Stanley Armour

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Stanley Armour was born in Wichita, Kansas back in 1918 to Ralph and Ruth. When he was 8 he discovered his mother’s body after she committed suicide. His father placed him in the care of his maternal grandparents in El Dorado, Kansas. It was reported that he punched his high school principal. He spent some time drifting, hopping rail to Chicago, California among other places.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1942, serving in the European Theatre of WWII. After being discharged in 1945 he moved to Berkeley, California working for a furniture company. He moved several more times before finally settling in Honolulu, Hawaii working again at a furniture store. He died in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1992, he as 73.

What you may not know about Stanley Armour Dunham is that he was the maternal grandfather to the 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, he and his wife Madelyn raised Obama from the age of 10.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Now there is a claim to fame !

Dec 25, 2018 04:10 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. No further comment here, it's Christmas! Enjoy your day!

Dec 25, 2018 04:57 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  I hope that you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas.


Dec 25, 2018 05:25 AM #3
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

I've heard of many people that enrolling in the military changed their lives for the better.

Dec 25, 2018 05:38 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a nice story and I am glad you shared it with us on this Christmas day!  Merry Christmas my friend!

Dec 25, 2018 06:21 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning James - very interesting.  Have a very Merry Christmas.

Dec 25, 2018 06:22 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Wow, what a powerful story this is and I didn't see it coming. Merry Merry.

Dec 25, 2018 06:34 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Merry Christmas.

Dec 25, 2018 06:38 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

He muast have done a great job and thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Dec 25, 2018 07:47 AM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW! Interesting story, James! 

I hope you and yours have the merriest of Christmases!

Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2018 08:41 AM #10
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello James Dray another interesting history post - thank you!

And wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Dec 25, 2018 04:04 PM #11
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, I really found your post today very interesting; certainly did not expect the outcome. Suicide of the great-grandmother?

Dec 27, 2018 01:46 PM #12
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