The Beautiful Los Angeles Race

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Maureen-O-Hara-maureen-ohara-31521561-360-450According to Jimmy Rosamond, the late actress, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, is my kin. There are other actresses of Irish descent that constitutes what one historian said about Jessie Benton, he calling her the ‘Mother of the Race of Southern California’.
Liz and Jessie are in the Preston Family tree.

Garth Benton married the actress Harlee McBride. My mother and my aunt Lillian dated Errol Flynn. Rosemary almost married an actor. My grandfather, Royal Rosamond, used to camp on Anacapa with the screen writer, Dashiel Hammet.

It was in Los Angeles that I met my Muse, Rena Christiansen who is a combination of Maureen O’Hara, Gene Tierney, Vivian Leigh, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Above is a photo of Rosemary Rosamond taken when she was sixteen. She an usherette at the Westwood Theatre. Harlee has a rose in her mouth, and Christine Rosamond is posing on the couch. Marilyn Reed is the blonde.

Jon Presco

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/scotsirish/congress2-16.htm

http://www.scotsconnection.com/clan_crests/Preston.htm

Harlee McBride is an actress and the wife of actor/comedian Richard Belzer since 1985.[1] She is best known for Young Lady Chatterley (1977), an R-rated film based on the erotic classic Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and its 1985 sequel.
She has occasionally appeared in TV shows and movies, including as a medical examiner on Homicide: Life on the Street, which starred Belzer.
She and Belzer met in Los Angeles in 1981, when she was 31 and divorced,[2] with two daughters, Bree and Jessica.[3] McBride, who had been seen in Playboy magazine four years earlier as part of that year’s sex-in-cinema feature, in conjunction with Young Lady Chatterley,[4] was appearing in TV commercials for the auto maker Ford and acting in free theater, when she met Belzer at the suggestion of a friend.[2] During the 1980s, she worked as a secretary at Disneyland.[5]

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/recovery-of-elizabeth-rosemond-taylor/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/possible-kinship-to-elizabeth-rosemond-taylor/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Flynn

Samuel Dashiell Hammett (/dəˈʃiːl/; May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).

O’Hara is an anglicized phonetic rendering of the Irish translation O hEaghra, and is one of the few Irish families to have consistently kept the ‘O’ before the name.

The clan, of a distinguished origin, is descended from Eaghra (pronounced Ara), chief of Luighne (modern Leyny) in County Sligo. A scion of the family of Olioll Ollum, King of Munster, Eaghra died in 976. From the 12th to the 17th century (until the Cromwellian wars) the O hEaghras held their rank as lords of Luighne, and oversaw large tracts of land, including the baronies of Costello and Gallen in County Mayo.

Maureen O’Hara (born 17 August 1920) is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and long-time friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, ‘Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller.

O’Hara was born as Maureen FitzSimons on Beechwood Avenue in the Dublin suburb of Ranelagh.[1] She was the second oldest of the six children of Charles Stewart Parnell FitzSimons and Marguerita Lilburn FitzSimons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_O’Hara

Tierney was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Howard Sherwood Tierney and Belle Lavina Taylor. She had an elder brother, Howard Sherwood “Butch” Tierney, Jr., and a younger sister, Patricia “Pat” Tierney. Her father was a prosperous insurance broker of Irish descent, her mother a former physical education instructor.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born at Heathwood, her parents’ home at 8 Wildwood Road in Hampstead Garden Suburb,[3][4][5] a northwestern suburb of London; the younger of two children of Francis Lenn Taylor (1897–1968) and Sara Sothern (née Sara Viola Warmbrodt;[6] 1895–1994), who were Americans residing in England. Taylor’s older brother, Howard Taylor, was born in 1929.[7] Her parents were originally from Arkansas City, Kansas. Francis Taylor was an art dealer, and Sara was a former actress whose stage name was “Sara Sothern”. Sothern retired from the stage in 1926 when she married Francis in New York City. Taylor’s two first names are in honor of her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Mary (Rosemond) Taylor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Taylor

Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean and features Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor, Elsa Cardenas and Earl Holliman. Giant was the last of James Dean’s three films as a leading actor, and earned him his second and last Academy Award nomination – he was killed in a car accident before the film was released. Nick Adams was called in to do some voice-over dubbing for Dean’s role.
In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Jordan “Bick” Benedict (Rock Hudson), head of a wealthy Texas ranching family, travels to Maryland to buy War Winds, a horse he is planning to put out to stud. There he meets and courts socialite Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor), who breaks off an engagement to Sir David Karfrey (Rod Taylor) and marries Bick.
They return to Texas to start their life together on the family ranch, Reata, where Bick’s sister Luz Benedict (Mercedes McCambridge) runs the household. Luz resents Leslie’s presence and attempts to intimidate her. Jett Rink (James Dean) works for Luz and hopes to find his fortune by leaving Texas; he is also secretly in love with Leslie. When riding Leslie’s beloved horse, War Winds, Luz expresses her hostility for Leslie by cruelly digging in her spurs. Luz dies after War Winds bucks her off. In her will, Jett is bequeathed land on the Benedict ranch. Bick tries to buy back the land, but Jett refuses to sell. Jett makes the land his home and names it Little Reata. Leslie and Bick have twins, Jordan “Jordy” Benedict III (Dennis Hopper) and Judy Benedict (Fran Bennett), and later have a daughter they name Luz Benedict II (Carroll Baker).

Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967) was a British stage and film actress. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for her performances as “southern belles”: Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London’s West End. She won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway version of Tovarich (1963).

Born Vivian Mary Hartley in the campus of St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling in the then Bengal Presidency of British India, she was the only child of Ernest Hartley, an English officer in the Indian Cavalry, and his wife, Gertrude Mary Frances (née Yackjee; 1888–1972)[2] a devout Roman Catholic, believed to be of Irish and Armenian descent. Ernest and Gertrude Hartley were married in 1912 in Kensington, London.[3]

About 1350, the O hEaghras formed two divisions, the chiefs of which were called respectively O’Hara Boy (buide, tawny) and O’Hara Reagh (i.e., riabhrach, grizzled). In the Composition Book of Connacht (1585) O’Hara Boy is seated at Collooney, and O’Hara Reagh at Ballyharry (Baile ui Eaghra or Ballyhara).>/ p>

In the 14th century a branch migrated to Antrim, near Ballymena, but the O’Haras of today are chiefly found in Counties Sligo and Leitrim. A famous manuscript known as The Book of O’Hara is still in existence and contains a very full record of chiefs of the clan. It also illustrates the respect with which the native Irish held the O’Haras in the 18th century.

There are many distinguished O’Haras. Kane O’Hara (1712-1782), a native of County Sligo, wrote the popular burlesque Midas. The first bishop of Scranton was Most Rev. Wailliam O’Hara (1816-1899). Revolutionary soldier James O’Hara assisted General Anthony Wayne in winning the first major victory over the enemies of the struggling American republic in the wake of the revolution. Born in Ireland in 1752, he came to Pennsylvania via England in 1772. He enlisted as a soldier but was quickly deemed fit to command and was made a captain.

A shrewd businessman, James purchased land at a sheriff’s sale along the Allegheny River in 1794 and today that area is still known as the Township of O’Hara. Situated along the river, the township is located six miles northeast of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle. O’Hara died in Pittsburgh in 1819. In more recent times, the most famous O’Hara is this year’s Irish Person of the Year, Maureen O’Hara. Though she was born Fitzsimons, Maureen has made the name O’Hara well known the world over, thanks to her long and illustrious career in show business. Other notable show biz O’Haras include Catherine O’Hara, an actress who appeared in the movie Surviving Christmas along side Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini. Sporting O’Haras include Eamonn O’Hara, a member of the County Sligo Gaelic Football team who has been honored with an All-Star award, and on this side of the water, Shaun O’Hara is making quite an impression with the New York Giants as a defensive lineman.

O’Haras have also made a mark in the world of literature. Pennsylvania native John O’Hara authored numerous books and short stories between the 1930’s and 1960’s. His novel Butterfield Eight was made into a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, who won an Academy Award for her role. Another of his novels, From the Terrace, was also made into a movie, this time starring Paul Newman. Poet Frank O’Hara (1926-1966), also made a major contribution to American literature. He was born Francis Russell O’Hara in Baltimore, Maryland, into a family of strict Irish Catholic.. Ward W. O’Hara of Cayuga County in New York was the author of 15 books and a columnist at a newspaper. His biggest legacy is his collection of farming equipment from the 1900’s. With his wife he founded the County Museum at Emerson Park in 1975, which now holds their collection. In 1997, it was renamed the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum.

In the area of community service, Ann O’Hara has worked as an advocate for affordable housing for 25 years. She is a co-founder and Associate Director of Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc., based in Boston, which works to expand affordable housing opportunities to people, including those with disabilities. In the business world, Walter O’Hara, the managing director of investment giant Allen & Co., is well known as having made a major contribution to All Hallows Catholic High School in the Bronx. In the 1930s All Hallows students were mostly poor Irish kids, so when O’Hara, an alumnus, discovered that the school had fallen on hard times he contacted other Irish-American investment bankers who were also alumni and raised money to keep the school open. Today the school is thriving, thanks to donations of over one million dollars a year raised by O’Hara and his team, and it has just added a science lab.

And so we see that O’Haras have contributed enormously in all walks of life, but perhaps the most unforgettable O’Hara is fictional. Scarlett O’Hara, played by Vivien Leigh in the epic love story Gone With the Wind, is one of the most enduring characters of all time. Today, a popular drink commemorates the movie with a Scarlett O’Hara cocktail. Pour 2 oz. Southern Comfort over ice in an 8 oz. glass. Fill with cranberry juice. Squeeze one wedge of lime into drink. Stir and serve, and drink a toast to O’Haras everywhere.

Below, see Maureen O’Hara make her return visit to Cong in Ireland where the ‘The Quiet Man’ was filmed

According to Jimmy Rosamond, the late actress, Elizabeth Rosemond Tyalor, is my kin. Dame Elizabeth is in the Peerage. Over ten years ago Elizabeth put a short biography, along with the top photo, on the Rosamond geneaology website. Then it was gone. She may now be kin to the Stewarts, and her children may want to take the DNA test so we may gather our roses, bring them into the Rose of the World Garden.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2011

http://thepeerage.com/p33432.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosamondgenealogy/

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosamondgenealogy/wsrhis02.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosamondgenealogy/wsrhis03.htm

http://newsarch.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/OHGUERNS/2008-11/1226675696

I am looking for descendants of Philip Rosemond and Moses Morton Rosemond
who lived in Guernsey County, OH in the mid-1800s. This family descended
from a James Rosemond who lived in County Leitrim, Ireland in the early
1700s. Other members of this same family settled in Lanark, Ontario, Canada.
The southern Rosamond family is also said to be descended from this same
family, as are the Rosamond families in Australia and New Zealand. I am
trying to tie all the branches of the family together. The information on
the family in Guernsey County, OH is shown below. I’d appreciate hearing
from anyone who has any information regarding this family.

The reference for the earlier generations of this family is the booklet “The
History of the Rosemond Family” by Leland Eugene Rosemond, 1939.

Thanks.

Descendants of Moses Morton Rosemond

Generation No. 1

1. MOSES MORTON11 ROSEMOND (PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8, UNKNOWN7, JAMES
“JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE ROUGEMONT)1,2,3,4
was born Bet. 1843 – 1845 in Guernsey County, Ohio5,6. He married MARTHA E
LIKES7,8 26 Jul 1868 in Guernsey County, OH9. She was born Abt. 1847 in
Ohio.

More About MOSES ROSEMOND and MARTHA LIKES:
Marriage: 26 Jul 1868, Guernsey County, OH9

Children of MOSES ROSEMOND and MARTHA LIKES are:
2.i.ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, b. Jun 1869, Guernsey County,
Ohio; d. 1937, Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.
ii.FRANK ROSEMOND.

Notes for FRANK ROSEMOND:
Never married.

iii.JESSIE ROSEMOND.

Notes for JESSIE ROSEMOND:
Never married.

iv.MABLE ROSEMOND, m. HOWARD YOUNG.
v.W F ROSEMOND.

Generation No. 2

2. ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND (MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8,
UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE
ROUGEMONT)9,10 was born Jun 1869 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 1937 in
Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas. She married FRANCIS MARION TAYLOR
Abt. 1895, son of PETER TAYLOR and MARGARET PERIGO. He was born Abt. 1860
in California, and died 1946.

More About FRANCIS TAYLOR and ELIZABETH ROSEMOND:
Marriage: Abt. 1895

Children of ELIZABETH ROSEMOND and FRANCIS TAYLOR are:
3.i.FRANCES LYNN13 TAYLOR, b. 28 Dec 1897, Springfield, Sangamon
County, Illinois; d. 20 Nov 1968, Los Angeles County, California.
ii.JOHN TAYLOR.

Generation No. 3

3. FRANCES LYNN13 TAYLOR (ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, MOSES MORTON11,
PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8, UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4,
FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE ROUGEMONT) was born 28 Dec 1897 in Springfield,
Sangamon County, Illinois, and died 20 Nov 1968 in Los Angeles County,
California. He married SARA VIOLA WARMBRODT 23 Oct 1926, daughter of SAMUEL
WARMBRODT and ELIZABETH WILSON. She was born 21 Aug 1896 in Arkansas City,
Cowley, Kansas, and died 11 Sep 1994 in Palm Springs, Riverside County,
California.

