Disney family

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This page describes the family of Elias Charles Disney (son of Kepple Disney and Mary Richardson Disney), the father of Walter Elias "Walt" Disney.

The family name, originally d'Isigny ("from Isigny"), is of Norman French derivation, coming from the town of Isigny-sur-Mer. The Disneys, among others, descended from Normans who settled in England around the 11th century.[1]

1800s[edit]

  • Thomas Disney (1850)
  • Edward Disney I (1853)
  • John Disney (1856)
  • Bertha Disney (1860)
  • Robert Samuel Disney, Sr. (1861)
  • Annie Disney (1864)
  • Edward Disney II (1867)
  • Kepple Disney, Jr. (1874)
  • Lizzie Disney (1874)
  • Addie Disney (1876)
  • William Disney (1878)
  • Raymond Disney I (1890)
  • Herbert Disney I (1881)


Parentage[edit]

Parents of Elias Charles Disney[edit]

  • Kepple Elias Disney (November 2, 1832 – May 1891)
  • Mary Richardson Disney (March 30, 1838 – March 10, 1909)

Parents of Flora Call Disney[edit]

  • Charles Call (March 22, 1823 – January 6, 1890)
  • Henrietta Gross Call (July 23, 1837 – February 21, 1910)

First Generation[edit]

More First Generation[edit]

  • Charlotte Anne Hussey
  • Frances Best
  • James Harris
  • Maria Swan
  • Mary Kepple
  • Robert Samuel Disney, Sr.

Second Generation (Children of Elias Charles Disney and Flora Call Disney)[edit]

  • Herbert Arthur Disney (December 8, 1888 – January 29, 1961) (72)
    • Herbert married Louise R. Rast. They had one daughter.
  • Raymond Arnold Disney (December 30, 1890 – May 24, 1989) (98)
    • Raymond married Alvah Meredith Fisher (later Meredith A. Disney), and they had one son.
  • Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971) (78)
    • Roy O. married Edna Francis in April 1925 and they had one son.
  • Walter Elias Disney (Walt Disney) (December 5, 1901; 12:35 AM – December 15, 1966; 9:30 AM) (65)
  • Ruth Flora Disney Beecher (December 6, 1903 – April 7, 1995) (91)
    • Ruth married Theodore Charles Beecher, and they had one son.

More Second Generation[edit]

  • Hennah Disney Allison
  • Lynell Saunders Disney(wife of Robert Samuel Disney, Jr.)
  • James Disney
  • Kenneth Gandy
  • Robert Samuel Disney, Jr.

Third Generation (Children of Herbert Arthur Disney, Raymond Arnold Disney, Roy O. Disney, Walter Elias "Walt" Disney and Ruth Flora Disney Beecher)[edit]

Children of Herbert Arthur Disney[edit]

  • Dorothy Disney Puder (July 1, 1915 - September 28, 2007) (92)
    • Dorothy married Glenn Darrell Puder on June 10, 1937 and they had two sons and one daughter. (David, Paul and Linda[2])

Children of Raymond Arnold Disney[edit]

  • Charles Elias Disney (b. 1940)
    • Charles married Mary Elizabeth O'Brien (December 25, 1940 - August 5, 1972) (31) and they had one son, Charles Roy "Charlie" Disney (April 6, 1969 - August 15, 1972) (3)

Children of Roy O. Disney[edit]

  • Roy Edward Disney (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) (79)
    • Roy E. married Patricia Ann Dailey in 1955; they had two sons and two daughters. (Tim, Roy, Abigail and Susan)

Children of Walter Elias "Walt" Disney[edit]

  • Diane Disney Miller (December 18, 1933 – November 19, 2013) (79)
  • Sharon Mae Disney (adopted) (December 31, 1936 – February 16, 1993) (56)
    • Sharon married Robert Brown and adopted one daughter.
    • Sharon then later remarried to Bill Lund and had twins, a son and a daughter.

Children of Ruth Flora Disney Beecher[edit]

  • Theodore Warren Beecher (June 10, 1940 - April 7, 2009) (68)
    • Theodore married Carolyn Faye Boggs in 1964. They had two sons and one daughter. (Daniel, William and Pamela)

More Third Generation[edit]

  • Daniel H. Disney (1956)
  • Janet Diane Disney
  • Robert Samuel Disney III (1948)
  • Teri Disney Borges
  • Steven Allen Disney
  • Lori Ann Disney Lutz

Fourth Generation (Children of Roy E. Disney, Diane M. Disney, and Sharon M. Disney)[edit]

Children of Diane Marie Disney[edit]

  • Christopher Disney Miller (b. December 10, 1954)
  • Joanna Sharon Miller Runeare (b. April 4, 1956)
  • Tamara D. Miller Scheer (b. July 3, 1957)
  • Jennifer L Miller Goff (b. May 8, 1960)
  • Walter Elias Disney Miller (b. November 14, 1961)
  • Ronald William Miller, Jr. (b. October 9, 1963)
  • Patrick D. Miller (b. November 19, 1967)

Children of Sharon Mae Disney[edit]

  • Victoria Disney (1966–2002)
  • Brad Lund (b. June 5, 1970)
  • Michelle Lund (b. June 5, 1970)

More Fourth Generation[edit]

  • Gloria Gonzales Disney-Isaac (1970)


Other Disney Family Members[edit]

Relatives active in media/entertainment[edit]

  • Anthea Disney - former executive with TV Guide and News Corporation, is a relative of Walt Disney
  • Charles Elias Disney - executive with LodeStar Pictures, is a nephew (son of Raymond A. Disney and Meredith A. Disney) of Walt Disney
  • Daniel H. Disney - executive with LodeStar Pictures, is a nephew of Walt Disney
  • Derrick Disney - professional surfer/model, is a relative of Walt Disney
  • Island Colin Thomas - musician/record producer, is a first cousin-twice removed of Walt Disney
  • Melissa Disney - singer/voice actress, is a distant relative of Walt Disney
  • Meredith A. Disney - founder/president of LodeStar Pictures, is a sister-in-law (married Raymond A. Disney) of Walt Disney
  • Colin Hanks - actor, Tom Hanks' son and Jim Hanks' nephew, is a distant cousin of Walt
  • Jim Hanks - actor, Tom Hanks' brother, is a distant cousin of Walt
  • Tom Hanks - actor, is a distant cousin of Walt; he also portrayed Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks.

Other Relatives[edit]

  • Jean-Christophe d'Isigny - early ancestor
  • Christina Disney of Colorado Springs
  • Gloria Gonzales Disney-Isaac - Florida Realtor, is the daughter of Janet Diane Disney, granddaughter of Robert S. Disney, Sr. (Uncle who lent money to Walt Disney for business)
  • Howard Disney - Principal of Stratton Elementary School in Colorado Springs
  • James Robert Disney of Colorado Springs
  • Makela E. Disney - school teacher in California
  • Robert Disney of Colorado Springs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney Family Crest and Name History." Disney Name History, Name Meaning and Family Crest. Swyrich Corporation, n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
  2. ^ http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/obituaries/dorothy-puder/article_18b7fce4-7426-56eb-9836-baec87e31fe1.html

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