Death of Stephen William Kekuewa, 1920.

THE REV. S. W. KEKUEWA PASSES ON

After being worn away by a debilitating illness for some time, the Rev. Stephen William Kekuewa grew weary of this life, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John P. Kapua, on School Street, at four o’clock in the afternoon, on Wednesday of this past week; and in the afternoon of this past Sunday, his remains were carried to the Maemae Cemetery.

The Rev. S. W. Kekuewa was born at Luakaha, Nuuanu, on the 25th of February, 1842, therefore when he died he was over seventy-eight years old.

During his youth, he was educated at Lahainaluna School, under his teachers, S. E. Bishop and C. B. Andrews; and for some years he lived on the island of Micronesia on a mission he was sent on by the Hawaiian Evangelical Board [Papa Hawaii].

Because the health of his wife was not good, they returned to Hawaii nei, and he served as the kahu of the chruch at  Iole, Kohala, Hawaii for many years.

Because of the letter of the members of the church of Waianae which called for him to be the kahu of that church, he left the church of Kohala and went to live at Waianae; at that church he lived and worked until he was called by his Lord, and he went to his permanent home beyond. Continue reading