John Kaalouahi dies at Kalaupapa,1924.


He was born at Koae, Puna, Hawaii, in March 1858. He died at Kalaupapa, Molokai, on the morning of Wednesday of last week, Aug. 13, 1924.

He was 66 years old when he left behind this life.

He served as reverend for Halawa, Molokai for 30 or more years, and it was this sickness of body that took him away from his church, and he resided at Kalihi Hospital for one year and then was taken to Kalaupapa. He spent 6 months at Baldwin Home in Kalaupapa, and he passed away. He leaves behind 8 children who grieve for him, 2 boys and 6 girls, along with grandchildren. Five are here in Honolulu, two on Molokai, and one in Hilo, Hawaii.

With grief,


(Kuokoa, 9/4/1924, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 36, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 4, 1924.

Connections, 2015.


Lately I have just been curious, so if you could take (less than) a minute to answer this short survey, I would appreciate it!

Evelyn Pihana Loaaole passes on, 1924.


Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha kaua:—Please allow me a little space of our pride, which will flash quickly the parcel of tears placed above so that the many friends of my dearly beloved wahine who has gone on the road of no return will see, as well as the end of it all.  To all from the great, wide Hawaii, island of Keawe all the way to Niihau, the island that snatches away the sun, Mrs. Evelyn Pihana Loaaole has gone, just as the Holy Book says,…


…the life of man is but a puff of smoke which appears and disappears, it is God who giveth and He who then taketh away. Blessed be his name.

After being ill for four days, my dear wife left me, her kane, and our hanai child. On the 27th of Feb., she was taken to the Queen’s Hospital by the doctor, and that evening at 7 o’clock she grew weary of this life, and her spirit returned to He who created it, and her body went under the care of Silva, and on the first of March her body was taken out for the family, the acquaintances and friends of my dear wife to view.

I, her husband, give my thanks to all the family and to the association, Ka Hale o na Alii o Hawaii, for your helping me from the watching over the body of my wife; and to the friends who came and stayed awake through that night with us, and also for the gifts of flowers.

Please accept this expression of thanks, and may the Lord bless us all with aloha.

Me with sadness,


and the Ohana.

[Might this be the same people in the marriage announcement in the Kuokoa of 3/21/1913? Charles Loaaole weds Evalina Piimanu, March 11. Also it can be seen as Loaaole, Charley – Ewalaina Piimaunu 3-11-1913, Honolulu, in the marriage records available at]

(Kuokoa, 3/27/1924, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 13, Aoao 6. Maraki 27, 1924.

Famous singer, John Sumner Ellis, passes on, 1914.


John Sumner Ellis, Who Made Hawaiian Melody Popular on Mainland, Called by Death.

(From Thursday Advertiser.)

Following an illness of nine months, John Sumner Ellis, known as Hawaii’s premier tenor singer, died Tuesday afternoon shortly before five o’clock at the home of Deputy County Clerk Eugene D. Buffandeau, 1205 Alexander street, his brother-in-law.

Ellis was a victim of tuberculosis, which he contracted in the East. He…


…returned to Honolulu three weeks ago with the avowed intention of seeing his beloved island home before he passed away. His wish was gratified to the extent that he died in his native land, surrounded by the friends of his boyhood.

The funeral will take place at ten o’clock this morning from the undertaking parlors of H. H. Williams, Fort street. Ellis’ remains will be buried in the family plot in Nuuanu cemetery.

Ellis was born in Honolulu on April 11, 1877, and would have been thirty-seven years of age on April 11 of this year had he lived. He was the son of the late Charles K. Ellis, who was at one time connected with the old Honolulu Iron Works, and Nancy Sumner Ellis, and a grand nephew of John Sumner, Honolulu’s well known pioneer.

Mourning his loss and surviving him are his wife, who was Mrs. May Barnard, and who married him in Chicago in 1909; his six-year old stepdaughter; William Sumner Ellis, a brother, and also a well known singer who resided now in New York, and Mrs. Victoria Buffandeau, of Honolulu, a sister. He also leaves a fourteen-year-old son who resides in San Francisco with his mother, Ellis’ divorced wife. Willie Davis, of Honolulu, is a cousin of the deceased.

John Sumner Ellis was educated in St. Louis College of this city, where he early made a mark as a singer. He was a member of the college band and after leaving school joined the Royal Hawaiian Band under Capt. Henri Berger. Ellis will be remembered as one of the foremost players with the Maile football eleven in the nineties.

Ellis was a member of Ernest Kaai’s well known musical organization when it first started out. He left the Islands on May 30, 1905, almost nine years ago, with “Sonny” Cunha’s Hawaiian quintet for a tour of the mainland. When this organization returned to Honolulu Ellis remained on the mainland, singing in vaudeville in the East. He was employed for a long time by the Hawaii Promotion Committee. He sang in grand opera shortly before being attacked with the disease which finally put an untimely end to his promising career.

He was possessed of an unusually sweet tenor voice wherever on the mainland he sang Hawaii’s plaintive airs he immediately became a favorite. Ellis was instrumental, probably more so than any other Hawaiian singer, in popularizing Hawaiian melodies on the mainland and especially in the east. He was attractive in appearance, well mannered and readily made lasting friends. With his passing away Hawaii has lost a son who was a credit to her, both at home and abroad.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 2/27/1914, p. 5)


Hawaiian Gazette, Volume VII, Number 17, Page 5. February 27, 1914.

David Kaonohiokala Peleiholani Jr. passes away, 1921.


David Kaonohiokala Peleiholani

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha amongst us:—Please allow me once again some open space of the Pride of the Lahui, for my sad offering placed above, so that all of the family from Hawaii to Niihau will see our lei, David Kaonohi Peleiholani, shortened to D. K. Pele Jr., [left this] life in America.

