Aberahama Kaikioewa Palekaluhi and the malo of Kaumualii,

See this story about A. K. Palekaluhi’s description of a malo of Kaumualii’s, the king of Kauai, found in Additional Notes on Hawaiian Feather Work: a second supplement by William T. Brigham, in Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, Vol VII.—No. 1, 1918. pp. 30–39.

I am not sure if this is what is described here at the Bishop Museum.

Even more on Aberahama Kaikioewa Palekaluhi (if it could be read), 1912.

THAT HIGH CHIEF OF THE LAND HAS GONE.

On Tuesday morning the merciless hand of death stretched out and took the life of that high chief, A. K. Palekaluhi at eighty-one years of life, at his residence in Kalihi. He is a true high chiefly descendant of Hawaii, of Liliha, who is of the lineage and a descendant of Kamehameha Nui, the king of Maui. His died because of the infirmities of old age.

To understand @@@@@, here is his genealogy.

In the lineage of the alii of Hawaii—Keawe, the king of Hawaii wed with Kalanikauleleiaiwi and born was Kekuiapoiwanui (f) who married [male] Kekaulike (m), the king of Maui, and born was Kamehameha Nui, the king of Maui, who married Manuhaaipo (f) and born was Kalaniuluamoku (m), who married Kualiiwahine and born was Loeauwahine (f), who married Koakanu (m) and born was Liliha (w) who married Kulinui (m) and born was A. K. Palekaluhi.

See page four.

[If you look below, most of this first column is hard to decipher, and much of the volunteer input would have likely been @@@@@ @@@@@. Hopefully people will think seriously about how much priceless information will be lost if the original newspapers are not clearly photographed before typescripts are done.]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 5/31/1912, p. 1)

HALA IA ALII KIEKIE O KA AINA.

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 22, Aoao 1. Mei 31, 1912.

THAT HIGH CHIEF OF THE LAND HAS GONE

From Page One.

In the lineage of the alii of Maui—Kaulaheanui married Kalanikauleleaiwi, his first wife, and born was Kekuiapoiwanui. Kaulaheanui married Papaikaniau, his following wife, and born was Kekaulike, the king of Maui, who married Kekuiapoiwanui (f), and born was Kamehameha Nui, who married Manuhaaipo (f) and born was Kalaniulumoku who married Keohookeuki (f), born was Koakanunui who married Loeauwahinenui (f), and born was Liliha (f), who married Kulinui (m), and born was A. Kaikioewa Palekaluhi.

At 10 o’clock this morning, was the funeral over his remains at his eternal home at the cemetery at Koula.

There were many people who joined his last procession.

[It is interesting to see how different newspapers have different information in their coverage of the same event!]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 5/31/1912, p. 4)

MAKE IA ALII KIEKIE O KA AINA

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 22, Aoao 4. Mei 31, 1912.

 

More on Aberahama Kaikioewa Palekaluhi, 1912.

THAT HEAVENLY ONE PASSED BY, STAGGERED AWAY,

GONE ON THAT DARK PATH OF KANE

On the morning of this past Tuesday, May 28th, the shocking news spread all over the capital of the Territory of Hawaii, that the terrifying sickle of the angel of death was stretched out and cut short the life of the High Chief Abraham Kaikioewa Palekaluhi, at eighty-one years of living on this earth. Death took him from his home in Kalihi.

He was a favorite chiefly descendant in the court of the past Kings of Hawaii, all the way until the high chiefs living now. He had many positions in the government. He was a tax assessor at one point, and a tax collector as well. He managed a bar at the corner mauka of the corner of King Street and Nuuanu Avenue. He was a skilled mechanic. He was a friend and a ally of all. He was a true believer in the Roman Catholic faith, and he was in the Republican party until his last breath. This Friday, May 31st, his remains [kino wailua] was carried to the last abode where his body would be laid.

He descended from two royal lineages, from Hawaii and from Maui.

Hawaii Island Lineage:—Keawe, the King of Hawaii, “wed” [noho] with Kalanikauleleiaiwi (f) and Kekuiapoiwanui (f) was born, who wed Kekaulike (m), the King of Maui, and Kamehameha Nui was born (which was not Kamehameha I, Ka Na’i Aupuni of Hawaii), who wed with Manuhaaipo (f) and Kalaniulumoku (m) was born, who wed Kualiiwahine (f) and born was Loeauwahine (f), who wed Koakanu (m), and Liliha (f) was born, who wed Kulinui (m) and Aberahama Kaikioewa Palekaluhi was born.

Maui Island Lineage:—Kaulaheanuikane (m), King of Maui wed [hoao] with Kalanikauleleiaiwi (f), which was his first wife, and Kekuiapoiwa (f) was born. Kaulaheanui (m) married again to Papaikaniau (f), his second wife, and born was Kekaulike (m), the King of Maui, who wed Kekuiapoiwanui (f), and born was Kamehameha Nui, who wed Manuhaaipo (f), and born was Kalaniulumoku (m), who wed Keohokeuki (f) and born was Koakanu Nui (m), who wed Loeaunui (f), and born was Liliha (f), who wed Kulinui (m), and born was Aberahama Kaikioewa Palekaluhi.

(Aloha Aina, 6/1/1912, p. 1)

AUI, NEWA'KU LA IA LANI, HALA I KE ALA POLOHIWA A KANE

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 22, Aoao 1. Iune 1, 1912.

Aberahama Kaikioewa Palekaluhi passes away, 1912.

THAT HIGH CHIEF OF THE LAND HAS GONE.

At his residence in Kalihi, on this past Tuesday morning, A. K. Palekaluhi, one of the high chiefs of this land grew weary of this life, at 81 years of age.

A. K. Palekaluhi, who died, was a high chief, as he was a son of Liliha, a high chiefess, a descendant of Kamehameha Nui, the King of the Island of Maui. On this morning, there will be a funeral over his body from the mortuary of H. H. Williams under the administration of the Catholic faith.

While Palekaluhi was living, he always carried with him a pocket watch given to him as a present by a kaukau alii; the amazing thing about that watch was that the initials and letters of his name were the hours in place of the Roman numerals you normally see on all watches. During his youth, he had much power in politics. Greatly loved is that native chief!

[Notice how this has much more information than just what was given in the Vital Statistics column in the same issue of Kuokoa.]

(Kuokoa, 5/31/1912, p. 4)

HALA IA ALII KIEKIE O KA AINA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 22, Aoao 4. Mei 31, 1912.

Dangers of Mango Season, 1912.

FELL FROM A MANGO TREE.

Joseph K. Pratt, a Hawaiian boy of just eight years of age, on this Tuesday, the 21st of May, fell from a Mango tree in Pauoa Valley, and his cheek was severely hurt; this information was given to the police department over the Telephone with belief that he was dead, but the police arrived there and it was seen that he was alive, perhaps because he regained consciousness from the dizziness after falling.

However, he broke his front teeth and maybe he broke some of his bones; the injured child was taken to Queen’s Hospital. Our instruction to parents of children is to watch over them and not allow them to climb on trees and places that would put the children of ours in danger, for they are the ones who will increase and procreate the generations here forward and through which there is hope for the increase of the Hawaiian Race.

[Words to live by: whether in 1912 or a hundred years later in 2012.]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 5/24/1912, p. 1)

HAULE MAI LUNA MAI O KE KUMU MANAKO

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 21, Aoao 1. Mei 24, 1912.