FORTY YEARS A NATIVE PASTOR
Something About the Career of Kauhane, Who Died Monday.
Rev. J. Kauhane, the veteran pastor of the native church in Kau, Hawaii, died on Monday at the Queen’s hospital, of enteritis. Kauhane was 79 years old when he died and had for forty years been pastor of the Waiohinu church. His father was a chief of high rank and his mother was the chiefess Alapai, after whom Alapai street was named.
His early education was received at…
REV. J. KAUHANE.
…both the Hilo Boarding school and Lahainaluna, after which he attended the North Pacific Theological Institute. After his graduation, he was sent as a delegate to the South Sea Islands where he remained for a year. Interest centers around this fact as he was the first Hawaiian to assume this position. On his arrival here after his mission to the South Seas, he was ordained and the church at Kau given him. Soon after assuming this pastorate, he was appointed District Judge of Kau. As there was no one else fitted for this responsibility, much against his wishes, he was forced to take it up.
In 1880 he was elected to the House of Representatives under Kalakaua. He served in the Legislature up to 1890 both as a representative and a senator.
Mr. Kauhane came down from Hawaii to attend the Hawaiian Evangelical convention which has been held in this city. He was taken ill last Monday and on Thursday was removed to the hospital where he remained until his death.
He leaves five children to mourn his death: Noah Kauhane, Mrs. E. E. Robins, and Mrs. R. C. Lane of this city and Sam Kauhane, who lived with his father on Hawaii.
The body has been placed in state at Williams’ undertaking parlors where it may be seen between the hours of 8 and 10. The remains will be taken to Kau for burial. Services will be held prior to the Mauna Loa’s departure by the Rev. H. H. Parker of Kawaiahao church, who was an intimate friend of the deceased pastor.
[Does anyone know who the fifth child spoken of? The death announcement in Kuokoa, 6/7/1907, p. 1 says that there were four children.]
(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 6/5/1907, p. 2)