Ida (Stover) Eisenhower

Ida Elizabeth (Stover) Eisenhower (1862 - 1946)

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Ida Elizabeth Eisenhower formerly Stover
Born in Mount Sidney, Augusta, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married in Lecompton, Dickinson, KS, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Mar 2011
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Categories: Stover Name Study | Parents of US Presidents.


(The Link Family Antecedents and Descendants 1417-1951, Paxson Link, 1952, pages 93, 99, 100, 178-197, 275, 276, 365, 374): She changed her name from Elizabeth Ida to Ida Elizabeth.

Ida E. Eisenhower, was raised as a mennonite, and was disowned by her family and the Mennonite church when she and her husband David joined the River Brethren, after which they later joined the Watchtower Society (now more commonly known as Jehovah's Witnesses) in 1895. The Eisenhower home served as the local meeting hall from 1896 to 1915.��Witnesses are opposed to militarism and saluting the flag; Eisenhower's ties to the group were weakened when her son Dwight David was accepted at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1911. By 1915, the home no longer served as the meeting hall. All the men in the household abandoned the Witnesses as adults, and some even hid their previous affiliation. However, on his death on 10 Mar 1942, her husband David Jacob Eisenhower was given his funeral rites as though he had remained a Jehovah's Witness, and Ida continued as an active Jehovah's Witness until her death. Despite their differences in religious beliefs, Dwight enjoyed a close relationship with his mother throughout her lifetime.��Dwight David Eisenhower was baptized, confirmed, and became a communicant in the Presbyterian church in a single ceremony on February 1, 1953, just 12 days after his first inauguration. He is the only president known to have pursued these rites while in office. Eisenhower was instrumental in the addition of the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, and the 1956 adoption of "In God We Trust" as the motto of the US, and its 1957 introduction on paper currency. In his retirement years, he was a member of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. The chapel at his presidential library is intentionally inter-denominational.�� �


The Link Family, Antecedents and Descendants of John Jacob Link, 1417-1951, Paxson Link, 1951.

Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

'Eisenhower' by Stephen F. Ambrose, vol. 1, p. 16, 1983 by Easton Press, Norwalk, CT.�

Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer, 1989 by Oxford Univ. Press, New York, NY

"Ida Stover Eisenhower" FindAGrave Mem.# 10701 - (Confirms dates of birth and death + burial at Abilene Cem., Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS, USA.).


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