Samuel Kawana Witinitara

21 December 1904–2 August 1985 (Age 80)
Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Kawana Witinitara was born on 21 December 1904, in Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, his father, Kawana Witinitara, was 44 and his mother, Olive Reeve, was 26. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Arapera Tataurangi. He died on 2 August 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Kawana Witinitara
1904–1985
Arapera Tataurangi
1910–1986
Rangitoriki Tataurangi
1924–2004
Hugh Anderson Witinitara
1936–2005

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Rangitoriki Tataurangi

    Female1924–2004Female

    Hugh Anderson Witinitara

    Male1936–2005Male

Parents and Siblings

    Kawana Witinitara

    Male1860–1928Male

    Female1878–1957Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1907

Age 3

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 3

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 
1939

Age 35

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘rice paddy near the river’; the version of this name written with the more common character for ‘river’ is found in the Tōkyō and Ōsaka areas; the version with the traditional character for ‘river’ is found mostly in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.

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

Sources (2)

  • Hami Kawana Witinitara, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Hami Kawana Witinitara Govenor, "BillionGraves Index"

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