MY CHILD, ZACHARY PALI JR., HAS GONE.
ZACHARY PALI JR.
Mr. Sol. Hanohano, Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, Aloha kaua:—Please allow me in your boundless patience an open space of our tireless pride to carry this sad news all over the islands so the the multitude, the family and friends living from where the sun appears to where the sun sets at Lehua.
On the 9th of July of this year, at 5 o’clock a. m., we met with a letter informing us that our child, Zachary Pali Jr. had gone on the road of no return. Auwe, how painful and sorrowful, and we did not see how he looked when the beloved body of our dear child was left in foreign lands, at Chicago, Illinois.
Our beloved child was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai, from the loins of Mrs. Rose Pali Kamohakau, in the year 1897, July 22, and he spent 22 years, 7 months, and 17 days old breathing in the cool and pleasant air of this earth, when his life spirit give by God glided off, leaving his body for the bowels of the earth; for the body of man is a bit of dust, and dust returns to dust.
On the 9th of May of this year he left his friends, and left as well his parents and family, who are mourning and heavyhearted.
May beloved child left his homeland, and went with his musician friends on the 8th of December 1916. My dear child and friends went around different cities totalling 125, and went back to Chicago, Illinois, leaving his cold body for the bowels of the earth. Auwe, how regretful and saddened I am for my child, my dear child of my youth. Auwe for my beloved one!
God blesses us all, and it is He who will lessen the sorrow and sadness that weighs upon us. Let us give much glory to God, for it is He who creates and He who takes away.
With much appreciation to the Editor and the workers.
We with aloha.
ZACHARY PALI PAHUPU,
MRS. ROSE P. PAHUPU,
MRS. ROSE KUALAAU,
J. S. NAILAU PAHUPU.
[I wonder if Zachary Pali Jr. has a marked grave somewhere in Illinois…]
(Kuokoa, 7/18/1919, p. 4)