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AFUALO''s, anyone?

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Re: AFUALO''s, anyone?

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandmother taught me our genealogy before she died...
My grandmother was Lemao Fonoimoana born in Lalomalava to Toa Simamao Fonoimoana and Line Faasino Laei. Toa was born to Opapo Fonoimoana (Afualo) and Toai Alema. In those days it was the custom that when parents get older the first born is given to the parents as a child to help out. My Grandmother Lemao was given to Opapo. When she was only 14 she built a fale for her grandparents to live in all by herself. Opapo was so impressed with her efforts that he cried out to the village. My grandmother said that Opapo was the son of Fonotimoana Afualo. Fonotimoana was also know by his title, Salu Maliatoa Maitapaea the King of Samoa at the time. Fonotimoana wanted his son to become King, but Opapo was more interested in healing. He was a Fofo (Samoan Doctor and midwife). He found some Missionaries floundering on the beach, struggling with the language, so he fed them and they taught him english from their books, and he taught them Samoan. Fonotimoana was angry because the Religion of Samoa and Tonga was "Mana". Fonotimoana told the people that the Mormon Missionaries had killed his son Opapo so the people wouldn't listen to what they had to say. Fonoti and Opapo argued and Opapo left to preach the gospel despite what his father wanted. Opapo decided that he wanted the people to think and do for themselves, that they should not worship a man, so he changed his last name so no one would know him and he chose "Fonoimoana" to meet by the sea and he took his followers up to Sauniatu so they wouldn't be bothered.
My Grandmother put this into her genealogy just like she put it into mine. When Opapo died, he told everyone that Lemao was intitled to all his titles and deeds because he loved her so much as his daughter.
Opapo and To'ia are buried in Laie, Hawaii and my Grandmother is buried between them.
later in life, Fonotimoana did listen to Opapo and joined the LDS church.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Lydia 30 Sep 1999 12:50PM GMT 
Aritas Afualo 1 Jan 2001 7:59AM GMT 
nick ahloe 9 Feb 2002 6:50AM GMT 
TaufuiAfuFRAU... 24 Mar 2002 10:52PM GMT 
jahloe 5 Sep 2002 10:10PM GMT 
Sio Afualo 28 Dec 2002 2:43AM GMT 
jahloe 11 Feb 2003 12:15AM GMT 
Fiatagata 8 Dec 2003 9:17AM GMT 
jillana ahloe 9 Dec 2003 11:14PM GMT 
homeblend1 28 Jul 2008 5:07AM GMT 
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