Ataa-Oko Saackfoi Mensah

12 June 1936–3 May 2002 (Age 65)
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

The Life of Ataa-Oko Saackfoi

When Ataa-Oko Saackfoi Mensah was born on 12 June 1936, in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana, his father, Abotei Sackeyfio Mensah, was 34 and his mother, Christiana Kaaley S Mensah, was 27. He died on 3 May 2002, in his hometown, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Abotei Sackeyfio Mensah
1902–1966
Christiana Kaaley S Mensah
1909–1996
Emelia Laryea
1934–1995
Ataa-Oko Saackfoi Mensah
1936–2002
Ataa-Tei Sakckfoi Mensah
1936–2006
Vero Akweley Sakfoi Mensah
1937–1994
Matilda Akweley Sackeyfio Mensah -Ankrah
1938–2009

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (5)

1966

Age 30

While Nkrumah is in China, army stages widely popular coup. National Liberation Council comes to power.
1979

Age 43

Junior officers stage Ghana's first violent coup, June 4. Armed Forces Revolutionary Council formed under Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. Hilla Limann elected president in July.
1981

Age 45

Rawlings stages second coup. Provisional National Defence Council established with Rawlings as chairman.

Name Meaning

African: unexplained.

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

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