Mema Tai'i

Female19 December 1901–9 June 1975

Brief Life History of Mema

Mema Tai'i was born on 19 December 1901, in Falealupo, Samoa as the daughter of Telesi Tai'i. She married Johan Albert Westerlund on 1 April 1922, in Falealupo, Samoa. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 9 June 1975, in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 73, and was buried in Māngere, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Johan Albert Westerlund
Mema Tai'i
Marriage: 1 April 1922
Isaac Walfrich Westerlund
Alofa Westerlund
Oscar Westerlund
Lottielene Westerlund

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1922Falealupo, Samoa
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.


    Age 13

    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).

    1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

    Age 22

    The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Japanese Yukiko, Eiji, Keiko, Shiro, Yohei, Yuichi, Yusuke, Akihiro, Atsuko, Chiyoko, Fumiko, Fusae.

    Italian: patronymic or plural form of Tano, a pet form of a personal name ending in -ano, notably Gaetano or Montano .

    Japanese: written 谷 ‘valley’. It is a topographic name taken by many families and found chiefly in western Japan. The most ancient bearers are listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Tani is also a common element in many other surnames, so some instances in America could be shortened versions of these.

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

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