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Ancestry of Barack Obama - Fifth Generation


Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandparents):

24. Jacob William DUNHAM was born 7 February 1863 in Kempton, Tipton County, Indiana, and died 13 August 1936 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

25. Mary Ann KEARNEY was born 19 September 1869 in Tipton County, Indiana and died 13 August 1936 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Jacob DUNHAM and Mary Ann KEARNEY married on 1 March 1890 in Kansas. They appear together in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 Federal Census in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Jacob & Mary Ann had the following children:

    i. Hattie DUNHAM born 2 Dec 1890 and died 10 June 1951. (spouse Lewis HERRINGTON)

    ii. Mabel Cleo DUNHAM born 11 Feb 1891 and died April 1977 (spouse Hugh WHITNEY)

    iii. Frank Virgil DUNHAM b. 22 May 1892 and died June 1971 (spouse Pearl)

    12. iv. Ralph Emerson DUNHAM

    v. Christobel Beatrice DUNHAM born about 1896

    vi. Pearl Marie DUNHAM born about 1897 (spouse Harry MANN)

    vii. Earl Dewey DUNHAM born 22 Feb 1899 and died Jan 1980 (spouse Violet)

26. Harry Ellington ARMOUR was born 10 Jan 1874 in Illinois.

27. Gabriella CLARK was born about June 1877 in Missouri and died 15 July 1966 in Kansas.

Harry ARMOUR and Gabriella CLARK were married about 1899. They appear in the 1910 and 1920 Federal Census of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas and in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas for the 1930 census. They can also be found in the 1915 Kansas state census in Wichita. Harry and Gabriella had the following children:

    13 i. Ruth Lucille ARMOUR

    ii. Doris Evelyn ARMOUR born 18 Jan 1906 and died 15 Jan 1989 (spouse Balcom).

Ralph DUNHAM and Ruth ARMOUR were married on 3 October 1915 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas and had the following children:
    i. Ralph E. DUNHAM, Jr. born about 1917.
    6. ii. Stanley Armour DUNHAM

The family is found living with Ruth's parents in the 1920 federal census of Sedgwick County, Kansas. In 1930, following the death of their mother Ruth, Ralph Jr. and Stanley are living with their maternal grandparents in Butler County, Kansas, while their father, Ralph Sr. was enumerated with his parents in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

28. Charles T. PAYNE was born about June 1861 in Missouri and died sometime after the 1930 census where he is enumerated with his eldest daughter Lillie in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

29. Della WOLFLEY was born about May 1863 in Ohio. Her family moved to Kansas just a few years later where she lived out the rest of her life. Della died sometime between 1900 and 1910. Her husband is enumerated as a widow by the time of the 1910 Federal Census in Aubry, Johnson County, Kansas.

Charles PAYNE and Della WOLFLEY married 14 January 1889 in Johnson County, Kansas and had the following children:

    i. Lillie PAYNE born about Dec 1889

    14 ii. Rolla Charles PAYNE

    iii. Estelle M. PAYNE born about May 1894

    iv. Frank Bourke PAYNE born 4 January 1896 and died in November 1980.

    v. Elva V. PAYNE born about Nov 1899

    vi. Ora B. PAYNE born about Apr 1900

30. Thomas Creekmore MCCURRY was born about January 1850 in Ozark County, Missouri and died in 1939 in Peru, Chautauqua County, Kansas. He is buried in Peru Cemetery in Peru.

31. Margaret Belle WRIGHT was born 11 August 1869 in Dry Fork, Carroll County, Arkansas and died 27 November 1935 in Kansas. She is buried next to her husband in the Peru Cemetery.

According to the 1910 Federal census, and coborrated by the age of first marriage in the 1930 Federal census, Thomas McCurry was married twice. The first was to Elgora ?, with whom he is enumerated in the 1880 Federal Census in Longton, Elk County, Kansas, along with their daughter, Dora E. McCurry, age 2 months.

Thomas MCCURRY married 2) Margaret WRIGHT on 13 March 1885 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. They appear together in the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 Federal Census in Chautauqua County, Kansas. They had the following children:

    i. Jacob (Jake) Monroe McCurry born 14 August 1886 and died 5 April 1982. He married a girl named Mary about 1910, but was listed as divorced in the 1920 Federal Census of Montrose County, Colorado. He's buried in Morris Cemetery (Odd Fellow Cemetery), Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.

    ii. Thomas Wilburn McCurry born 12 Jan 1889 and died July 1980. He married Alpha Henderson about 1913.

    iii. Joseph Elmer McCurry born 10 Jan 1891 and died March 1977. He married Pauline Vaden.

    iv. Franklin Wright McCurry born 7 Jan 1893 and died 23 July 1973. He married Mabel Leota Spence.

    v. John R. McCurry born 11 March 1895 and died 7 May 1984. He married Blanch Nicodemus. Both are buried in Morris Cemetery (Odd Fellow Cemetery), Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.

    15. vi. Leona MCCURRY

    vii. Ruth McCurry was born 12 July 1899 and died 7 Feb 1992. She never married.

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