Gataiala 'Asi

Solosolo, Atua, Upolu, Samoa

The Life of Gataiala

When Gataiala 'Asi was born in 1884, in Solosolo, Atua, Upolu, Samoa, her father, Feaua'I 'Asi., was 27 and her mother, Leaga, was 22.

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World Events (3)


Age 15

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 30

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).

Age 55

U.S. troops stationed in Western Samoa during World War II, but no battles are fought on the islands.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish and Norwegian: from ask ‘ash tree’, applied either as a habitational name from a place named with this word or as an ornamental name.2 English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire named Aske, from Old English as æsc ‘ash tree’, later replaced by the Old Norse cognate askr.

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

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