GREATEST OF ALL IS ALOHA, IT CANNOT BE DROWNED BY GREAT FLOODS.
MRS. MILEKA ROSE SILVA
Mr. Editor of the Newspaper Kuokoa; Much aloha to you:—Please extend your patience with this sad parcel we are sending, and allow it some open space in the Nupepa Kuokoa, should there be space, so that the family and friends of the one who left this life can know of it, from Hawaii, the island of Keawe, to Kauai of Mano with its twinned lei of mokihana.
At 2 a. m., on Monday, June 19, A. D. 1922, the angel of peace came and took the life spirit from the beloved body of Mrs. Mileka Rose Silva, at our beloved home at Number 1033 Wolters Lane, Kapalama, Honolulu, and left her spiritless remains for us, the ohana, with sadness in love, for our beloved who left this life.
Her body remained at our home until 3 p. m., Tuesday the 20th, and the Rev. Samuel K. Kaloa held a service at the home, as well as where her remains were laid to rest at the Cemetery of Pue’a.
Mrs. Mileka Rose Silva was born from the loins of her beloved mama, Mrs. Mileka Leihuia and John Moloni, at Peahi, Hamakuapoko, Maui, on January 7, A. D. 1896, and she spent 26 years and more breathing in the sweet air of this world when she returned to the earth to her permanent place, while her spirit went to the one who gave it, for life is a vapour that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away.
Through this you, her family, friends, fellows, and loving aikane, will know that Mrs. Mileka Silva has left all of us; the name she was most known as to her friends was Rose Silva, and so no more will you see Rose Silva again, for all times.
She was educated at the Kahehuna School for three years, and thereafter she married Mr. Henry J. Silva, one of the sons of Rev. Manuel E. Silva, the one who has the Mortuary that stands on Kukui Street, Honolulu, with the Rev. Elia K. Maia marrying them in the parsonage of the Hawaiian Christian Science Church [Hoomana Naauao of Hawaii], at Kanoa Lane, Koula, Honolulu, and she upheld the sanctity of their matrimony until she left her beloved husband, her mother, her father, and her loving brother.
The Hoomana Naauao o Hawaii, established by Rev. J. K. Maia, was the church that the lovingly stood by until she left this life; she a woman who sincerely had aloha in her heart for her husband, and her mother, father, and her brothers, and ohana, her friends, aikane, and all acquaintances who knew her; she had a loving heart, welcoming to our home all she came across.
By this, we give our great appreciation to the Kahu, Rev. J. K. Kekipi Maia, Rev. Sam K. Kaloa, the male pastors, the female pastors, the male brethren, the female brethren in the Hoomana Naauao o Hawaii, Rev. J. K. Maia, the family, the friends, who gave their gifts of all sorts of flowers, who helped and stayed awake to watch over her, and who came to her funeral from the home until the Pue’a Cemetery.
To you all we offer our boundless appreciation, with sincere love from our hearths, in for always the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, we give our thanks to your all in body and spirit, amen.
We, in pained sorrow of aloha.
MRS. M. KALEIHUIA,
HENRY J. SILVA,
W. K. KALEIHUIA,
MISS A. KALEIHUIA,
1033 Wolters Lane, Honolulu, June 26, A. D. 1922.
[Wow, this just has so much information!]
(Kuokoa, 7/6/1922, p. 3)
I am searching for information on Puea Cemetery’s undertaker services in 1953. My brother is buried there and there is no grave marker to locate the site. Does anyone know if there was a document of burial plot division and location with names?