More About FRANCES TAYLOR and SARA WARMBRODT:
Marriage: 23 Oct 1926

Child of FRANCES TAYLOR and SARA WARMBRODT is:
4.i.ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR, b. 27 Feb 1932, London, London
County, England.

Generation No. 4

4. ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR (FRANCES LYNN13, ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND,
MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8, UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS
ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE ROUGEMONT) was born 27 Feb 1932 in
London, London County, England. She married (1) RICHARD BURTON. He was
born 10 Nov 1925 in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, UK. She married (2) JOHN WILLIAM
WARNER. She married (3) LAWRENCE LEE FORTENSKY. She married (4) CONRAD
NICHOLSON HILTON 06 May 1950. He was born 06 Jul 1926 in Dallas, Dallas
County, TX, and died 05 Feb 1969 in Los Angeles County, California. She
married (5) MICHAEL WILDING 21 Feb 1952. He was born 23 Jul 1912 in
Westcliffe on Sea, Essex County, England, and died 08 Jul 1979 in London,
London County, England. She married (6) MIKE TODD 02 Feb 1957. He was born
22 Jun 1907 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and died 23 Mar 1958 in Grants,
Cibola County, New Mexico. She married (7) EDDIE FISHER 12 May 1959. He
was born 10 Aug 1928 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

More About CONRAD HILTON and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Divorce: 01 Feb 1951
Marriage: 06 May 1950

More About MICHAEL WILDING and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Divorce: 30 Jan 1957
Marriage: 21 Feb 1952

More About MIKE TODD and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Marriage: 02 Feb 1957

More About EDDIE FISHER and ELIZABETH TAYLOR:
Divorce: 06 Mar 1964
Marriage: 12 May 1959

Child of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and RICHARD BURTON is:
i.MARIA15 BURTON.

Children of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and MICHAEL WILDING are:
ii.MICHAEL HOWARD15 WILDING.
5.iii.CHRISTOPHER WILDING.

Child of ELIZABETH TAYLOR and MIKE TODD is:
6.iv.ELIZABETH FRANCES15 TODD.

Generation No. 5

5. CHRISTOPHER15 WILDING (ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR, FRANCES LYNN13,
ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8,
UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE
ROUGEMONT) He married AILEEN GETTY.

Children of CHRISTOPHER WILDING and AILEEN GETTY are:
i.CALEB16 WILDING.
ii.ANDREW WILDING.

6. ELIZABETH FRANCES15 TODD (ELIZABETH ROSEMOND14 TAYLOR, FRANCES LYNN13,
ELIZABETH MARY12 ROSEMOND, MOSES MORTON11, PHILIP10, WILLIAM9, JAMES8,
UNKNOWN7, JAMES “JACOB?”6, HANS ULRICH5, HANS4, FRED3, HANS2, ERHART1 DE
ROUGEMONT) She married HAROLD HAP TIVEY.

Children of ELIZABETH TODD and HAROLD TIVEY are:
i.QUINN16 TIVEY.
ii.RHYS TIVEY.

Endnotes
1. Household of Philip Rosemond; 1850 US Federal Census; Guernsey County,
Ohio, Fairview; Roll: M432_684; Page: 240; Image: 235.
2. Household of Philip Rosemond; 1860 US Federal Census; Guernsey County,
Ohio, Oxford; Roll: M653_969; Page: 10; Image: 20.
3. Celebrity Trees, Family Tree of Elizabeth Taylor; Genealogy.com;

http://www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/elizabeth-taylor/d0/i0000044.htm#i44.

4. Household of Moses Rosemond; 1870 US Federal Census; Guernsey County,
Ohio, Oxford; Roll: M593_1206; Page: 545; Image: 370, Digital image.
Ancestry.com online database.
5. Household of Philip Rosemond; 1850 US Federal Census; Guernsey County,
Ohio, Fairview; Roll: M432_684; Page: 240; Image: 235.
6. Household of Philip Rosemond; 1860 US Federal Census; Guernsey County,
Ohio, Oxford; Roll: M653_969; Page: 10; Image: 20.
7. Celebrity Trees, Family Tree of Elizabeth Taylor; Genealogy.com;

http://www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/elizabeth-taylor/d0/i0000044.htm#i44.

8. Household of Moses Rosemond; 1870 US Federal Census; Guernsey County,
Ohio, Oxford; Roll: M593_1206; Page: 545; Image: 370.
9. Celebrity Trees, Family Tree of Elizabeth Taylor; Genealogy.com;

http://www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/elizabeth-taylor/d0/i0000044.htm#i44.

10. Household of Moses Rosemond; 1870 US Federal Census; Guernsey County,
Ohio, Oxford; Roll: M593_1206; Page: 545; Image: 370

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