She earned her Ph D degree from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and worked with the United States Agency for International Development, the Ford Foundation, and Women's World Banking, to promote the use of microcredit in order to combat global poverty. Madelyn Dunham (née Madelyn Lee Payne) was Obama's maternal grandmother who worked in banking and became vice president of a bank in Hawaii.
The Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowment in the Anthropology Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Ann Dunham Soetoro Graduate Fellowships at the East–West Center (EWC) in Honolulu, Hawaii, are named in her honor. Army during World War II, enlisting just after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Obama grew up with her and remembered that when he was a child, his grandmother "read me the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence and told me about the men and women who marched for equality because they believed those words put to paper two centuries ago should mean something." Ohrdruf was in that string of towns going across, south of Gotha and Erfurt. When we arrived there were no German soldiers anywhere around that I knew about.
She was a professor of nutrition who taught at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1980–1990).She wrote numerous research articles and two books. She has a half-brother and sister, Yusuf and Aya Soetoro, from her father's second marriage.The family of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, and his wife Michelle Obama is made up of people of Kenyan (Luo), African-American, and Old Stock American (including originally English, Scotch-Irish, Welsh, German, and Swiss) ancestry.Michelle Obama, née Robinson, the wife of Barack Obama, was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois.Fulmoth married Charlotte Holloway and raised a family which included three daughters (including Mary Ann.) She and two of her sisters married three Dunham brothers. He served as a private in Company A, 145th Ohio Infantry during the American Civil War.
Kearney and his wife are buried in Fairview Cemetery in Labette County, Kansas. He died July 17, 1895, and is buried in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery in Olathe, Kansas.
The date of the document was estimated to be about 1930, which would mean that his grandfather had been born around 1895.
Barack Obama relates how his step-grandmother Granny Sarah (Sarah Onyango Obama) describes his grandfather: "Even from the time that he was a boy, your grandfather Onyango was strange.
But her daughter Madelyn Dunham (Obama's maternal grandmother) "would turn her head in profile to show off her beaked nose, which along with a pair of jet-black eyes, was offered as proof of Cherokee blood." To date, no concrete evidence has surfaced of Cherokee heritage in the Mc Curry line. She is married to Canadian-American Konrad Ng, with whom she has two daughters, Suhaila and Savita.
Obama's family said that his paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Dunham, died November 26, 1926, from ptomaine poisoning. Born circa 1829 in Moneygall, Ireland, he emigrated to Ohio via New York in 1850, making him the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. After his divorce from Dunham, Soetoro married Erna Kustina. Maya Soetoro-Ng is a teacher in Hawaii. Robert Wolfley, born in 1835, is one of Obama's maternal third great-grandfathers.
Ralph Dunham was Stanley Dunham's older brother and Obama's great-uncle, he served in the U. Army as an assignment and personnel officer during World War II.