Sione Pokileti Saafi

2 April 1917–about 1992 (Age 74)
Uiha, Ha'apai, Tonga, P- Is.

The Life of Sione Pokileti

Sione Pokileti Saafi was born on 2 April 1917 as the son of Feleti Saafi Or Schaaf and Mrs. Tupou Saafi Or Schaaf. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Sulieti Mafi Pulu. He died about 1992, at the age of 75, and was buried in Eden Terrace, Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Sione Pokileti Saafi
Sulieti Mafi Pulu
Episami Saafi
Paenga Lafo Saafi

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Feleti Saafi Or Schaaf


    Mrs. Tupou Saafi Or Schaaf




World Events (7)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 6

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 22

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 26

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic shāfi῾ or shafī῾ ‘intercessor’, ‘mediator’ (see the Qur’an 10:3). Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shāfi῾ ( 767–820 ) was the founder of a school of Islamic law.

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

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  • Sione Pokileti Schaaf, "Find A Grave Index"

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