Elton John

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Elton John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight is a English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.
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Elton John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947, is a English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.
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This page writen and copyright 2007, by Will Johnson, Professional Genealogist.  If you can help fill-in more of Elton's ancestry, email me at [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com].
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==Elton John==
 
==Elton John==
Elton John was born [[Mar 25]], 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England; near London, to Stanley Dwight and his wife Sheila Eileen Harris.  Stanley was a Royal Air Force officer.  They divorced in 1961, Stanley remarried four months later and had four more children.
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Elton John was born 25 Mar 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England; near London, to Stanley Dwight and his wife Sheila Eileen Harris.  Stanley was a Royal Air Force officer.  They divorced in 1961, Stanley remarried four months later and had four more children including Geoffrey Dwight.
  
Meanwhile Sheila also remarried to Fred Farebrother.  When Elton John wed his Canadian-born boyfriend David Furnish on [[Dec 21]], 2005, (son of Mr Furnish and his wife Gladys) in what was billed as the "first celebrity gay union in the U.K." both Sheila and Fred were invited.
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Meanwhile Sheila also remarried to Fred Farebrother.  When Elton John wed his Canadian-born boyfriend David Furnish on 12 Dec 2005, (son of Mr Furnish and his wife Gladys) in what was billed as the "first celebrity gay union in the U.K." both Sheila and Fred were invited.
  
 
===Secondary sources===
 
===Secondary sources===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John "Elton John"] on Wikipedia
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John "Elton John"] on Wikipedia
*[http://www.breakingnews.ie/archives/?c=ENTERTAINMENT&jp=cwmhqlkfcwmh&d=2005-12-29 Elton's 'marriage certificate' revealed] Dec 29,2005 on Breaking News naming David's mother as "Gladys"
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*[http://www.breakingnews.ie/archives/?c=ENTERTAINMENT&jp=cwmhqlkfcwmh&d=2005-12-29 Elton's 'marriage certificate' revealed] 29 Dec 2005 on Breaking News naming David's mother as "Gladys"
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=RBN6mKz83kgC&pg=PA127&lpg=PA127&dq=%22sheila+farebrother%22&source=web&ots=5QJc2ypb2K&sig=ygxeVWGLGeO6rkCJyWu1tyw1yz0#PPA140,M1 "His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John], by Elizabeth J Rosenthal, 2001; page 140 stating this his parents had divorced in 1961.
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=RBN6mKz83kgC&pg=PA127&lpg=PA127&dq=%22sheila+farebrother%22&source=web&ots=5QJc2ypb2K&sig=ygxeVWGLGeO6rkCJyWu1tyw1yz0#PPA140,M1 "His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John], by Elizabeth J Rosenthal, Billboard Books, New York (2001) 538 pages. Page 140 stating this his parents had divorced in 1961.
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*[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4161/is_19970622/ai_n14463281 "Body found at Elton John's brother's home Sunday morning"]
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*[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-62977935.html "It's Sir Elton's huff-brother"]
  
 
==Stanley Dwight==
 
==Stanley Dwight==
Stanley Dwight was born [[Jan 24]], 1925.
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Stanley Dwight was born 24 Jan 1925.
  
He married Sheila Harris sometime before 1943.  They divorced 15 years later.  Both remarried.
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He married Sheila Harris sometime before 1947, as their only child was born in that year.  They divorced 14 or 15 years later, sources differ on this point.  Both remarried. Stanley and his new wife having four more children.  Stanley was a Squadron Leader in the (British) Royal Air Force.
  
He died Dec 1991 "in his home" at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England "age 66".
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He died Dec 1991 "in his home" at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England "age 66".  One source reports that on his deathbed, Stanley had requested to see Elton, who refused.
  
