August Henry Banaka

Male18 April 1882–27 February 1942

Brief Life History of August Henry

When August Henry Banaka was born on 18 April 1882, in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States, his father, Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Banaka, was 29 and his mother, Marie Dorothee Elisabeth Louisa Lappine, was 27. He married Anna Belle Thomas on 22 August 1906, in Netawaka, Jackson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Pine Forest Election Precinct, Klickitat, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 27 February 1942, in Holyoke, Phillips, Colorado, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Holyoke, Phillips, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

August Henry Banaka
Anna Belle Thomas
Marriage: 22 August 1906
Leslie Charles Banaka
Samuel August Banaka
Alta Rosina Banaka
Ethel Irene Banaka
Kenneth Lee Banaka
Harold Wayne Banaka
Marjorie Elizabeth Banaka
Walter Everett Banaka
Donald Vernon Banaka

Sources (16)

  • August H. Banaka in entry for Banaka, "Kansas Births and Christenings, 1818-1936"
  • August Banaka in household of Wm Banaka, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • August Henry Banaka in entry for Harold Wane Banaka, "Colorado, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1906Netawaka, Jackson, Kansas, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1887: Weld, Colorado, United States 1887: Logan, Colorado, United States 1889: Phillips, Colorado, United States

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 16

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Filipino (Bañaga): nickname from a Hispanicized form of Tagalog banyaga ‘alien, foreigner’.

    Muslim (Sudan): unexplained.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    August Banaka: 1898

    August's mother passed in 1883, and August's father passed in 1895. So even though August would be 16 at the time of this story, I'm guessing he was more independent than many of his peers. August Ba …

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