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Obama's parents didn't live at newspaper birth address
Posted By Jerome R. Corsi On 08/18/2009 @ 9:25 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled
Ann Dunham with Barack Obama Sr. during his return visit to Hawaii in about 1971. The couple divorced in 1964.
Additional documents uncovered by WND support a previous report that President Obama’s parents did not live together as husband and wife at the Honolulu address listed in birth announcements in two local newspapers.
Both newspapers, the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, carried the announcement that Barack Obama Jr. was born Aug. 4, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, residing at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Additional research has established that the grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, lived at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway, not Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham.
Moreover, Mr. and Mrs. Obama apparently did not live together after their marriage, with Dunham evidently remaining in the rented 6085 Kalanianaole Highway house.
Barack Obama Sr. lived alone at an 11th Avenue address in Honolulu, closer to the university. Dunham left Hawaii for Seattle in August 1961, the month of Barack Obama Jr.’s birth, to study at the University of Washington.
WND can find no listing in the Polk directories to document Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. ever living at the same address.
As WND previously reported, according to an affidavit from private investigator Jorge Baro, the neighbor who has lived at 6075 Kalanianaole Highway since before Obama was born had no recollection of the family next door having a black child born to a white mother.
Very likely, the neighbor, Beatrice Arakaki, did not recall the Obama family because the primary residents were the grandparents, the Dunhams.
At most, Ann Dunham Obama and her son lived at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway only a few days, and there is no evidence Barack Obama Sr. ever lived there, despite the address having been listed in the Honolulu newspapers as the residence of the parents.
After Dunham left for Seattle, Barack Obama Sr. likely would have lived at his 11th Avenue address.
Polk listing for Stanley and Madelyn Dunham
A search of the Polk’s Directory of Honolulu for 1961-1962 indicates 6085 Kalanianaole Highway was being rented by the grandparents. Madelyn L. Dunham is listed as a loan interviewer and escrow agent at the Bank of Hawaii, and Stanley A. Dunham is listed as a manager with Pratt Furniture.
Polk listing for Ann Obama
In a separate listing, Ann S. Obama, Obama’s mother, is identified as a student living at the 6085 Kalanianaole Highway address; Barack H. Obama, her husband, is listed as a student living at 625 11th Avenue.
As WND previously reported, a Honolulu title search documented 6085 Kalanianaole Highway was purchased in 1958 by Orland Scott Lefforge, a University of Hawaii professor, and his wife/companion Thelma Young, who remained owners into the 1970s.
Honolulu title records
The Polk Directory shows Lefforge and Young living at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway in 1963, not when they purchased the home in 1958.
Mother and son move to Seattle
WND has separately documented that Ann Dunham was enrolled in extension classes at the University of Washington 15 days after Barack Obama Jr. was born.
The Polk directory for Seattle in 1961-1962 listed the residence for Mrs. Anna Obama, a student, at 516 13th Ave. E, apartment 2.
Ann Obama residence listing in Polk Directory
WND has also documented Dunham resettled in Seattle and did not return to Hawaii until after Barack Obama Sr. left the islands to begin his studies at Harvard in September 1962.
Why Dunham did not resume her studies at the University of Hawaii after her son was born is unclear.
The Honolulu Advertiser reported that in 1963, the grandparents moved into Apartment 110 at Alexander Street.
The newspaper also reported that in 1963, after she returned to the University of Hawaii, Ann Dunham Obama’s address was listed in a university directory as 2277 Kamehameha Avenue.
Records document she filed for divorce from Barack Obama Sr. on Jan. 23, 1964.
In his autobiography, “Dreams from My Father,” Barack Obama discloses that his father had been offered a scholarship from the New School in New York City that would have permitted him to bring his wife and son with him.
Instead, Barack Obama Sr. took a less generous scholarship and went to Harvard.
As WND has reported, the Hawaii Department of Health will not authenticate that the department issued the short-form Certificate of Live Birth, or COLB, released by the Obama campaign, listing Barack Obama Sr. as the father.
WND has also reported President Obama continues to spend thousands of dollars on legal fees to block any court from ordering the public release of his long-form original birth certificate, which includes details such as the hospital of birth.
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