VUI TUPA'I FALANIKO IIGA

16 May 1914–17 September 2006 (Age 92)
Amouli, Saole, Eastern, American Samoa

The Life of VUI TUPA'I FALANIKO

When VUI TUPA'I FALANIKO IIGA was born on 16 May 1914, his father, Setima Iiga, was 34 and his mother, Sosoli Vui Auvaa, was 29. He died on 17 September 2006, in Amouli, Saole, Eastern, American Samoa, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Setima Iiga
1880–1983
Sosoli Vui Auvaa
1885–1923
Rosa Iiga
1905–
Silao Setima Iiga
1906–
Vui Pio Iiga
1908–1986
VUI TUPA'I FALANIKO IIGA
1914–2006
Karameli Setima Vui
1920–1949

Parents and Siblings

    Male1880–1983Male

    Sosoli Vui Auvaa

    Female1885–1923Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (6)

1926

Age 12

American Samoa is devestated by a hurricane. Olosega, in the Manua Islands, suffered the most. The Navy Department gave the Territory 50 tons of rice, 10 tons of salmon and 15 tons of biscuits.
1939

Age 25

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

Age 48

Western Samoa becomes independent. The first Pacific island nation to do so.

Name Meaning

Polish: possibly from biga ‘twowheeled cart’ and hence an occupational name for a carter.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: VUI TUPA'I FALANIKO IIGA - Individual or family possessions: birth:

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