DIED AT GRAVESIDE
Attended the Funeral of Her Friend Who Died, and They Died Together.
THEY ARE TWO HAOLE WOMEN
Because of the Grief of One Over the Death of the Other is the Reason She Passed.
At the side of the grave where her friend was laid, on the afternoon of this past Monday, mauka at the cemetery of Maemae, is where an older haole woman collapsed and died when they were preparing to cover the coffin of her friend, Mrs. Margaret J. Healy with soil; her name was Mrs. Elizabeth Stevenson.
They were two woman who shared the bonds of aloha in their last days of their lives on this earth, and they left together to the other side, without one feeling sadness for the other in one dying before the other, and one being left behind in this world grieving.
They were both old ladies at the King’s Daughters’ Home which takes care of haole women in difficulty; but on this past Sunday, Mrs. Healy died, leaving the rest of the old ladies living in the home feeling very sad.
The remaining women were persistent in trying to get permission to attend the funeral of their friend who died, but their request was denied at first, however, because of their great sadness, they were all freely allowed to gather at the funeral in the church and mauka at the cemetery of Maemae.
When the coffin was lowered into the grave, and when the graveside service was over, that was when Mrs. Stevenson fainted, and in a short time, her last breath left her, and this made the grief of the friends gathered there increase twofold.
(Kuokoa, 2/9/1912, p. 1)