Peter Cecil Godkin

5 July 1912–9 October 1978 (Age 66)
Vaiala, Samoa

The Life Summary of Peter Cecil

When Peter Cecil Godkin was born on 5 July 1912, in Vaiala, Samoa, his father, Cecil Easton Godkin, was 23 and his mother, Segia Ah Sau, was 23. He married Maletina Lui Vavao Sasina Tufaga on 8 August 1936, in Aua, Maoputasi, Eastern, American Samoa. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 9 October 1978, in Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Peter Cecil Godkin
Maletina Lui Vavao Sasina Tufaga
Marriage: 8 August 1936
Allen Godkin
Lewis Louis Godkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1936Aua, Maoputasi, Eastern, American Samoa
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    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 2
    Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.
    Age 27
    U.S. troops stationed in Western Samoa during World War II, but no battles are fought on the islands.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Russian Vladimir, Grigoriy, Mikhail, Yefim, Yevgeniy.English: from the Middle English personal name Godekin, a pet form of the Old English personal name Goda or Gode, which was in part a byname and in part a short form of various compound names with the first element gōd ‘good’.

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

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