Friday, October 4, 2019

Who is Rachel Maddow television host? Family, ancestry, heritage, Jewish, Catholic, Russia, Canada, DNA?

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Rachel Anne Maddow was born in Alameda County, California April 1, 1973. Her father is Robert Bernard Maddow b. 1943 in New Jersey. Her mother is Elaine T Gosse b. 1941 in Canada. Below is a pic of Rachel Maddow from 1987 at Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, California.

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Below is Rachel Maddow from 1988 at Castro Valley High School.
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Rachel graduated from Stanford University in 1993. She graduated with honors and distinction after 3.5 years. She received her B.A in public policy and ethics in society. She wa a volunteer for serveral AIDS related programs. She was an outstanding high school volleyball player. She was chosen as a Rhodes Scholar in 1994 to attend Oxford University in England. She was also chosen to receive the equally prestigious Marshall scholarship but declined so she could take the Rhodes scholarship. (San Francisco Examiner, Dec 12, 1994).

Rachel Maddow has an older brother David Robert Maddow b. 1969 in Inglewood, California. Below is a pic from 1987 from Bishop O'Dowd High School which is an expensive private school in the San Francisco area.

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Rachel's father Robert Bernard Maddow was born May 1, 1943 in New Jersey. He attended Mission Bay High School in San Diego, California 1959 and 1960. Below is a pic from that time.

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He also attended Stanford University in 1964 as a political science major. Below is a pic from that time.

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Robert Maddow went to law school at UC Hastings College in San Francisco. He passed the California bar exam December 1967 and became a lawyer January 1968. He is currently a California lawyer working at Bold, Polisner, Maddow et al in Walnut Creek, California. Here's his profile in the site https://www.bpmnj.com/About/Robert-B-Maddow.shtml). 1972 he was appointed assistant attorney at the East Bay Municipal Utility District. He entered private practice in 1993. Here is a link to more of his biography taken from a Berkeley oral history interview from 1997.

Robert Maddow met his wife Elaine Gosse in 1965 at a party in California. Elaine had arrived in California from Newfoundland, Canada back in 1963. Elaine worked in a financial business at the time as a portfolio analyst  for Dean Witter. Her sister Barbara at the time worked as the secretary to the President of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.

http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/watersupplyrights00maddrich.pdf

Rachel Maddow's mother is Elaine T Gosse. She was born April 16, 1941 in St. John's, Torbay, Newfoundland, Canada. Elaine married Robert Maddow November 30, 1968 in San Francisco, California. She petitioned to be a US citizen in 1973 and became a citizen March 6, 1973. She was a school administrator.

Rachel Maddow's paternal grandfather was Bernard "Bernie" Maddow November 18, 1915, Brooklyn, New York to January 27, 2005, San Diego, California. Below is his obituary.

"MADDOW, BERNARD Bernie Maddow passed away peacefully on January 27, 2005, 2 weeks after celebrating his 67th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Trudy. He was born in Brooklyn, New York 89 years ago, and lived in New Jersey until 1946. After 8 years in Tucson, Arizona, the family moved to San Diego in 1954, residing first in Pacific Beach and then in Clairemont. Bernie was trained in the fine arts of clock and watch repair and manufacture, and worked most of his long and distinguished career in the esoteric field of precision instrumentation. He was a leader of the local chapter of the Instrument Society of America. His survivors include Trudy; their daughter Cheryl Dowden of Los Angeles and her daughters Lorraine Hughes and her husband John of Rialto, California and Kathleen Smith and her husband Dan of Newport News, Virginia; their son Robert and his wife Elaine of Castro Valley, California, their son David of San Francisco and daughter Rachel of West Cummington, Massachusetts and New York City; and great-grandchildren Christy and John Hughes and Jake Smith. At Bernie and Trudy's request, no services will be held. Remembrance donations should be made to your favorite personal charity. "

Rachel Maddow's paternal grandmother was Geertruide "Gertrude" "Trudy" Maria Smits. She married Bernard Maddow in New York January 13, 1938. Trudy was born September 8, 1915 in Paterson, New Jersey. She and her family were members of the North Reformed Dutch Church in Passaic, New Jersey. Trudy graduated from Clifton High School in Clifton, New Jersey around 1933. Her high school nickname was "Smitty." Her yearbook quote was "Intelligence is to genius as the whole is in proportion to it's parts."  Smitty was on the Reflector Staff June 1933. Below is a pic of Trudy, date unknown.

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Rachel Maddow's maternal grandfather was Daniel Joseph Gosse born December 5, 1894 in Torbay, Newfoundland, Canada, died November 6, 1973 in Torbay, Canada. 1917 he registered for the military in the US in Bangor, Maine. His occupation is listed as fisherman for Bay State Fishers working on the coast waters. He was single at that time stating he had to support his mother and father. He came to the US to work as an alien. 1945 in Canada he was listed as a cod fisher.

Rachel Maddow's maternal grandmother was Ann F McGrath born August 1909 in Torbay, Canada. They married about 1935. They had eight children, Sister Joan Gosse b. 1936, Austin Mark Gosse 1936-1994, Barbara Gosse b. 1938, William Daniel Gosse 1939-2014, Daniel Gosse, Anne Gosse O'Discoll b. 1943, Mary Gosse b. 1945 and Elaine Gosse.

