Early encouragement to send in vital statistics information, 1857.


I request of everyone of Hawaii nei: the Schoolmasters, teachers, school superintendents, and all people in general, to inform us immediately of the names of pe0ple who get married, and give birth, and die, in your area; they will be published together in the Hae Hawaii weekly so that the readers will see. That is how the haole papers work; those kinds of things are printed weekly. This is how to write in.

O Hae Hawaii; P. Kimo and E. Kalama were wed on the 5th of Ap. 1857, Lahaina; they were married by D. B.

Or like this. O H. H. On the 5th of Ap., 1857, Kahale died at Waialua, Oahu, at 35 years of age. He died of fever.

Or like this. O H. H. On the 5th of Ap. 1857, Aka was born, a son, to Kamai and Kahele, at Kaupo, Maui.

That is how they will be printed succinctly, and they will be published all together in the Hae every week; the church members and friends from afar will be happy to read this sort of thing. Therefore, everyone be alert to these things. Let the Schoolmasters and all educated people be encouraged so that this information is given at promptly. Inform us of when a child is born, so too when someone dies, and when people get married. That is how it is done in enlightened lands; and this indeed is an enlightened land; the time of ignorance has passed. Report it all to the Head of the Hae Hawaii, J. Fuller.


[Extensive listings of vital statistics followed soon after!]

(Hae Hawaii, 4/15/1857, p. 10)


Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 2, Helu 3, Aoao 10. Aperila 15, 1857.

First birth announcement in a Hawaiian-Language Newspaper? 1834.

Honolulu March 4.

Kinau just gave birth, on Sunday, Feb. 9th, to a son. Kauikeaouli named him Liholiho for his older brother who died in lands afar, and took this child as his own. The child is living with the King.

[This Liholiho, child of Kinau, is Kamehameha IV.]

Honolulu Maraki 4.

Ka Lama Hawaii, Makahiki 1, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Maraki 14, 1834.


Vital Statistics, fifty years earlier, 1862.


January 20, at Aigupika, Honolulu, Oahu, John L. Kapahi was married to Rose Wahinepio, by E. W. Clark.
January 20, at the same place, Samuela Kalaikoa married Kahuewai (f), E. W. Clark performed the marriage.
January 17, at Kaakopua, Honolulu, Liwai (m) married Elena Mokaulele (f), Halemano performed the marriage.


January 12, at Pauoa, Honolulu, Oahu, Lehuanui (m) was born to Palama (m) and Kapuakela (f).
January 14, at Waimea, Koolauloa, Esetena (f) was born to J. M. Kalanipoo and R. Hao (f).
January 7, at Pauoa, Honolulu, Oahu, Kahololio (f) was born to Mahoi (m) and Kenui (f).
January 13, at Pauoa, Oahu, without name (m) was born to Pila and Kapuakela (f).


January 13, at Leleo, Honolulu, Kaniuhi (m) died suddenly.
January 18, at Kewalo, Honolulu, Keliipiiaina (f) died of syphilis.
January 16, at Kikihale, Honolulu, without name died, a daughter of Kanui (f) of Hilo.
January 18, at the same place, Mokuewai (f) died of fever.
January 16, at Opunaha, Waikiki Kai, Kalua (f) died.
January 4, at Hamohamo, Waikiki Kai, Kukona (m) died.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 1/23/1862, p. 3)


Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 18, Aoao 3. Ianuari 23, 1862.

Vital Statistics column, 1912.


To John Frank and Olivia Frank, a girl, Jan. 9.
To K. C. Doo and Edith Kaukau, a boy, Jan. 15.
To Albert Kauwe, Jr. and Matilda Leleo, a boy, Jan. 14.
To Thomas K. Rice and Nina Joe, a girl, Jan. 17.
To Henry Wilson and Hannah Mahuka, a girl, Jan. 18.
To John E. Rice and Lucy Rice, a boy, Jan. 13.
To Lily Keanini, an “illegitimate” girl, Jan. 19.
To Edith Pulei, an “illegitimate” boy, Jan. 6.
To Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Kauahi, a girl, Jan. 22, 1912.


Kaupe Kepano (f), at the corner of Queen and Richard Streets, Jan. 18.
William Alohikea, on Hustace Avenue, Jan. 18.
Julia Aleleka, on Mokauea Street, Jan. 18.
Henry Kapoonamanu, at 2149 King Street, Jan. 18.
Emily Kalainaina, at 752 Kinau Street, Jan. 19.
Hale Nakaluhi, at 2330 Liliha Street, Jan. 19.
Baby of Lily Keanini, Alapai Lane, Jan. 19.
Baby of Hattie Akana, on Beritania Street, Jan. 19.
Elizabeth Wilson, in Kakaako, Jan. 20.
Joseph Iona, on Alapai Lane, Jan. 20.
Haona Kaeo, at 513 Keauhou Street, Jan. 21.
Baby of Elia Jones and Bela, on Gulick Avenue, Jan. 21.
David Kanakaole, at 934 School Street, Jan. 23.

[For some reason there were no marriage announcements in this issue. Maybe one day, all of the newspapers will be searchable for vital statistics like these (and so much more!). And speaking of searchable texts, hopefully typescripts of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers are being done as carefully as possible—one letter off on a name may well result in that name being lost in that location…]

(Kuokoa, 1/26/1912, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 4, Aoao 8. Ianuari 26, 1912.