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Biography

Doria Ragland was born September 1956 in Los Angeles, California, United States to Alvin Azell Ragland (1929-2011) and Jeanette Arnold (1929-2000) . She married Thomas Wayne Markle (1944) 1979 . Ancestors are from the United States.


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Ragland Family - circa 1989

Rachel Meghan Markle in describing her parents, she has said, "My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American ... I have come to embrace [this and] say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman." Her mother, Doria Ragland, has a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California, lives in View Park-Windsor Hills, and works as a psychotherapist and yoga instructor.




Children


Offspring of Doria Ragland and Thomas Wayne Markle (1944)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rachel Meghan Markle (1981) 4 August 1981 Los Angeles, California, United States Trevor Engelson (1976-)

Siblings


Offspring of Alvin Ragland and Jeanette Arnold (1929-2000)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Doria Loyce Ragland (1956) September 1956 Los Angeles, California, United States Thomas Wayne Markle (1944)

Offspring of Alvin Ragland and Ava Burrow (1954)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alvin Joffrey Ragland (1983)

References



Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • She was his second wife. They divorced in 1987.



Contributors

  Robin Patterson, MainTour

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