Theresa Kelsall

15 February 1931–31 March 2006 (Age 75)
Magia, Samoa

The Life Summary of Theresa

When Theresa Kelsall was born on 15 February 1931, in Magia, Samoa, her father, Thomas Steve Kelsall, was 44 and her mother, MALIA LAFO AIPOPO, was 31. She had at least 2 sons with John Vaisau Krause. She died on 31 March 2006, in Vaimoso, Samoa, at the age of 75, and was buried in Vaimoso, Samoa.

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John Vaisau Krause
Theresa Kelsall
John Kendrick Krause
Marcus Eric Krause

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World Events (3)

Age 8
U.S. troops stationed in Western Samoa during World War II, but no battles are fought on the islands.
Age 31
Western Samoa becomes independent, the first Pacific island nation to do so.
Age 66
Western Samoa changes its name to Samoa, a move which causes some tension with American Samoa.

Name Meaning

(1997: 157;2007: 314; 2010: 395)English:habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Kelsall, from the Middle English personal name Kell + Old English halh ‘nook or corner of land’, or possibly from Kelshall in Hertfordshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Cylle + Old English hyll ‘hill’, or even Kelsale in Suffolk, named with an Old English personal name Cēl, Cǣl, or Cēol + Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Theresa Kelsall - Individual or family possessions: Handwritten information: death: 31 March 2006; Vaimoso, Samoa, Pacific Islands
  • Theresa Kelsall in entry for John Krause, "Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996"

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