Adam Pali dies, 1903.


After a long illness Rev. Adam Pali departed this life on Friday, Oct. 9, about 8 o’clock A. M. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii, 66 years ago. He studied at the Rev. Mr. Lyons’ School in Kohala, graduating in 1862. He was married in 1863, was licensed to preach in the same year, and the first field of his pastoral labors was a Waioli, Kauai. He remained in charge of the Waioli church for 9 years. In 1875 Pastor Pali came to Lahaina and was installed at the Wainee Church. Although greatly enfeebled by asthma he continued to preach, with some assistance from Rev. E. S. Timoteo, until he was relieved from duty by Rev. S. Kapu, the present pastor of Wainee Church.

Father Pali’s funeral took place at the church last Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. the minister who took part in the service were Rev. S. Kapu of Lahaina, Rev. Martin Lutero of Lahaina, and Rev. Nawahine of Waihee.

The decease of Mrs. Pali took palce on March 28, of the present year. To Rev. and Mrs. Pali, eleven children have been born, five of whom are now living, Hon. Pilip Pali, three married daughters, and one unmarried daughter. It is an interesting circumstance that the lamented pastor and his son havve both served in the Hawaiian Legislature. Rev. Adam Pali’s term of office was while the Provisional Government was in power.

(Maui News, 10/17/1903, p. 3)


Maui News, Volume VIII, Number 8, Page 3. October 17, 1903.

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