Pauli K. Hosea Iwiula, 1912.

My Beloved Husband Has Gone, Undoing Our Bond


O Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha to you:—Please extend your patience and allow me space in one of your columns for my parcel of my parent in my youth, and perhaps many of our friends will see it, and our companions in the Lord living from where the sun rises at Kumukahi all the way to where it shimmers into the sea of Lehua.

Pauli Kaoleiokukaiakauilani Hosea Iwiula was born in Kamoiliili¹, Oahu, on the 26th of June, 1862, from the loins of Iwiula (m) and Kapolei (f); according to the history of Iwiula, he was a descendant of the chiefly family of Kamalalawalu of Maui, and of kaukau alii rank in the court of the fathers of kings [Makualii, Makua Alii], Kekuanaoa and Kanaina, and the monarchs of the time; and the line related to Pauahi Kaoleioku Hosea Iwiula’s mother, that being Kapolei, she was closely related to the chiefly blood of Kekaulike Nui of Molokai, and being that Molokai is where Kapolei (f) was born, it is believed by the locals here in Kamoiliili that Hosea Iwiula is a chief for whom this eulogy is for.

While Kapolei was young, following the death of Kahuloa, her first husband, she married the aforementioned Iwiula. At that time, Kapolei’s was regularly a singing teacher for the young chiefly women of those days. And Kamoiliili’s handsome prince and gentleman of the time was Pauli Kaoleioku, the first born of the alii Haumea of the serene lands of Ehu, the land where water lies in the face of the cloud banks [epithets for Kona, Hawaii]. And as what happens when people grow up, there is a craving for the great fish that passes before one’s eyes, and that is perhaps why Kapolei and Pauli Kaoleioku were mixed up together, and Hosea was conceived, a son from the loins of Kapolei, and thus Hosea Iwiula was said to be a child of Pauli, and an alii.

During the days when we lived as man and wife, he became a parent to me, and so also me for him. My dear husband was very skilled in singing, and it was he who always lead the Sunday School classes of Kamoiliili for almost thirty or more years, and he was the elder [luna kahiko] of the Kamoiliili Church for almost twenty-four years and also is a long-time member of the Kawaiahao Church, then he left that position in the hands of Hiram Kaaha who is still there now. Hosea was a member of the leaders of Kawaiahao Church from his branch church of Kamoiliili. During the days when he was the leader of the Sunday School for Kaawili, he assisted his Sunday School students immensely, by clothing them with their uniforms, shoes and hats; he helped the children a lot.

I was joined with him on the 16th of January, 1882, at Kamoiliili, and we had ten children, and six of them are still living: one daughter and five sons; and four of them have gone before and he has gone in search to be with them.

On Tuesday, the 25th of January, he went to Kauai for the building of the home of Sam Kaeo, the Kauai county attorney, which he would be painting; and in the last week of December, the 29th, he returned to Kamoiliili, and joined in to lead the Sunday School class of Kamoiliili at the last quarterly congregational convention of 1911, and on January 25, he went back to Nawiliwili where his job was, and there after a few weeks began a sickness in his body, and it progressed until he passed from me in that unfamiliar land, on April 29, 1912, and he and I travelled over the great Kaieie Channel for here in Honolulu aboard the Malulani on the 30th of April, and my beloved lei, my husband was left at the funeral home of M. E. Silva, and on the following Thursday, he was carried to Kamoiliili, and within this church where the two of us along with the friends of this place would always gather to worship God, his funeral service was held and he was returned to the place of all men, and the saying was fulfilled: “Man goes to his eternal home, and the spirit returns to its maker.” For “He gave and He hath taken away, blessed be the name of Jehovah.”

O Lililehua Rain of Palolo, you shall no more buffet the cheeks of my beloved; and you as well, O Kuahine Rain which treads upon the fringes of the lehua of Manoa, you will no more soak him and his lashes; O Royal Capitol of Honolulu, he shall not see your fairness; and O Shores which I was with my beloved, your rocky banks will never again be glided over by his loving feet, and O Seas of Kaalawai and Keauau where me and my loving husband were as one, you will not see him again passing by with me.

Alas, there is only love for my husband of my youth, my parent of my uneducated days. I am yours, O My Beloved, that did [lueuele?], wandering the streets in tears.

