President Eisenhower and his Jehovah's Witness background.

by Joker10 14 Replies latest jw experiences

  • blondie

    I researched this some time ago for a history project. My mother was a JW during the Eisenhower years. They talked about it like we do today about Michael Jackson and the Williams sisters.

    During the JW generation of DDE, home family studies weren't stressed. My goodness, a structured study with householders didn't start until 1937 with the Model Study booklet. In many families around here the grandparents were JWs, skip the next generation, then the grandchildren are JWs. I guess the WTS thought the end was so close that it wasn't necessary to study with the kiddies.


  • RR

    Actually, Ike's Father was a Bible Student eler, NEVER became a JW, lived and died a Bible Student.

  • blondie

    That's good to know, RR. Then I take it his mother was a JW or was she a Bible Student too? That letter seems to indicate she was a JW. That must have made things interesting in the Eisenhower household.


  • sf

    Here are some search hits on this topic: +

    Some google graphics:

    Honorable MentionIda (Stover) Eisenhower,
    Ike's Mother

    Ida Eisenhower, 1902

    Although arbitrarily excluded from the top five,
    Ida Eisenhower may deserve to be
    Ike's No. 1. Most Admired Contemporary.
    Eisenhower stated more than once that his mother was
    the greatest person he knew.

    I posted this in another thread, yet just found this one. Therefore, I'll post it here as well:

    A and E tv original event...May 31, 2004 8pm--7pm central

    "IKE: Countdown to D-Day"



  • Bangalore

    Bumping this.


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