Ah Fong Village, Hawaii

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Location
20°51'11"N
156°28'56"W
Country
 United States of America
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Ah Fong Village, Hawaii is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, United States. As of 2010, the population is 16.Ah Fong Village is named after Chun Afong (Ah Fong) Hawaii's First Millionaire On his way to the California Gold Rush, Chun a Chinese immigrant would instead end up in Hawaii and become Hawaii's first Chinese millionaire. In 1849, Chun Afong left behind his wife and son in his hometown, Zhongshan (Xiangshan) village in China. He settled in the Kingdom of Hawaii, with about a hundred Chinese, and opened a shop near King Street. In only six years, the Chinese immigrant made a fortune in retailing, real estate, sugar, rice, and opium. Afong married Julia Fayerweather, a seventeen-year-old granddaughter of a Hawaiian chief (Last Name Kealoha) and raised four sons and twelve daughters. In 1889, Afong would return to China with his younger son Toney, to the village of Meixi. He earned more money through business and funded projects to improve the village. Afong died in 1906, and his family would fight for his fortune in court. Note: Chun Afong's name was also spelled as Chong Afong, Chun Ah Fong, and Chen Fang
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