Sioeli Kolokitonga Finau

Male20 May 1926–15 September 2004

Brief Life History of Sioeli Kolokitonga

When Sioeli Kolokitonga Finau was born on 20 May 1926, in Faleloa, Ha'apai, Tonga, his father, Siupeli Finau, was 41 and his mother, Sofaia Halapupuahi Pahulu, was 32. He married Koloti Vi in January 1947, in Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 15 September 2004, in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mangere, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Sioeli Kolokitonga Finau
Koloti Vi
Marriage: January 1947
Mr Atonio Patua Vi Fehoko
Ilaisaane Nauleo Finau
Luisa Finau
Letiati Finau Ikihautau
Veniani Finau

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sioeli Kolokitonga Finau - Individual or family possessions: birth: 20 May 1926;
  • Sioeli Finau en el registro de Letiati M Ikihautau, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Puhangatama Mal Ikihautau in entry for Christina Ennalynn Ikihautau, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1947Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 13

    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 17

    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. 


    Age 21

    New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Polynesian Tevita, Sione, Siaosi, Viliami.

    Polynesian (mainly Tonga and Fiji): unexplained.

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

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