Salapu "Leali'ie'e" Gago

28 February 1905–about 1978 (Age 72)
Fagatogo, Am Samoa, Pacific islands

The Life of Salapu "Leali'ie'e"

When Salapu "Leali'ie'e" Gago was born on 28 February 1905, his father, Toetaua Ioane Gago, was 20 and his mother, Saepa'u Lealaisalanoa, was 18. He died about 1978, in California, United States, at the age of 73.

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Toetaua Ioane Gago
Saepa'u Lealaisalanoa
Salapu "Leali'ie'e" Gago
Silalovaoa Gago
Uepa Toetaua Gago
Saipise Gago
Sina Ioane
Fagatogo Gago
Kelisiano Gago-Salanoa
Fa'aleava Toetaua Gago

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname for a man afflicted with a stammer, from Spanish, Portuguese gago ‘stammering’, ‘stuttering’ (of imitative origin).

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

Sources (1)

  • Salapu Lealiie, "American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1930"

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