Rachel Maddow's paternal great grandfather on the Maddow side was William Maddow July 9, 1881 Poltava, Ukraine to May 25, 1958. Below is his obituary.

William Maddow, 76, husband of Mrs. Sarah Bernhardt Maddow of 76 Cutler St.. Clifton; died Monday after a long illness. A native of Russia, he came to this country 65 years ago and had resided in the Passaic-Clifton area since. Mr. Maddow was an electrical contractor. Funeral services were conducted yesterday at 12 noon in the chapel at 66 Howe Ave., Passaic. Rabbi Max Zucker of Temple Emanuel, Passaic, officiated. Interment was in King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton. Surviving are his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Pauline) Stein of Miami, Flo.; Mrs. Murray (Alice) Goldberg of Fair Lawn; Mrs. Dunn (Dorothy) Joseph of Long Beach, N. Y., and Miss Lillian Maddow of Passaic; a son, Bernard of, San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Morris and Joseph and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Mapu/ Transcription by Mary Cummins.

William Maddow's father was Abraham/Benjamin Medwedof/Medwedow/Maddow b. 1840 from Ukriane/Russia. His mother was Anna b. 1865.

Rachel Maddow's paternal great grandmother on the Maddow side was Sarah Bernhardt b. 1888 Russia died August 7, 1966 New Jersey. Below is her obituary.

"Sarah Maddow, 77. Fair Lawn - Mrs Sarah Bernhardt Maddow. 77. of 10-15 Plymouth Drive, died yesterday at Brookwood Nursing Home, Saddle Brook. Born in Russia, she came to this country 74 years ago. She had lived in this Borough for the past 74 years and previously in Passaic. Her husband William died in 1958. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs Murray (Alice) Goldberg, with whom she resided and at whose home the mourning period will be observed: Mrs. Edward (Pauline) Stein of Miami: Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Dunn of Long Beach. N.Y.: and Mrs. Peter (Lillian) Ianuzzi of Passaic: a son Bernard of San Diego, Calif: nine grandchildren: and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be toay at 2 P. M at the George Louis Jewish Memorial Chapel, 747 Market Street. Paterson Rabbi David H. Panitz of Temple Emanuel will officiate. Burial will be in King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton. Transcription by Mary Cummins."

Sarah Bernhardt Maddow's parents were Abraham/Abraha Bernhardt from Lithuania and Hanna/Annie Leah Matuk b. 1854 in Shirvent, Lithuania.

Rachel Maddow's maternal great grandfather on the Smits side was John Smits 1881-1967 born in Holland and died in Passaic, New Jersey. Below is his obituary.

"John Smits, Was Shipping Clerk. NORTH HALEDON - John Smits. 86. former Clifton and Plainfield resident, died today in the Holland Christian Home, Graham Avenue, after a brief illness. Born in The Netherlands, Mr Smits came to the United States 49 years ago. He was a resident of the home for two years. Before retiring he was employed as a shipping clerk. His wife, the former Margaret Keyser, died in 1947. Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel at the home. The Rev. Robert Prins of the First Christian Reformed Church, Paterson, will officiate. Burial will be in Crest haven Memorial Park, Clifton. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Anna Ververs of Paterson, Mrs. Addie Miller of Plainfield, Mr Henrietta De Bell of Little Falls, Mrs. Gertrude Meadow (Maddow) of San Diego. Calif., and Mrs Marie Yuhas of Riverdale; a son, Richard Daalder of East Paterson; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. The News, Paterson, New Jersey, 28 Aug 1967, Mon • Page 31. Transcription by Mary Cummins."

John Smit's parents were Dirk Smits and Tona A Van Der Vliet from Holland.

Rachel Maddow's maternal great grandmother on the Smits side was Grietje Margaret "Maggie" Keijzer/Keyzer/Keyser born 1882 in Holland and died 1949 in Passaic, New Jersey. Below is a photo of her when she was married to her first husband John Jan Dirk Daalder 1878-1904. Maggie had four children with Daalder, Richard, John, Marie and Anna Daalder. She later had about ten more children with John Smits.

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Maggie's parents were Hendrik Jan "Henry John" Keijzer/Keyzer 1857-1934 and Maria Bakker 1858-1896.

Rachel Maddow's maternal great grandfather on the Gosse side was Thomas Joseph Gosse born March 1, 1857 in Torbay, Canada, died December 20, 1932 in Torbay, Canada. He was a cod fisherman. His father was William Goss 1823-1888 Canada. His mother was Mary Maria Codner 1832-1900 Canada.

Rachel Maddow's maternal great grandmother was Mary Hannah Cole 1864-1945 Canada. Her parents were Uriah Coe and Catherine Manning from Canada.

Rachel Maddow's maternal great grandfather on the McGrath side was Thomas J McGrath 1872 - 1947 Canada. His parents were John McGrath 1840-1907 and Mary Hanna Codner 1845-1897.

Rachel Maddow's maternal great grandmother on the McGrath side was Anne Maria Kelly 1884-1947 Canada. Her parents were James Kelly and Elizabeth King

Based on Rachel Maddow's family tree she is about 1/4 Jewish from Ukraine/Russia, 1/4 Dutch Protestant from the Netherlands and 1/2 Roman Catholic Canadian/English/Irish from Canada.

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