Samuel Ben Peter

12 June 1976–25 August 2010 (Age 34)
Ekpene Obo, Esit Eket, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

The Life of Samuel Ben

Samuel Ben Peter was born on 12 June 1976, in Ekpene Obo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria as the son of Ben Peter Eyesuan. He died on 25 August 2010, at the age of 34.

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Ben Peter Eyesuan
Samuel Ben Peter
Maggie Ben Peter

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World Events (3)


Age 3

Nigeria briefly returns to civilian government rule. The military takes over again in 1983.

Age 17

Military annuls elections when preliminary results show victory by Chief Moshood Abiola.

Age 18

Abiola arrested after proclaiming himself president.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

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