Me with sorrow,


Kamoiliili, May 11, 1912.

¹Kamoiliili is known today generally as Moiliili.

[I have found no other usages of the word “lueuele”. Unless the newspapers are accurately typescripted, we won’t know if lueuele is a typo, or if it is indeed a word. The more examples of usages and context found, the clearer the meaning of the word will be. Does the acceptance of inaccurate typing indicate that these words are not important?]

(Kuokoa, 5/17/1912, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 20, Aoao 4. Mei 17, 1912.

Shark attack, 1914.


This Sunday, Mar. 1—A Japanese and his son went to pick opihi [kui opihi] on the sea cliffs of Honomu, and while they were enjoying the opihi picking, the boy slipped and fell into the ocean, and before the father could do something for the child, the boy was taken by a huge black shark.

The body of that Japanese boy was held upwards in view of the father, and when it went back down into the ocean, the waist was severed, and with the second bite of that man-eating shark, the body of that unfortunate boy was completely gone. The actions done by that niuhi to that pitiful child is truly frightening.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/5/1914, p. 2)

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 8, Helu 39, Aoao 2. Maraki 5, 1914.

Vital Statistics, 1912.


Young Chow to Rose Kalimapehu, May 4.
Keaka [Jack] Aki to Helen Jones, May 5.
William Freeman to Emily Toomey, May 6.
Joaquin Pele Keolanui to Hatsuno Abe, May 6.
M. K. Moiha to Ida Kamaka, May 7.
Elia Kaupe to Sarah Kipu, May 7.
Daniel K. Kalauokaaeae to Agnes M. Keau, May 12.
Charles R. Fern to Elizabeth Holokai, May 13.


To S. K. Palau and Awa Haili, a daughter, April 7.
To Inoaole [Nameless] and Hattie Bell, a daughter, April 18.
To Yee Ching Sing and Pary P. Moe, a daughter, April 30.
To Kamakaikolia and Annie Kaiser, a son, May 5.
To Solomon Kueha and Helen Pahu, a daughter, May 5.
To Mr. and Mrs. Nohonahele, a daughter, May 8.
To Peter M. Naluai and Rachel E. Cummings, a daughter, May 9.
To Ah Sing and Hattie, a daughter, May 10.
To George Opulauoho and Agnes Mendiola, a daughter, May 12.
To James Kailieha and Fanny Kahuli, a daughter, May 13.
To Ahuna and Papai Hoopii, a son, May 13.
To Joe McEncore and Ellen M. Rowe, a daughter, May 13.


Joseph Hu Hussey, on Muliwai Street, May 4.
Makaeha Hookuanui, on Kanoa Street, May 4.
Mikaela Kawainui, on Kaimuki Avenue, May 4.
James Kaimi, on Kalihi Street, May 5.
Kaiponohea Raymond, on Liliha Street, May 7.
Kauaua Kahulanui, on Alapai Lane, May 8.
Kaupe Kepau, on South Street, May 10.
Kelii, at Queen’s Hospital, May 10.
John Kapahee, at the stream of Waikahalulu, May 10.
Lydia K. Kamakee, on Kamehameha IV Road, May 12.
Joseph Hao, at the train depot, May 12.

(Kuokoa, 5/17/1912, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 20, Aoao 8. Mei 17, 1912.

More coverage on Liliuokalani’s baptism into Anglican Faith.

The Queen was baptized and there was a laying on of hands that morning by the Head Bishop of Honolulu, in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, during a special prayer service held at 6:30. Through this, she became a brethren of that Church. The baptismal font was bedecked with flowers and greenery.

(Makaainana, 5/18/1896, p. 8)

Ua bapetizoia a kaulimaia ke Aliiaimoku...

Ka Makaainana, Buke V—-Ano Hou, Helu 20, Aoao 8. Mei 18, 1896.

Liliuokalani and the Anglican Church, 1896.

Liliuokalani Becomes a Member of the Anglican Church.

At 6 o’clock or so on this Monday, Liliuokalani was baptized and there was a laying on of hands (Kopirimatio) by Bishop Willis, in St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The font was festooned with flowers of all sorts.

