--Well... the plot thickens.
"Later in the file are letters from the Public Trust of Samoa, concerning the death of William Blacklock in 1967.
One asks about the marriage of Douglas' parents- William Blacklock and Apele Atoa- as theyare trying to find the marriage registration." --Christine Liava'a
--I can understand the perplexities, puzzlements, and concerns of trying to locate a "marriage registration" for "William Blacklock and Apele Atoa".
--Apele had (4)sisters and (1)brother - Polito Atoa Ti'eti'e.
--Apele was thought to have been married twice, but it seems with your new discovery she may have been married a third time - BLACKLOCK(m.1887) and TUISAUA/TUISAULA(m.1904) - to: PALATILOTA(m.1881).
--Yes... that would place Apele at the young age of 12. But per the records for Apele ATOA she would have been married at age 19, age 24, and age 31 respectively.
--TUISAUA/TUISAULA descendant - Liaga - have you knowledge of a marriage before BLACKLOCK regarding Apele TI'ETI'E?
b.1862 Falelatai Upolu, Samoa, Pacific Islands
Parents: VAATUITUI ATOA m. Saini
I will try to locate ATOA/TUGAGA of California.
Fa'afetai lava/Thanks! Christine - <G>.