The Foster Village name

Behind the Foster Village name My son asked me why our little subdivision is called "Foster Village," and I didn't know. But I remembered a newspaper article tacked up at the old Foster Village Rec Center that named "Jack Foster," so I did a little Googling. Amazing what you can find out through a little research!

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Foster Village. Subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu, developed by and named for T. Jack Foster, Sr., in 1957.

Ala-'oli. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., happy path.

Anapa. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Named suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., flash of light.

Hä-loa. Hill (4,084 feet high), Wai-pi'o qd.. Hawai'i. Drive, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu, a name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958; it is the name of the son of Wäkea, the first man. Translations are 'long breath' or 'long life'.

Hälupa. Street, Foster Village, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958. Lit., flourishing (as plants).

Kükila. Street and place, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., majestic, regal.

La'a-kea. Street and place, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., sacred light, as of sunshine, happiness, or knowledge.

Lehia. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958. Lit., skilled.

Mähie. Point east of Kahana Bay, O'ahu. Street and place, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958. Lit., delightful, charming, pleasant.

Mölehu. Land area, southeast Kaua'i. Drive, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., twilight.

Näulu. Place, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., shower clouds.

Ola-loa. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., long life, ever living.

'Ölino. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., brilliant, shiny.

'Öpua. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., cloud bank.

Pi'i-kea. Gulch, Puna, Hawai'i. (For. Sel. 278.) One of 'Umi-a-Läloa's wives, a chiefess of Maui, had this name. Street and place, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., Honolulu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958. Lit., to become light (as the day).

Uila. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., lightning.

Ukali. Street, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu, O'ahu, named for the planet Mercury, as suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958.

Wawe. Place, Foster Village subdivision, Hälawa, Waipahu qd., O'ahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. Lit., quick, fast.

Foster City (Images of America) by T. Jack Foster, Jr.
http://www.amazon.com/Foster-Images-America-Historical-Society/dp/0738529087

Foster City, San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.fostercity.org

History of Foster City
http://www.fostercity.org/community_info/History-of-Foster-City-Index.cfm

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