Ninia Haihailauahiku Kanae dies, 1926.


At 4 o’clock in the morning of Saturday of last week, Mrs. Ninia Haihailauahiku Kanae grew weary of this worldly life at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Eva Laupoli Perkins, on Liholiho Street in Makiki, at ninety or more years of elderly age, and with her passing to the other side, it would seem that no more are the old-time locals who accompanied the sea spray of Waikiki.

According to her genealogy, she was a daughter of Kalani Aliiloa, the granddaughter of Kane Laauuli and Barenaba Okuu, and a daughter of David Piikoi who died two years ago. She was born, according to the story, during the reign of Kamehameha II (Liholiho) in this town, and she was an attendant in the gatherings of the chiefs during the time that Kamehameha IV and V ruled as king.

With her passing, she left behind her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Kahookano with two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, along with many companions and friends, who will always remember her.

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon of this past Sunday, her funeral was held at the home of the family on Kalia Road, Waikiki, and her remains were put to rest for all times at the Kawaiahao Cemetery. The pallbearers were the children of Kahanamoku and Paoa.

(Kuokoa, 11/4/1926, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXV, Helu 44, Aoao 2. Novemaba 4, 1926.

2 thoughts on “Ninia Haihailauahiku Kanae dies, 1926.

  1. Hmm, here is an obit for Maria Kamehaikana Piikoi, who is the 1st cousin of Duke Kahanamoku. She is the daughter of David Piikoi Okuu. Such similar names.

    Alii Descendant Mrs. Piikoi Dies
    Maria Kamehaikana Piikoi, aunt of Duke Kahanamoku and member of a distinguished Hawaiian family of old Waikiki, died in Honolulu Satuday. She was 86.
    She was Waikiki’s oldest continuous resident. Her home at 2242 Kalia Road was built about the turn of the century, when Waikiki was an area of duckponds and rice fields.
    Mrs. Piikoi’s father was David Piikoi Oku. Her mother, Luukia Paoa, was a sister of duke Kahanamoku’s mother.
    Mrs. Piikoi was one of 12 honor attendants at the funeral of Princess Kaiulani who died in 1899 at the age of 24. She was educated at Kawaiahao Seminary and Kamehameha School and was a teacher for many years.
    She was a principal from 1921 to 1941, when she retired from her post at Maemae School. She also had taught at Hauula.
    Mrs. Piikoi, in an interview with The Advertiser’s Mary Cooke nearly six years ago, recalled that she lived in a “cozy little cottage” in Hauula.
    “All the politicians used to stop and see me when they went around the Island,” she said. Among them were Gov. Wallace Rider Farrington, Princess Kawananakoa, Prince Kuhio, Mayor John H. Wilson and Alice Kamokila Campbell.
    Mrs. Piikoi was a descendant of the high chief of Maui, Kamaukoli, on her father’s side. On her mother’s side, she was a descendant of Prince Kuhio and Prince Kawananankoa.
    Mrs. Piikoi was born Feb. 10, 1881, in Honolulu.
    Friends may call at the Makiki Branch, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive, from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. SErvices will be held at the church at 8 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church.
    Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery.
    She is survived by her nieces, Mrs. Gardie Perkins, Mrs. Robert (Nina) Crowell, Mrs. William (Alma) Mitchell, Pearl Nelson, Mrs. Enid Kaahea, Mrs. Adrian (Buddie) McPherson Jr., and Mrs. Daniel (Mehai) Aona; and in addition to Duke Kahanamoku and his brothers, a nephew, Isaac H. Harbottle. Williams Mortuary is in charge. ~Honolulu Advertiser, Dec. 19, 1967, p.A14.

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