Fonima Futu

1908–12 May 2009 (Age 101)
Lalomalava, Samoa

The Life of Fonima

When Fonima Futu was born in 1908, in Lalomalava, Samoa, her father, Otinelu Puletua, was 40 and her mother, Muia Puletiu, was 36. She died on 12 May 2009, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 101.

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Ian Hulme
Fonima Futu

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Parents and Siblings

    Otinelu Puletua


    Muia Puletiu




World Events (8)


Age 6

New Zealand occupies Western Samoa during World War I and continues to administer it after the war by virtue of a League of Nations mandate (and a United Nations mandate after World War II).

Age 6

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

Age 31

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

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