Madelyn Dunham

Born Oct 26, 1922

Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham was the American maternal grandmother of Barack Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States of America. She and her husband Stanley Armour Dunham raised Obama from age ten in their Honolulu, Hawaii apartment, where on November 2, 2008, she died two days before her grandson was elected President.… Read More

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1922 Birth Born on October 26, 1922.


1940 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Madelyn was an honor roll student and one of the best students at Augusta High School, where she graduated in 1940. … Read More
1942 19 Years Old Madelyn gave birth to their only child, a daughter named Stanley Ann, who was later known as Ann, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on November 29, 1942. … Read More


1977 54 Years Old …  When she returned to Indonesia in 1977 for her Masters' fieldwork, Obama stayed in the United States with his grandparents. … Read More


1986 63 Years Old She retired from the Bank of Hawaii in 1986. … Read More
…  In 2008, she underwent both corneal transplant and hip replacement surgeries. Madelyn Dunham was generally not seen in the 2008 presidential campaign. … Read More
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