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Posted by Raymond (72.234.176.197) on February 12, 2008 at 04:14:22:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Searching Leong or Achiu family from Kwantung posted by Thelma on February 12, 2008 at 01:05:31:

Thelma,

I did some snooping around on the name Achiu in Oahu, Hawaii. First, the latest phone book for Oahu does not contain any listings for the surname Achiu. Secondly, there is a street in the town of Haleiwa named Achiu Lane.....Haleiwa is located smack adjacent to the town of Waialua (you said your great grandfather once had a store and a blacksmith shop in Waialua). Haleiwa might have been a part of old Waialua back then. Finally, there is a Walter Achiu reported to have been born in Waialua to a Chinese father and a Hawaiian mother in 1902. He became a football athlete.....the following information is gleaned from the weblink: http://www.asianathlete.com/AthleteDisplayForm.aspx?ID=262

Website: http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/players.nsf/ID/00840054
Sport(s): | Football |
Current Team: 1920s Dayton Triangles
Position: Halfback

Notes:
One of the early professional pioneers was a halfback named Walter Achiu who played for the Dayton Triangles during the 1920's.

Walter “Sneeze” Achiu was the first Asian to play Professional Football.

Full name: Walter Tin Kit Achiu
Born: Waialua, HI (Oahu), August 03,1902
Died: Eugene, OR, March 21, 1989
Ethnicity: Chinese father, Hawaiian mother

Please contact info@AsianAthlete.com if you have information to update Walter Achiu's profile. Thank you.
Last Update: 4/5/2004

Obviously the Achiu name made its mark on Waialua......with a street named Achiu Lane in Waialua and a native son from Waialua named Walter Achiu, this has got to be more than just a coincident especially when you had mentioned that your great grandfather Leong Achiu used to have a store and a blacksmith shop in Waialua. Hope these revelations help you to getting closer to your genealogical endpoint search. Again, good luck!

Raymond




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