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Dr. Stanley Ann DUNHAM

Female 1942 - 1995  (52 years)


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  • Name Stanley Ann DUNHAM 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 29 Nov 1942  Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Social Security No. 535-40-8522 
    Died 7 Nov 1995  Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cremated, ashes scattered Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Roberts, Gary Boyd, Ancestors of American Presidents, 2009 Ed., Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009, pp. 206-214.

      (2) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: Stanley A. Dunham
      SSN: 535-40-8522
      Last Residence: 96826 Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
      Born: 29 Nov 1942
      Died: 7 Nov 1995
      State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (1959-1960)

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      Dr Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro
      Birth: Nov. 29, 1942, USA
      Death: Nov. 7, 1995, USA

      An American anthropologist, consultant, educator and mother of Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States of America; She was born Stanley Ann Dunham in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the only child of Stanley and Madelyn Dunham. The Dunham family lived for a time in California, Oklahoma Texas and Kansas; her teen years in Mercer Island, Washington; most of her adult life in Hawaii and overseas. She was her father's namesake and was affectionately known as Ann and Ann Dunham; for a period of time she lived in Seattle, Washington. The family relocated to Mercer Island, Washington; in 1956 while she attended the Mercer Island High School and graduated in 1960, then after finishing high school, the family relocated to Hawaii where she attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After she arrived in Hawaii, She met and married her first husband an international student that was the first African to attend the University of Hawaii Barack Obama, Sr.; they married in 1961 to this union she bore one son Barack H. Obama, Jr. who would be the first African American president of the USA. Obama Sr. left Ann and their son in 1963 to attend Harvard and returned back to Kenya. While at the university, she met and married her second husband Lolo Soetoro another international student at UH and an Indonesian oil manager. They were blessed with the birth of daughter Maya Soetoro while living in Indonesia. In 1967 they moved over seas to Jakarta, Indonesia. While in Indonesia she got a job at the American Embassy teaching English. Later, she and her children moved back to Hawaii. In the late 1970's, she traveled back to Indonesia with her daughter, leaving Barack behind with her parents and divorced her husband Soetoro. She was a realist in both her personal and business endeavors and after her second devoice, she was credited to instilling in her children the celebration their cultural heritages. She traveled around the world, pursuing a career in rural development that took her to Ghana, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal and Bangladesh and worked on a developmental project in Pakistan. She earned a math degree and pursued graduate work; in 1983 she received her master's degree from the University of Hawaii in anthropology. In 1992, her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Peasant blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds," was completed and she was working on getting it published before her demise. She worked for the Ford Foundation and promoted microlending to help underprivileged people obtain small business loans. She died at 52 in Hawaii returning back to live close to her widowed mother. She was loved by many from around the world.

      Cause of death: Ovarian and Uterine Cancer

      (bio by: PauL Cofer)

      Source: NYT by Janny Scott Mar 14, 2008; Hawaii.edu by Paula Bender Jan 14, 2009; texomashomepage.com by Ann Arnold Feb 13, 2009 contributed to this record.

      Family links: Parents: Stanley Armour Dunham (1918 - 1992), Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham (1922 - 2008); Spouses: Lolo Soetoro (1935 - 1987), Barack Hussein Obama (1936 - 1982).

      Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea. Specifically: Located off of the Pacific Ocean on the south side of Oahu, Hawaii.

      Created by: 1 who lives in Christ sleeps in Christ
      Record added: Oct 03, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 30280142
    Person ID I23410  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 

    Father Stanley Armour DUNHAM,   b. 23 Mar 1918, Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1992, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Madelyn Lee PAYNE,   b. 26 Oct 1922, Peru, Chautauqua County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 2008, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 May 1940  El Dorado, Butler County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barack Hussein OBAMA, Sr,   b. 1936, Alego, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1982, Nairobi, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1961  Maui, HI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Jan 1964  Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 17:10:02 
    Family ID F10326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lolo SOETORO,   b. 2 Jan 1935, Bandung, West Java, Dutch East Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1987, Jakarta, Indonesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1967  HI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1980 
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 17:10:02 
    Family ID F10327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart