CELEBRITY GENEALOGY

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Melissa McCarthy’s Roots

Melissa McCarthy in 2018 and her great-grandmother Sarah
1936 Social Security application for Michael McCarthy showing his father as Carty. Source: Social Security Administration.
Declaration of Intention to become a U.S. citizen for Michael Carty completed in 1923 when he was still using the original version of his name. Source: Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court
1860s marriage of great-great-grandparents and baptism of great-grandfather, County Longford, Ireland, illustrating the original name of Carty. Source: National Library of Ireland.
Coroner’s inquest for Peter Dagenhart, source: Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Census for Dagenhart family taken on April 25, 1910. Source: Ancestry.com
Photos from the passport application of McCarthy’s great-grandmother and her daughters from the book seen here. The little girl on the right in the photo on the left is her grandmother. Source: National Archives and Records Administration

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