Thursday, April 11, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 9th cousin 1x Removed Buddy Holley (1936-1959), Rock and Hall Star

 This week's famous cousin is Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (1936-1959), the famous rock and roll music singer and songwriter.

Here is the FamilySearch Family Tree Brief Life History biography:

When Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holley was born on 7 September 1936, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, his father, Lawrence Odell Holley Sr., was 34 and his mother, Ella Pauline Drake, was 34. He lived in Lubbock, Texas, United States in 1959. In 1952, his occupation is listed as american musician, singer-songwriter and record producer  in United States. He died on 3 February 1959, in Clear Lake Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States.

His Wikipedia entry is here.

The FamilySearch Family Tree indicates that I am his 9th cousin 1x removed. Here is the closest relationship path from Relative Finder:

My most recent common ancestors with cousin Buddy Holley are my 8th great-grandparents Francis Fletcher (1636-1704) and Elizabeth Wheeler (1636-1704).

Are you related to Buddy Holley?  Check out his profile on the FamilySearch Family Tree and click the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to have your profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.

This shows that you never know to whom you might be related!!!  I'm having lots of Genealogy Fun.  Click here to see all of my famous cousins.


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