Aloha to all! I'm Yvonne - Bill's (William) wife. I've been reading your postings for the last week, since Bill "stumbled" over your messages, and I must say that it has inspired me to pick up the ball again and begin working on the Ah Sue family tree.
My information was obtained from LDS.org in their genealogy/family history files. Three ladies,(one from NZ, one from Samoa, and one from Hawaii), were the sources who input the information. I know the niece of the woman from Hawaii - so I will be in contact with her soon to share my findings with her. I also will double check on her sources ---- I'm wondering what your sources of information have been? Some of your information is different from mine. . . dates and names. For instance, Robert David Ah Sue was married to Lucy Thompson, not Lucy Harrington. Victoria was a Harrington. This information I received from my mother-in-law Pulega Tauoa - married to Robert Frederick Ah Sue. She is 71 and still has a great recollection of many people and stories told to her by her mother-in-law (Lucy Thompson). Anyway, she arrived here in Hawaii last night, returning to Samoa on Friday (12/7). Since she has such a wealth of information, please feel free to ask anything that she may remember of the Ah Sue's. She is very excited also. Last night she told me the story of how the Ah Sue's got the surname Roberts. She also told me of a book that has information of how Hasai Fong Kaisau Ah Sue got to Apia. I'm telling you, she knows a lot. So please ask before she goes home.
Next, I have a friend, Didi ROBERTS Alo. Her father is Edward Frank Roberts, Jr. of California, who is the son of Edward Frank Roberts, Sr. formerly Edward Frank Ah Sue. Didi & I have never taken enough time to figure out the connection between Bill and her. I spoke with her at church yesterday, and she has recollections of George Churchward. (You have listed him as Churchwood, but our records show Churchward). Her father just recently called her, because he came across very old family genealogy records after cleaning out his house. He will send them to us soon. I will make copies and send to any interested parties.
And lastly, Didi informs me that an Ah Sue Family Reunion is in the makings. No details yet, but it will probably be in Hawaii. I look forward to meeting you all.
I will chat with my mother-in-law tonight and update you on any information or stories that may be of interest to you.
To Dudley - Pulega remembers your mother Nellie.
To Dora: It didn't take me long to realize that Bill and you were 1st cousins. I can't believe you've never met. I hear you are at UH-Hilo. Please let us know if you are coming to O'ahu. We'll make arrangements to get together and you can meet our kids.
Looking for to hearing from you all.
Aloha Nui Loa, Yvonne Ah Sue