Mamie Geneva (Doud) Eisenhower

Mamie Geneva (Doud) Eisenhower (1896 - 1979)

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Mamie Geneva Eisenhower formerly Doud
Born in Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Mamie Doud's parents home in Denver, Colorado, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USAmap
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Categories: Spouses of US Presidents | First Ladies of the United States.


Contents

Biography

Born in Iowa, Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower met her husband Dwight (president 1953 - 1961) in Texas when he was an army officer. She lived an army officer's wife's life, either living with "Ike" where he was stationed, or raising their family without him. She was suspicious of his relationship during World War II with his military driver and aide Kay Summersby, but he assured her that there was nothing to the rumors of a relationship. She made some public appearances during her husband's presidential campaigns and presidency. In 1974 she described herself in an interview: "I was Ike's wife, John's mother, the children's grandmother. That was all I ever wanted to be."

Early Ancestors in America

Henry Doude was one of the founding members of what is now Guilford, Connecticut, settling in July of 1639 and signer of the Plantation Covenant for the colony of Reverend Henry Whitfield, sailing on the St. John in May of 1639 from England.

Isaac Sheldon who came from England as early as 1653, when he married in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, but settling in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Isaac Sheldon is also the great, great, great, great, great grand father of Franklin Roosevelt..


Burial

Mamie is buried next to husband Ike and Icky, their first son, at The Eisenhower Presidential Center, officially known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA.


Childhood Home

John & Elivera Doud House 750 Lafayette St., Denver, Colorado. National Register 9/28/2005, 5DV.747

See more at: Colorado History Organization Historical Home Record

First Lady

You can read an interesting article about Mamie's role as First Lady HERE.

Sources

Mamie Eisenhower on Womans History About.com



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Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower
Mamie Eisenhower

Ike and Mamie Wedding Portrait
Ike and Mamie Wedding Portrait

Mamie and Sisters
Mamie and Sisters

Doud Family
Doud Family

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On 9 Aug 2016 at 07:48 GMT Victoria Toon wrote:

Great to learn more about my 19th cousin 1x removed :D

On 11 Jan 2014 at 18:23 GMT Vicki Norman wrote:

Nae, Good job on bio and pictures for Mamie.



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