

Lillian Gish (1893-1993)

 

American Actress
Lillian Diana de Guiche, or Lillian Gish, is known as the "first lady of the silent screen" and starred in many silent films including The Birth of a Nation and The Scarlet Letter. Her career spanned over 75 years and countless television and film appearances.

 

Relationship: 7th Cousin 3 times removed

 

 

 

 

Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

 

American Actress and Comedian
Lucille Desiree Ball was the comedic star of the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy. Often called, "The Queen of Comedy," Ball has acted in Broadway productions, motion pictures, and TV shows.

 

Relationship: 8th Cousin 1 times removed

 

 

 

 

Vina Fay Wray (1907-2004)

 

Actress
She is best remembered for her role as Ann Darrow, the blonde seductress of a gigantic, prehistoric gorilla in the classic horror/adventure film King Kong (1933).

 

Relationship: 8th Cousin 1 times removed

 

 

 

 

Cary Grant (1904-1986)

 

British-born, American Actor
Archibald Alexander Leach, better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was an English film actor. With his distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, not only handsome, but also witty and charming. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

 

Relationship: 11th Cousin 3 times removed

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)

 

23rd President of the United States of America
Grandson of President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was the 23 President of the United States. During his term 6 states joined the United States and the Sherman Antitrust Act, an act which prohibited monopolies, was passed.

Relationship: 5th Cousin 1 times removed

 

 

James "Wild Bill" Hickock (1837-1876)

 

American Outlaw
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was a legendary gunfighter and law man in the American Wild West. Many characters in Western novels are fashioned after Hickok.

Relationship: 6th Cousin

 

 

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

 

American Author
John Steinbeck's writing is characterized by portrayals of working class families in California. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his most famous works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

 

 

William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

 

27th President of the United States of America
Taft, serving first as President then as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is the only president to be the head of both the Executive and Judicial branches of government. He was the first president to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

 

English Author
Jane Austin was well educated and began writing at a young age. Though she wrote with a man's alias, many of her novels, which include Pride and Prejudice and Emma, have become widely popular.

Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

 

 

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

 

40th President of the United States of America
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the oldest person to be elected president. A former actor, he was called "The Great Communicator." He helped to cut income taxes and to reduce inflation.

Relationship: 8th Cousin

 

 

Robert Boyle (1627-1691)

 

Irish Physicist
Robert Boyle is regarded today as the first modern chemist. He was also an alchemist and a physicist.

Relationship: 3rd Cousin 8 times removed

 

 

Samuel Morse (1791-1872)

 

American Inventor
Samuel Morse invented the signaling alphabet known as Morse Code to be used in his electromagnetic telegraph.

 

Relationship: 4th Cousin 2 times removed

 

Daniel Wesson (1825-1906)

 

Gun Company Owner
Daniel B. Wesson partnered with Horace Smith in Norwich, Connecticut in the early 1850's to develop the first repeating rifle, the Volcanic rifle.

Relationship: 4th Cousin 2 times removed

 

 

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

 

English Poet
Alfred, Lord Tennyson is remembered for his classical poetry. "Idylls of the King", written in 1885 is a work derived from the legend of King Arthur and is one of Tennyson's most famous pieces of writing.

Relationship: 10th Cousin 2 times removed

 

 

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

 

British-American Actress
Audrey Kathleen Ruston (Audrey Hepburn), born in Belgium, continues to be a figure of iconic beauty and classic film. Her award-winning role in "Roman Holiday" marked the beginning of her long and successful movie career. Hepburn is also well-known for her humanitarian work with UNICEF.

Relationship: 9th Cousin 6 times removed

 

 

Elizabeth Browning (1806-1861)

 

English Author and poet
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. These famous words were penned by English poet and author Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the most respected writers of the Victorian era.

Relationship: 8th Cousin 8 times removed