Otto Skelton

14 November 1895–1955 (Age 59)

The Life Summary of Otto

When Otto Skelton was born on 14 November 1895, in Samoa, his father, John Skelton, was 59 and his mother, Emmaline LETELE'AUSASALA FRUEAN- Zimmermann, was 30. He married Faatoa Foualo Duffy in 1914, in Apia, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa. He died in 1955, in Samoa, at the age of 60, and was buried in Samoa.

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Otto Skelton
Faatoa Foualo Duffy
Marriage: 1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1914Apia, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa
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    World Events (3)

    Age 4
    Germany annexes Western Samoa, the U.S. takes over eastern Samoa and Britain withdraws its claim to the islands in accordance with treaty between Germany, Britain and the U.S.
    Age 19
    New Zealand occupies Western Samoa during World War I and continues to administer it after the war by virtue of a League of Nations mandate (and a United Nations mandate after World War II).
    Age 44
    U.S. troops stationed in Western Samoa during World War II, but no battles are fought on the islands.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 5792;2007: 11714; 2010: 15624)English (Yorkshire): habitational name mainly from Skelton in Cumberland, or any of various places called Skelton in Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The placenames probably all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, with initial Sk-, instead of Sh-, due to Scandinavian influence. However, in some cases, the first element may be a lost river name, from Old Norse skjallr ‘resounding’; compare Skelding . This English surname has been established in Queen's County [Laois], Ireland, since the 16th century.

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

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    Sources (1)

    • Otto William Skelton, "Samoa, Baptisms, 1863-1940"

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