John F. Colburn [Kolopana] passes away, 1861.

[Found under: “Kela mea keia mea o Hawaii nei.”]

DEATH.—Death continues its work amongst us, and has taken one of our workers. John F. Colburn (Kolopana), died on this past morning of Sunday. For many years he was the Auctioneer in this Town, and he held a high stature amongst the fine folks. He was for some years a Fireman, and when he died, he was one of the Heads of the Fire Department [Oihana Kinai Ahi]. At his funeral, all of the people of the firefighters attended his funeral. The engine of the Hook and Ladder Company [Hui Lou me ke Alapii] was where his body was laid and pulled by the Hook and Ladder Company and the other four Fire Companies dressed in their Fire fighting uniforms, while the procession went from his residence to where he was buried; the bell of Engine Company #1 [Hui Helu 1] rang out long, and it was a very fine service. Kolopana was from New York, where his parents and sister now live. He left behind his widowed wife, and three children.

(Kuokoa, 12/16/1861, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu V, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 16, 1861.


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