MY LOVED ONE, MY FATHER HAS GONE.
In the evening of Sunday, the 30th of March, the angel of death plucked the life of A. Panui [? Abraham Panui] and took him on the road of no return.
He was born at Kaanapali, Maui, in the year of 1827, and when he was 18, he left his birth land for Kapaa, Kauai, and he married his wife and from their loins were born 4 girls with his first wife, and 10 children with his second wife.
From his children were born 17 grandchildren [moopuna kuakahi], and his grandchildren in turn had 1 great-grandchild [kualua]. And the length of his life in this world was 63 years.
He served as a teacher for the district of Kapaa, Kauai, for many years, and after that he respectably left that occupation. He was a leader [luna nui] of the church of Kapaa, and he was a person who relied solely upon what was righteous, and in this way he served faithfully at this occupation until he left the ohana; he was kind when getting together with friends, he was welcoming to all who visited the entrance of his home, and he was very well known by all the kamaaina of that area who saw him.
Therefore, the ohana and children are living without a father, with sadness and sorrow for this loss. It was a Waialua where he left this life, and left behind his family and friends grieving after him with sadness for him.
Therefore, blessed by the Almighty God, the one who giveth and taketh away.
Mrs. L. Menese.
(Kuokoa, 4/12/1890, p. 3)