 
===Primary documents===
 
===Primary documents===
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1025&iid=BT_900268_BOX37_1961_APR_015-00779&fn=S&ln=Dwight&st=r&ssrc=&pid=55840213 British Phone Books, 1880-1984], 1961, Outer London: Essex / Hertfordshire and North Middlesex / West Middlesex; (Section 17), page 7169 showing in 1961 the telephone listing : "Dwight Sqn. -Ldr. S, 111 Potter St, Northwd 23807"
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=ONSDeath93%2c&rank=0&tips=0&=%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c&gsfn=stanley&gsln=dwight&sx=&gs1co=3251%2cEngland&gs1pl=1%2cAll+Counties&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&srchb=r&fh=1&recid=3368099&recoff=1+2 England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2005"] at ancestry.com showing : "Stanley Dwight, born 24 Jan 1925, died Dec 1991, Birkenhead, Cheshire; age 66"
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=ONSDeath93%2c&rank=0&tips=0&=%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c&gsfn=stanley&gsln=dwight&sx=&gs1co=3251%2cEngland&gs1pl=1%2cAll+Counties&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&srchb=r&fh=1&recid=3368099&recoff=1+2 England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2005"] at ancestry.com showing : "Stanley Dwight, born 24 Jan 1925, died Dec 1991, Birkenhead, Cheshire; age 66"
  
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===Secondary sources===
 
===Secondary sources===
 
*[http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ingramrelated&id=I078524 "Stanley Dwight"] by tingram@inficad.com, on Ancestry World Tree showing : "Stanley Dwight born 24 Jan 1925, died Dec 1991 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, married first Sheila Eileen Harris 1945 in Pinner, London, Middlesex, England"
 
*[http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ingramrelated&id=I078524 "Stanley Dwight"] by tingram@inficad.com, on Ancestry World Tree showing : "Stanley Dwight born 24 Jan 1925, died Dec 1991 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, married first Sheila Eileen Harris 1945 in Pinner, London, Middlesex, England"
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=RBN6mKz83kgC&pg=PA127&lpg=PA127&dq=%22sheila+farebrother%22&source=web&ots=5QJc2ypb2K&sig=ygxeVWGLGeO6rkCJyWu1tyw1yz0#PPA4,M1] : "...the future Elton John, credited his material grandmother Ivy...."
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=RBN6mKz83kgC&pg=PA127&lpg=PA127&dq=%22sheila+farebrother%22&source=web&ots=5QJc2ypb2K&sig=ygxeVWGLGeO6rkCJyWu1tyw1yz0#PPA4,M1 "His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John], by Elizabeth J Rosenthal, Billboard Books, New York (2001) 538 pages. Page 4: "...the future Elton John, credited his material grandmother Ivy...."
 
*[http://www.eltonjohn.dk/ukbiografi.html "Biografi"] at Elton John dot dk stating that Elton's grandmother was named Ivy Sewell and showing a picture of his childhood home.
 
*[http://www.eltonjohn.dk/ukbiografi.html "Biografi"] at Elton John dot dk stating that Elton's grandmother was named Ivy Sewell and showing a picture of his childhood home.
 
*[http://www.breakingnews.ie/archives/?c=ENTERTAINMENT&jp=cwmhqlkfcwmh&d=2005-12-29 Elton's 'marriage certificate' revealed] Dec 29,2005 on Breaking News naming Elton's mother a witness to his marriage to David Furnish in 2005.
 
*[http://www.breakingnews.ie/archives/?c=ENTERTAINMENT&jp=cwmhqlkfcwmh&d=2005-12-29 Elton's 'marriage certificate' revealed] Dec 29,2005 on Breaking News naming Elton's mother a witness to his marriage to David Furnish in 2005.
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*[http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-61313212.html "The day Elton's mother cried..."], ''The Mirror'', 6 Jul 1996 stating that Sheila is [at that time] 65.
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==Mr Dwight==
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==Mrs Dwight==
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==Mr Harris==
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==Ivy Unknown==
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At her death March 1995 she was known as "Ivy Sewell".
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===Primary documents===
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&tips=0&gsfn=Ivy&gsln=Sewell&sx=&f6=&f7=&f12=&f13=1995&f3=&f4=&rg_f5__date=&rs_f5__date=0&gskw=&prox=1&db=onsdeath93&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=1&recid=10194274&recoff=1+2+16 England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2005] stating : "Ivy Sewell, born 31 Dec 1899, died Mar 1995, age 95, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire County [, England]"
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===Secondary sources===
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=RBN6mKz83kgC&pg=PA407&lpg=PA407&dq=%22elton+john%22+ivy+grandmother&source=web&ots=5QJc2yu9bG&sig=725fvPGxSNI0AROnNm2ESZOg-TI "His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John], by Elizabeth J Rosenthal, Billboard Books, New York (2001) 538 pages. Page 407]: stating such bits as : "...she died at home....during the third week of March [1995]....'I'd like to dedicate this award to my grandmother, Ivy Sewell.  She died last week'...."
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