A Hawaiian dies far away from home, 1917.

Passed Away.

It was from the steamer Ventura that news was heard of the passing of a Hawaiian mother well known by those of Hilo and Honolulu, that being Mrs. Meleana Keomailani Kenuwe, and her bones will be left in foreign lands where she lived for a long time, for 17 or more years. She left her beloved community of her homeland in 1888 to go live with her daughters, Jessie Kamokukaha Wilson and Mrs. Mary Kinoole Shotlz. Her sons-in-law worked planting fruits in the county of Santa Clara, an area in California that is fifty miles from San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu in 1829, and died at 76 years old. Mrs. Caroline Paakaiulaula Bush of this town is her younger sister, and here also is her son Alfred Kapahukapu Kenway. She has ten surviving grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. How sad for that beloved mother who has passed; she is a native and well-acquainted with living in the Lanipili rains of Hilo. When her daughters were young, she was a travel companion of the Lady Treasurer of this Aloha Aina newspaper [Emma Nawahi], and she was a favorite in the bosom of that beloved lady who has passed on. Aloha no. That path which she has taken is one we must all take. The Aloha Aina shares in the sorrow of the family of that beloved mother who has gone.

[It is good to note that sometimes there is the same Hawaiianization for different haole names. When one hears Kenuwe, we would usually think Greenwell, but here we see that it is what Hawaiians called Kenway.

It is also good to remember that there are at times more than one Hawaiianization for a single haole name.]

(Aloha Aina, 7/8/1905, p. 5)

O Mrs. Meleana Kenuwe Ua Hala.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XI, Helu 27, Aoao 5. Iulai 8, 1905.

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