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Eisenhower, Edgar Newton (19 January 1889–12 July 1971), lawyer and older brother of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, lawyer and older brother of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was born in Hope, Kansas, the son of David Dwight Eisenhower, a creamery worker and unsuccessful store owner, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. Growing up in Abilene, Kansas, at the turn of the century, Eisenhower and his brother Dwight were prone to get involved in boyhood fights. As a result of their fighting prowess, Edgar acquired the nickname “Big Ike,” while Dwight was called “Little Ike.” Edgar and Dwight continued their competitive nature with each other into their elder years, but only political issues created much friction, while on the whole the brothers remained close. Edgar attended the Abilene public schools, where he was an indifferent student. His father held him out of school for two years, and he resumed school a much better student as well as a superior athlete. Like all the Eisenhower brothers, Edgar worked at the Belle Springs Creamery, which helped supplement the family’s meager earnings. When a doctor ordered that Dwight’s badly cut leg be amputated, Edgar intervened to prevent the amputation. Because of the two-year gap in his school attendance, Edgar Eisenhower graduated from Abilene High School with his brother Dwight in 1909....

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Falkner, William Clark (06 July 1825–06 November 1889), writer and great-grandfather of novelist William Faulkner, writer and great-grandfather of novelist William Faulkner, was born in Knox County, Tennessee, the son of Joseph Falkner, an immigrant from Scotland, and Caroline Word. Joseph and Caroline Falkner had just embarked on a move from Haywood County, North Carolina, to St. Genevieve, Missouri, when Caroline gave birth to William Clark in Knox County. Once Caroline had recovered, the Falkners settled in St. Genevieve. Joseph’s occupation there is unknown....

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Fitzgerald, John Francis (11 February 1863–02 October 1950), mayor of Boston and maternal grandfather of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and U.S. senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy, mayor of Boston and maternal grandfather of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and U.S. senators ...

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Hathorne, William (1607– April 1681), developer of Salem, Massachusetts, and progenitor of the Ha(w)thorne family in America, developer of Salem, Massachusetts, and progenitor of the Ha(w)thorne family in America, was born in Bray, Berkshire, England, the son of William Hathorne, a yeoman, and Sarah (full name unknown). Little is known of his early years except that he received more education than was usual for one of his family’s standing and grew up in relatively comfortable surroundings. As a young man of eighteen or nineteen, he was converted to Puritanism and, soon after, announced that he intended to migrate to New England. His close friend Richard Davenport, betrothed to Hathorne’s sister Elizabeth Hathorne, left for America in 1628 with the understanding that William and his sister would soon follow. When the Hathornes reached New England is unclear. Probably they arrived after 1630 and no later than the fall of 1633....

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Irving, Peter (30 October 1772–27 June 1838), writer, was born in New York City, the son of William Irving, a merchant, and Sarah Sanders. Irving grew up in an austere environment colored by his father’s strict Presbyterian principles, which had little lasting effect on him. In October 1785 he entered Columbia College but dropped out after three years without taking a degree. Although inclined toward the law, under pressure from his father he returned to Columbia, completed his M.D. in 1794, and opened an office in the same building as his brother ...

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Kennedy, John F., Jr. (25 November 1960–16 July 1999), American icon, publisher, and lawyer, was born John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., in Washington, D.C., the son of President John F. Kennedy, a descendant of a politically and socially prominent Massachusetts family, and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy...