Kaa kea of Waiakea dies at 110 years old, 1898.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko.”]

At Waiakea Kai, Hilo, an old man just died whose name was Kaa kea, on Thursday last, at 110 years old. It is not exactly known when he was born, however, he stated that he was 30 years old when Kamehameha I died. He joined in the battles of Kamehameha I, and at the last battle in Kona. At the death of the king, he slashed a mark like a moo on his forehead, and he lived with this mark until his death.

(Aloha Aina, 2/14/1898, p. 7)

Ma Waiakea kai, Hilo...

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke IV, Helu 7, Aoao 7. Feberuari 12, 1898.

2 thoughts on “Kaa kea of Waiakea dies at 110 years old, 1898.

  1. Aloha, A Steve Somsen shared his ocean passion in the mid 1970’s in Hawaii where he taught sailing in Kaneohe. If this is the same Steve from long ago, you can contact me.

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