In the happiness of this life and the enjoyment, one becomes dejected when you had not expected sad news would arrive.

The telegraph of Puuloa informed me, “your son, David Kaonohi Pele, died at the navy hospital in America on the 26th of February, 1921, because he had persistent pneumonia for six weeks. Auwe, my sorrow for you! Auwe what anguish!

I thought of my later days with you, my hiapo, for I saw how you help me while you were in front of me, and so too while you were sending me my monthly stipend. But here there is this crisis of yours going to the navy school, you have gone afar on the road of no return.

I am full of regret for you my travelling companion of Koloa, my child who was not a burden for me and my wife until she passed, leaving me and our children grieving for her, and here he follows in the footsteps of his beloved mama who passed on the 17th of March, 1920; aloha to you my first born!

On the 16th of September, 1920, I placed him to be educated in the naval military school aboard the U. S. S. Wyoming, and always received letters from him making me happy, while he sent along money because of his aloha for me and his one younger sibling and their hanai child, a girl.

Auwe, my pain for you, O my dear lei who went first, my companion of the Maunaloa, as we labored at the ports of Waimea, Port Allen, Koloa, Nawiliwili and Ahukini, when the ship didn’t have enough sailors; aloha to you, I turn to you but you are not there, as I prayed for you everyday; but come to find out you were to leave me.

After your letter to me in December saying that you asked that I be paid $16.00 every month, and also saying that should he die that I would receive his insurance, and those would be the benefits you will get, O Papa. Auwe as I live in darkness as my first born told me in advance of the end; but I did not imagine there would be a sad ending that would come.

From that time I didn’t get any of his letters, until there came the telegraph saying that my dear child left on that road where he would not be seen again.

My first born child was born on the 14th of Oct., 1905, at Kailua, Koolaupoko, Oahu, and passed away on the 26th of February, 1921; and he spent a full 15 years and 4 months breathing in the air of this w0rld of suffering.

Auwe for you, O Kaonohiokala, who I grieve for; and yet you are leaving me, while you are always on my mind both day and night; always coming to speak with me of my desires  of days gone by; aloha to you; no more will I call out to you; I go to comfort you but you are not there, my beloved lei.

You are no more, you are gone on the path of no return, and God has taken what is His, the spirit.

With these thoughts of aloha for my beloved son, David Kaonohi Peleiholani, I conclude here, with aloha for you, the Editor and the boys of your press.



Poipu Home, Koloa, Kauai.

[Many long names were shortened as time went on. This is one of the things that makes historical research and genealogical research a challenge. It would be awesome if there was a public site where name variations could be easily documented and added to.

The death announcement David Kamaka Pele submits for his wife, Sarah Kaniaupio Pele appears in Kuokoa, 5/7/1920, p. 3.]

(Kuokoa, 3/11/1921, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 10, Aoao 3. Maraki 11, 1921.

Reissue of copyright for J. W. H. Kauwahi’s “Kuhikuhi o Kanaka Hawaii,” 1868.


BE IT REMEMBERED THAT, ON THE 1st day of February, A. D. 1858, J. W. H. KAUWAHI, of Lahainaluna, Island of Maui, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:

“Kuhikuhi o Kanaka Hawaii.”

Now, therefore, know all men by these presents, that I, L. Kamehameha, H. H. M.’s Minister of the Interior, in accordance with a resolution of the King in Privy Council, bearing date the 15th day of February, 1858, and by virtue of the authority in me vested by Section 1st of the general provisions of Article 4. Chapter 7, of the Act to organize the Executive Departments—laws 1845 and 1846—do hereby grant unto the said J. W. H. Kauwahi, his executors, administrators and assigns, the sole right and liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing and vending the said book of forms in the Hawaiian Islands, for the term of ten years from the 15th day of February, A. D. 1858.

In testimony whereof I, L. Kamehameha, His Majesty’s Minister of the Interior, have caused the seal of the Interior office to be hereunto affixed this 18th day of February, A. D. 1859.  L. KAMEHAMEHA.

Be it remembered that, on the 22d day of February, A. D. 1868, J. W. H. Kauwahi, of Lahaina, Island of Maui, in accordance with Section 3d of an Act “To encourage learning in this Kingdom, by securing the copies of charts, maps and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies,” approved on the 31st day of December, 1864, has deposited in this office a copy of his book, entitled,


The rights of which he claims as author.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Interior Department to be affixed at Honolulu, this 18th day of March, A. D. 1868.


Minister of the Interior.

[Wow. I have personally not seen a copyright issued before in the Kingdom. I wonder how many were issued total. I came across this announcement and recalled a recent post on this publication put up by the Hawaiian Historical Society. What a coincidence.]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 4/18/1868, p. 2)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XII, Number 40, Page 2. April 18, 1868.

Painting of lying in state of Queen Liliuokalani by Lionel Walden? 1917.


Lionel Walden, noted artist, whose representations of Hawaiian scenes met with great favor here and elsewhere, was occupied yesterday in making a sketch of the interior of Kawaiahao church. The painting on which Mr. Walden will be at work again this morning will give to posterity a vivid and realistic picture of the lying in state of the last of Hawaii’s monarchs. The somber background, setting off in brilliant contrast the many beautiful flowers that are being sent to the dead queen, the tall kahilis, the graceful palms, the waiting people, will have proper place in the picture, and dominating all will be the royal casket, with its covering of feather cape, its tabu sticks guarding the queen in death as her proud station guarded her in life, while surrounding her stand the faithful kahili-bearers, keeping the last vigil over the last ruler of a vanished kingdom.

[Wow. Does anyone know if this painting was completed and if so, where it is now?]

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/15/1917, p. 2)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXV, Number 7985, Page 2. November 15, 1917.