August Henry Banaka

18 April 1882–27 February 1942 (Age 59)
Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States

The Life 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 28 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 Wray, Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1935 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

Spouse and Children

22 August 1906
Netawaka, Jackson, Kansas, United States


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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

Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘center of the rice paddy’. One of the ten most common surnames, it is particularly frequent around the city of Ōsaka, and is also found in the Ryūkyū Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku, but the surname is borne by many unrelated families.

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

Sources (3)

  • August Banaka in household of Wm Banaka, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • August H Banaka, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • August Banaka, "United States Census, 1940"

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