Alexander Sane Crichton

18 June 1864–29 November 1918 (Age 54)
Sataua, Samoa

The Life of Alexander Sane

When Alexander Sane Crichton was born on 18 June 1864, in Sataua, Samoa, his father, William Crichton, was 36 and his mother, Uputaua Falemalu Lesa, was 34. He married Fa'aatuatu Fonoti Fa'ase'e about 1888, in Savai'i, Samoa. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 29 November 1918, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Sataua, Samoa.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Sane Crichton
Mamele Enosa
Marriage: 26 November 1898
Louisa or Luisa Crichton
Lisi Crichton
Nora Crichton
Charly Crichton
Peter Crichton
Julia Crichton

Spouse and Children

26 November 1898
Savai`i, Samoa


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World Events (2)


Age 35

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 50

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).

Name Meaning

1 Scottish spelling of Creighton .2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Dutch Kruchten .

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

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Alexander Sane Crichton

Alexander Sane Crichton was born to parents, William Crichton and Uputaua Falemalu on the island of Savaii in Western Samoa on June 18, 1864. The family resided in the village of Sataua wher …

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