MY ELIZA HAS GONE.
Mr. Editor of the Kilohana, much Aloha between us:—Please place in an open space of the Pride of the Nation [ka Hiwahiwa a ka Lahui], my lamentation for my beloved wife, Mrs. Eliza Kaipoleimanu Opiopio, who left me, her husband, grieving alone for her.
Oh my dearly beloved wife, alas I will never more hear your voice; and see your last breath, auwe, I am in misery over your leaving me!
My dearly beloved wife was born on the 4th of November of the year 1895, at Kakaako, Honolulu, Oahu; by Hanaukama Hugo (m) and Lilia Kahiao (f), and she was educated at Kawaiahao Girls’ School [Kula Kaikamahine o Kawaiahao], and on the 20th of December 1913, she was joined to me in the covenant of marriage at Kawaiahao Church by Rev. H. Parker.
She let out her last breath on the 3rd of August, 1914, at the Kapiolani Maternity Home [Home Hoohanau Keiki Kapiolani], and left me bemoaning her alone along with our daughter. So that makes more than 7 months of our living together in the holy covenant of marriage, when she left this life. Therefore, she was 18 years old and some when she left this life.
She was a kind woman, mature, and righteous, who cared for the cleanliness of her household, and remained this way until her eternal rest through summers and winters.
Therefore, from the side of the widower, I offer my appreciation and boundless appreciation to the many friends and acquaintances for their gifts of flowers which they adorned the body of my wife, and also to everyone who bear with me in this time of sadness and grief, for my beloved who has passed onto the next world.
Please take this expression of appreciation, and it is God in His infinite kindness, and He in his unmatched Aloha, that will give his blessings upon us, one and all.
From me, the husband who is left without a wife, and our lei who is left without a mother.
OSCAR A. OPIOPIO.
[Who would have thought I would have randomly put up this obituary only to look back and see that I randomly put up their marriage announcement a year back. I wonder what happened to their daughter…]
(Kuokoa, 8/14/1914, p. 3)