Follow up on previous post about Peter K. Morse, 1926.

KAINANA HIRAM PASSES ON TO OTHER WORLD

At eleven o’clock in the night of last Tuesday, Mrs. Hiram, who was a kamaaina to the people of this town, Mrs. Elizabeth Kainana Puahi Hiram, grew weary of this life at her home on Makee Road¹ in Waikiki.

She was born on the 22nd of June, 1853, therefore, at her passing, she was 73 years old.

On the evening of this past Sunday, her funeral was held at the mortuary of M. E. Silva.

¹Although spelled Makee, this is pronounced Makī, just as how Ena of Ena Road is pronounced Ina.

(Kuokoa, 8/5/1926, p. 6)

HALA O KAINANA HIRAM MA KELA AO

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXV, Helu 31, Aoao 6. Augate 5, 1926.

Letter from a son away serving in the armed forces to his mother, 1918.

PETER K. MORSE

A SON WRITES TO HIS MOTHER.

The picture above is of a Hawaiian boy who left Hawaii nei to join the armed forces in England, and he is currently a corporal in the cavalry for the British cavalry in Canada.

This is the son of Mrs. Kainana Hiram of Kapahulu, Waikiki, whose name is Peter Kalanikuhookahi Morse, and his letter was penned to his mother on the 24th of November. Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day, 1933.

MOTHER’S DAY OBSERVED ONCE MORE.

Just as has been the custom these past years, the day for mothers has been observed, and flowers were placed on the breasts of the mothers on this past Sunday. Gladdened were the mothers as well at the children. What really should be done is that the children should always do what makes their mothers happy, and so too should they always do what makes their fathers happy and everyone else.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 5/25/1933, p. 2)

MALAMA HOU IA KA LA O NA MAKUAHINE

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 4, Aoao 2. Mei 25, 1933.

Beginnings of Mother’s Day in Hawaii nei, 1913.

MOTHER’S DAY.

It would appear that this is the third or second year perhaps here in Honolulu in which we have remembered mothers on this past Sunday; this is foreign to us, but it will maybe become something regular in the future, like the other foreign observances that have come amongst us.

While our mothers are still living is the time that they should be remembered, and not just for that day that was set aside, but we believe that we are indebted for all that our mother’s put up with for our sake, and we invite each and everyone to give in all manner their love to their mothers. Continue reading