09 March 2012

1940 News: Tanumafili II Inherits Royal Title of Malietoa

My Grandma Mataniu shared her favorite photo album with me and began to talk about the history and people in the album. She said, “See this man? This is Tanumafili Malietoa, the King of Samoa and my cousin.”  “How is he your cousin Grandma, I asked?”  From her Genealogy ledger she shares her family history.

In 1940, Tanumafili II officially inherited the Royal Title of Malietoa, succeeding the death of his father, Malietoa Tanumafili I. Here is a picture of King Tanumafili II Malietoa  with my Grandma Mataniu Tuia Fonoimoana and husband Teila Fonoimoana in Samoa.

To read more about King Tanumafili II Malietoa visit the links below:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malietoa_Tanumafili_II
2. http://www.samoaobserver.ws/index.php?view=article&id=22114%3Ain-memory&option=com_content&Itemid=56
3. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/May/12/br/br3926458107.html


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