Tupu Su'a Salea

12 December 1932–16 November 1999 (Age 66)
Sagone, Satupa'itea, Savai'i, Samoa

The Life of Tupu Su'a

When Tupu Su'a Salea was born on 12 December 1932, in Sagone, Satupa'itea, Savai'i, Samoa, his father, Faifili Salea, was 62 and his mother, Pama Finau Vaotogo, was 42. He died on 16 November 1999, in Apia, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa, at the age of 66, and was buried in Tafatafa, Samoa.

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Family Time Line

Faifili Salea
1870–1960
Pama Finau Vaotogo
1890–1963
Faasiu
1895–1938
Noa Salea
1916–
Ioane Salea Sua.
1921–1996
Tupu Su'a Salea
1932–1999

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1939

Age 7

U.S. troops stationed in Western Samoa during World War II, but no battles are fought on the islands.
1962

Age 30

Western Samoa becomes independent, the first Pacific island nation to do so.
1997

Age 65

Western Samoa changes its name to Samoa, a move which causes some tension with American Samoa.

Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from galea ‘galleon’, ‘(war)ship’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for a shipwright or a sailor.

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

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