James A. E. Kinney and his ohana, 1943.

At Sea

The picture above is of James A. E. Kinney, the son of K. W. Kinney of Hana, Maui, and one of the writers to Ka Hoku o Hawaii. It is believed that A. E. Kinney is at Sea with the Air Force, doing air surveillance [kilo ea]. He graduated from the air surveillance school in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past April and returned to his post at West Palm Beach, Florida, and thereafter it was decided to send him to sea.

A Hawaiian Youth

James Apollo Everett Kinney was born of the loins of Mr. K. W. [Kihapiilani William] and Mrs. Sarah Kaleo Kinney, at the McBryde Sugar Plantation in Kauai, when his father was working burning cane, and he was 32 years old.

He was educated at Kamehameha School and graduated and entered the University of Oregon.

When he returned home to his land of birth, he decided to to become a pioneer and to go and live on the small islands of the south-west, those being Midway, Wake, Johnson, and Jarvis. He lived there for three years or more.

He is from one of the kamaaina families of Hawaii nei, and they have 12 children; the oldest being 53 years old while the youngest is 11 months old.

David Kiaaina Kinney, the Head Cane Burner of the Sugar Plantation of Kohala, Hawaii.

Howard Kealohanui Kinney, Agent and Bookkeeper of the Oahu Railway Co., at Waianae, Oahu.

Arthur Kailua, Head Cane Burner of the McBryde Sugar Plantation, Wahiawa, Kauai.

Ernest Kaipoleimanu, Engineer of the Fireboat [Moku Malama Puahi] of Honolulu Harbor.

Bernard Kaahukoo, Lieutenant and Deputy Sheriff of North and South Kohala, and as for James Apollo, the one whose picture is placed above, He was appointed as a sergeant in his unit.

He however is not the youngest in this family, but he is followed by his younger sibling who was born in September 1941 in the family patch of Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Kinney.

In this past Evangelical Conference [Ahahui Euanelio] of the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, in the month of September 1941, the child was baptized at Wananalua Church on the last day of the Conference, and Communion [Ahaaina a ka Haku] was held by the kahu of Wananalua, Rev. Herbert Brewster.

At the same time, the child Kaleo William Kinney was consecrated as a child of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association [Papa Hawaii], carried out by Rev. S. L. Desha, Jr. (Kiwini Opio), while held by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Mersberg, and assisted by Rev. N. C. Schenck, Herbert Brewster, Harold F. Cram, L. B. Kaumeheiwa, Robert Jennon [? Robert Kennan], George Kauaulalena, Moses Inaina, H. K. Poepoe, Samuel Saffery, Moses Kahiapo, John Kukahiko and the esteemed members and the fellow workers of the Conference, while the congregations stood.

From the children of these parents came 39 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. God has made made abundant the bodily garden of these parents. Their oldest is 53 years old and the youngest is 11 months.

This youth, James Apollo Everett, has many uncles, and these are:

Robbins Kinney of Hilo; Joseph George, Oliver, David, and Ray of New York.

Some of those named above were educated here at the Hilo Boarding School [Kula Hanai o Hilo], and some at other schools.

Therefore, O Readers of the Hoku o Hawaii, we can see the good fruit that budded and produced fruit the fine garden of these parents and grew and produced fine fruit for the parents to be proud of and we Hawaiians as well are proud of the efforts of this youth as he is placed in a high caliber.

Another thing that makes us very happy is the planting of this fine father of good seeds in his children and they’ve followed in his footsteps and have become cane burners for various sugar plantations. This is not like some children who don’t follow in the footsteps of their father. There are but a very few children like these.

We pray that the Heavenly Father continues to keep having these children fulfill their part for the good and progress of our nation and our beloved aina.

We congratulate you, Mr. K. W. Kinney for [unlcear phrase] your children [unclear] that will bring fame to your name in many places across the world, through them showing what they can do; and this will be something to bring pride throughout their lives.

Much thanks to you, O Good friend.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/15/1943, p. 1)

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