Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower (May 1, 1862 – September 11, 1946) was a lifelong pacifist, and the mother of U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower. She was born in Mount Sidney, Virginia, the only daughter of Elizabeth Ida Juda Link and Simon P. Stover. She later became a Jehovah\s Witness. Ida was five years old when her mother died; she was sent to live with her paternal grandparents, and later brought up by her elder brothers in Kansas. They did not believe girls should be educated, and instead pushed her to memorize the Bible. When Ida was ready to go to high school, she was told that she couldn\t, so she ran away. Stover graduated from high school at age 19 and taught for two years before entering Lane University, where she met her future husband, David Jacob Eisenhower. In 1945 Stover was named Kansas Mother of the
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