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At nine o’clock in the morning of this past Friday, the life breath of John Kahikina Kelekona left forever at his home; he was a very famous historian, and an old newspaperman in this town in years past, and his famous works will become an unforgettable monument to him.
He left behind many children, six daughters and two sons. The girls are: Mrs. I. Cockett; Mrs. J. R. Francis; Mrs. Ernest Kaai; Mrs. Joseph Namea; Mrs. M. Dutro, of Wailuku, Maui; Miss Emma Sheldon; and the boys are: D. K. Sheldon and Henry Sheldon, who work as clerks on inter-island steamships.
He left also two brothers [hoahanau]: William J. Sheldon, one of the esteemed members of the legislature some sessions ago, and Lawrence K. Sheldon who is with the law enforcement office in Honolulu. Continue reading →
On the morning of this Friday, John Kahikina Sheldon, one of the old typesetters, a famous newspaper writer, and translator and interpreter for the court, left this life. He was a fellow laborer in this work. He has gone, but his work will not be forgotten. Aloha indeed.
(Holomua, 3/28/1914, p. 8)
Ka Holomua, Buke I, Helu 26, Aoao 8. Maraki 28, 1914.
John G. M. Sheldon, brother of Henry Sheldon, of Lihue, and Wm. J. Sheldon, formerly of Waimea, died in Honolulu of hemorrhage last Friday morning. He had been in rather poor health for several years. Henry Sheldon left by the Kinau Saturday for Honolulu to attend the funeral, which took place Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Sheldon was one of the oldest printers in the Islands, having begun work as such when quite young. Being proficient in both the English and Hawaiian languages, he was frequently employed as interpreter in the courts and elsewhere. He had many friends by whom he was well liked.
(Garden Island, 3/31/1914, p. 1)
The Garden Island, Volume 10, Number 12, Page 1. March 31, 1914.