Hussein Onyango Obama (c.1895 - 1979) MP

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Birthplace: Kenya
Death: Died
Occupation: Cook, Mission Cook
Managed by: Gene
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About Hussein Onyango Obama

Hussein Onyango OBAMA was born about 1895 and died in 1979. Before settling down to work as a cook for missionaries in Nairobi he was a traveler. Recruited to fight for colonial power England in World War I, he visited Europe and India, and afterward lived for a time in Zanzibar, where he converted from Christianity to Islam.

Akumu Hussein Onyango OBAMA had several wives. His first wife was Helima, with whom he had no children. Second, he married Akuma and they had the following children:


    This is a genealogy for President-elect Barack Obama from the information in his autobiography "Dreams From My Father." The starting point is his grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, born 1895, died 1979. Since the text is discursive and difficult to decipher at certain points, corrections are welcomed!

Once converted briefly to Christianity and changed name to Johnson: "But he could not understand such ideas as mercy towards your enemies, or that this man Jesus could wash away a man's sins. To your grandfather, this was foolish sentiment, something to comfort women. And so he converted to Islam...." (Granny to Obama Jr. in Kenya)

A successful farmer.

Almost oriental looking, says Barack Obama in Dreams from My Father.

Grew up in Kendu, then moved on his own to Alego.

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Hussein Obama's Timeline

Age 38
April 4, 1936
Age 41
Rachuonyo District, Kenya
Age 84