Thomas Hina, police officer during King Kalakaua’s reign dies, 1917.

Officer From the Time of King Kalakaua Dies.

On last Wednesday, the 17th of this month, Thomas Hina grew weary of this life at 80 years old. On Thursday his funeral was held at the mortuary of Townsend and Borthwick.

When Kalakaua was the ruler of Hawaii nei, he was one of the police officers, and at his death, his badge, number 1, was placed upon him, showing that he was one of the oldest officers, and he was the first officer from the reign of King Kalakaua.

For a long time now, Thomas Hina was living on Nuuanu Avenue, and when he died, he left behind his son, John Hina.

(Kuokoa, 1/19/1917, p. 2)

MAKE IA MAKAI O KE AU O KA MOI KALAKAUA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 3, Aoao 2. Ianuari 19, 1917.

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