"Things have never been more like the way they are today in history " - Dwight Eisenhower

Little Ike

Early Life of Eisenhower

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower
Eisenhower was born in October 14, 1890 in Denison,Texas.

Third of seven sons of David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower.

Eisenhowers family was very poor. With a low wage his dad used to clean train locomotives. When Dwight Eisenhower was eighteen months old, his father move his family to Abilene, Kansas, because his brother in law found David a job at the Bell Spring Creamery. This help the family raise money for their new children. Ida Elizabeth was in charge of the house. 

"Ike" was his nickname that was given to him in his teenage life. He loved to play sports and dedicated himself to his studies. He graduated from Abilene high school in 1909. He worked hard to support his dad, and to pay his brothers college tuition.

After graduating from Abilene high school he entered to the U.S Military Academy, West Point,  New York, June 14, 1911. His mother was shocked and cried ever since he left to West Point. He played football at West Point, but he fracture his knee and he decided to stop playing. Ike was ranked 61 out 164 classmates in West Point. He graduated in June 12, 1915. He was than conmission as a second 

Later, Dwight Eisenhower married Mamie Geneva Doud, whom he married in 1916.  They had two sons: Doud Dwight Eisenhower, born in 1917 who died of scarlet fever, and John Sheldon Doud, born in 1922.