[We found this small mention about Liliuokalani’s baptism because of response by Corrine Chun Fujimoto on yesterday’s post about the Anglican Church in Hawaii!

Also, can help me with the word that “Kopirimatio” comes from?]

(Kuokoa, 5/22/1896, p. 2)

Lilo o Liliuokalani i Hoahanau no ka Ekalesia Katolika Enelani.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 21, Aoao 2. Mei 22, 1896.

Beginnings of the Anglican Church in Hawaii, 1862.

Pertaining to the 28th of November¹

This day known to everyone, the day of the return of independence to the Islands and the day chosen by the Monarchs as a day for the two of them to join the new faith which has recently arrived.

On the morning of that day, at the hour of 10½, the Alii arrived at the Church and the National troops [koa o ke Aupuni], the Honolulu Rifles [koa Rifles?], the Hawaii Kiai [?], and the Cavalry [Puali Kaua Lio] were all lined up.

When the Alii arrived and passed through the entrance, the Bishop came and layed his hand and blessed them. They then entered within and sat down; following them was a procession, and they entered while chanting one of the psalms. After this was done, the laying on of hands began, and they were confirmed as brethren of the new church.

The beauty that is imbued in all creatures of the earth is what left all of their subjects who went there awe-stricken. Some wept, some fled [hoonaholoholopoo?], some were downcast, and some shuddered in awe, appearing as if the spirit from the heavens was accepted in the Monarchs joining into the circle of eternal life.

Present was Her Highness Princess V. K. Kaahumanu, the Honorable M. Kekuanaoa, the Honorable R. C. Wyllie, the Honorable Chief Justice E. H. Allen, the Honorable C. R. Bishop and his wife, the Honorable C. Kapaakea, the Honorable Colonel D. Kalakaua, Colonel McKibbin Jr., Colonel W. C. Lunalilo, Major Hasslocher, Kekaaniau, the Dowager Queen K. Hakaleleponi, Mrs. Haalelea, the wives of the Supreme Court Judges, and the Honorable Ii. There also was W. W. F. Synge and his wife, along with the Consuls of Foreign Nations.

The building was filled with those wanting to witness the joining of the Monarchs as brethren, and everyone felt much appreciation for the beauty of the Royals, the Alii, and the ceremony performed. God save the King.

¹La Kuokoa [Hawaiian Independence Day]

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 12/4/1862, p. 2)

No ka la 28 o Novemaba.

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke 2, Helu 8, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 4, 1862.

50 Years of the Anglican Church in Hawaii, 1912.


On the 21st of this month, Bishop Willis of Tonga will arrive along with his queen, to join in rejoicing over the Fiftieth Year Jubilee since the establishment of the Anglican Faith here in Hawaii.

Bishop Willis is the second Bishop who headed this faith in Hawaii nei, and as a result of Hawaii being annexed to America, the administration of the Church has transferred to the Bishop of America and he left the position he held for a long time with patience.

Because of the kindness of Bishop Restarick, who is currently the head, he invited the two of them to come and to perform together in the ceremonies prepared, and to witness the works that they established, putting much effort into moving these great endeavors forward.

Therefore, they will indeed arrive, and on one of the days of that week, the Church Convention of the Islands will be held with representatives coming together to consider ways to advance the works of God through this Faith.

[That makes this year 150 years!]

(Kuokoa, 5/10/1912, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 19, Aoao 8. Mei 10, 1912.

Old Folks’ Home for the Whites, 1912.


With the $10,000 readied today, the King’s Daughters [Kaikamahine a ka Moi] are looking for additional funds to total $50,000; that sum of money, once accumulated is intended for the building of a home for the elderly, frail white people, and that they be taken care of there until they find rest, just like the Lunalilo Home is today; it will be a perfect place for those people when they grow frail and can’t care for themselves.

That association owns a piece of land in Kaimuki on Waialae Avenue, between 4th Avenue and 5th; and on that property will be built that home, and it is a splendid spot for this new home.

At a meeting of that association held last week, the building design drawn by H. L. Kerr was approved, and it is believed that when the building is completed, it will be a home that will add to the beauty of Kaimuki in the future.

(Kuokoa, 5/10/1912, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 19, Aoao 1. Mei 10, 1912.