JOHN A. K. K. MILES
WORKING IN THE SERVICE OF AMERICA
The picture above is of a Hawaiian boy who is working in the navy of America at St. Pedro, Los Angeles, as a secretary in the department of the payroll of the military.
The name of this Hawaiian youth is John Adams Kalahanauokalani Kalakaua¹ Miles, a child of Jennie K. Miles and the older brother of Legislator Willie E. Miles of this city.
He was born in Kohala, Hawaii, on the 16th of November, 1885, and therefore he will make 32 on the 16th of next month.
When he was but four years old, he was taken from Hawaii nei, and after working at various jobs, he joined the military of America. And today, we see that he is in the service in Los Angeles, where he resides.
¹One way names were given traditionally was after important events, whether happy or sad. This is a nice and clear example of a commemorative name. John A. K. K. Miles was born on November 16, 1885, on the birthday of King Kalakaua. He was therefore named literally “The birthday of the royal one Kalakaua”.
(Kuokoa, 10/19/1917, p. 4)