Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham Grave
Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Wichita, Kansas is the final resting place for Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham, great grandfather of President Barack Obama. Ralph was born in Argonia, Kansas on December 25, 1894 and married Ruth Lucille Armour on October 3, 1915, when Ruth was only 15 years old. Ruth and Ralph had 2 children together, including Stanley Armour Dunham, who was born on August 29, 1916 and married Madelyn Lee "Toot" Payne. Madelyn and Stanley had one child, Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham, who married Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. The Obamas had one child, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., who became the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009.
Ruth took her own life in Topeka in 1926 and she is buried in El Dorado, Kansas.
Ralph remarried and is buried with his second wife, Martha Mae Stonehouse, in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Resthaven Cemetery. Their graves are in plot 3C. To locate them go to the Garden of the Good Shepherd (across from the pool near the main entrance to the cemetery). From the southwest corner, his grave is in the second row east and 5 rows north.
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