John Rollin “JACK” Desha, 1917.

J. R. DESHA

DESHA, JOHN ROLLIN, Washington, D. C.; born at Napoopoo, S. Kona District, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 1887, a descendant of the Desha family of Kentucky; son of Stephen Langhern and Mary Kaakopua (Kekumano) Desha; educated at the Kamehameha School and Oahu College (Honolulu), Harvard University, A. B. 1912, attending Geo. Washington University, Law Dept.; married Agnes Ready at Medford, Mass.; two children: Evelyn and Jacqueline. Has been private secretary to the Hon. J. K. Kalanianaole, delegate to U. S. Congress from the Territory of Hawaii since 1912. Conducted the Congressional Party to Hawaii, which included more than 125 people, in 1915. Member of the Delta Upsilon Frat. (Harvard), Harvard Club of Washington, D. C., Harvard Varsity Club and Chiefs of Hawaii.

(Siddall, John William, ed. “Men of Hawaii,” Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd. 1917.)

J. R. DESHA

Siddall, John William, ed. “Men of Hawaii.” Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd. 1917.

 

More on Jack Desha, 1912.

KIWINI HAS A GRANDCHILD.

Amongst the youth of Hawaii nei who are pursuing education who have gone to “Foreign Lands” [Aina E], one of them is the son of our friend, Rev. Stephen Desha. He left for Harvard College. This Hawaiian youth lived at the home of the parents of a girl by the name of Miss Agnes Reddy, in Medford, Massachusetts. This Hawaiian youth was enraptured with this young lady. With all the might in the young Desha, he asked the father of the woman who he was taken with to agree that there be the bond of holy matrimony between him and his daughter. The father of the young lady refused, that his daughter could not marry a Protestant being that this family was of the Catholic faith.

So the two young ones fled to Nashua, New Hampshire, without the parents of the woman or anyone else knowing about it. And there they were wed; then they went before her father and revealed to him of their marriage. The father told them that they must have a Catholic marriage. This was carried out. The day they were were wed was on New Year’s Day, of the year 1910, and on the 11th of Dec., 1910, they had their baby. She was named Evalina C. M. Desha.

The schoolmates of young Desha had no idea that living amongst them was a boy that was married and had a large baby; until the next New Year’s Day, when for the first time that the knowledge-seeking Hawaiian announced it outright before his schoolmates.

We hear that the young Desha will enter into Medical School.

(Aloha Aina, 7/13/1912, p. 1)

KANI MOOPUNA NO O KIWINI.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVII Helu 28, Aoao 1. Iulai 13, 1912.

A timely mele, 1919.

HE MELE OLIOLI.

Mo’a Unounoo Puna i ke akua wahine,
Mo’a ma-kaali ka ohia o Moeawakea;
Ke nana aku ia Halaaniani,
Lohe mai ka papa ale ka pahoehoe;
Opiopi i ka la o Kukalaula,
Ke hele la i ka nahele o Maukele a!
Pakele ke aloha mai loaa i ka moe,
Aaohe wa, a ua hiki mai oe;
O ka hala ana aku la no ia o ke aloha,
Hala ke aloha naue pu no me ka anoai e!
Ilaila, ilaila wale iho la no a wali ke kino,
Wali wale iho no i ka manao a loko a!
E, he-a hoi mai hoi e!

(Kuokoa, 6/6/1919, p. 3)

HE MELE OLIOLI.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 23, Aoao 3. Iune 6, 1919.