'Amelia Haisini Maliu

10 September 1928–11 August 1986 (Age 57)
Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga

The Life of Amelia Haisini

'Amelia Haisini Maliu was born on 10 September 1928, in Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga as the daughter of Tupou Manumatavai Heimuli. She married Sitaleki Havea Taumalolo on 23 February 1949, in Kolofoóu, Tongatapu, Tonga. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 11 August 1986, in Citrus Heights, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 57.

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Sitaleki Havea Taumalolo
'Amelia Haisini Maliu
Marriage: 23 February 1949
Lesieli 'Akau'ola Taumalolo
Taani Havea Taumalolo

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23 February 1949
Kolofoóu, Tongatapu, Tonga


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Mallis .2 Polish (also Malisz, Małys, Małysz), Ukrainian; Czech, Slovak, and Croatian (Mališ); Slovenian; and Lithuanian(also Malys): from a derivative of a vocabulary word meaning ‘small’. Compare Maly .3 Jewish (from Ukraine): metronymic, a variant of Malin with the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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