Samuel Kauahipaula, 1940.

A Man of Patience

Sam Kauahipaula
(In His Youth)

The picture placed above is a picture of Sam Kauahipaula of Hamakua, a man who patiently worked for 50 years, and who currently is receiving retirement pay.

He worked at the Kukaiau Sugar Plantation from when he was just a young boy and worked for the pay of 50¢ a day. Although receiving such a pittance, he worked patiently without giving up.

While putting up with adversity and having a good attitude, he was promoted to company driver, where he hauled cane to the mill. He continued at working at this position and the fruit of his patience was that he was promoted to sub-foreman [luna liilii] in charge of the laborers, and at a certain point, he was made assistant timekeeper [kokua luna kiko la] for the workers.

He held on to the position of foreman until he was retired, whereupon he received a pension from the sugar plantation company.

Sam Kauahipaula was a trusted man, not by his bosses, but by the people of his area, and he was chosen as the inspector of elections of his voting district, and he held that position for a great many years, until …

Sam Kauahipaula
(At this time)

the inspectors of election were changed because of the change in government leadership.

Throughout his life, he was never a man that did not put himself behind the Almighty, and became a servant of His Kingdom. He was elected as treasurer of Maunahoano Church in Paauilo that was presided over by J. W. Waiohinu. This is because he was trusted.

He was born in Kainehe, between Kukaiau and Paauilo, and he still lives at the same place now.

His first born, Kahaili Kauahipaula, is living in Villa Franca [Villafranca]. The next born was a member of the Legislature for a number of years gone by, that being W. N. Kauahipaula [W. N. K. Kauahipaula was of the Home Rule Party]

There are very few Hawaiians who continued at a profession like this Hawaiian. 50 years is not a short period of time. Let us Hawaiians be proud of that kind of man.

(Aloha Aina Hoku o Hawaii, 6/12/1940, p. 1)

Ke Kanaka Hoomanawanui

Ke Aloha Aina Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXV, Number 7, Page 1. Mei Iune 12, 1940.

4 thoughts on “Samuel Kauahipaula, 1940.

  1. Aloha nui,
    Mahalo nui ʻia kēia wahi a me nā hana a pau ma ʻaneʻi nei. Just wanted to also let you know the citations for this article are mistyped. This was published in Ka Hoku o Hawaii (rather than Aloha Aina) on the date you specify first: June 12, 1940. (Down below it reads Mei 12.)

    Mahalo nui once again!

  2. Mahalo nui for this beautiful article in honor of my great-grandfather. I am in awe of his humble service to his community; my community in this time. I still live upon his land as does my mother. May I purchase this story from you?

    • Aloha. That is really good to hear. The articles on this blog are not for sale. They are here for the sharing with anyone who is interested.
      Mahalo for your response. It is always nice to hear when people find connections to the past through them.

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