Passing of Mrs. Kauhane Kanahele, 1922.



O Mr. Editor:—Please give me some open space of your paper, so that the fellows and friends will know that Mrs. Kauhane Kanahele has left this life.

For many months past she was wasting away with sickness, and a cure was sought in any way that would keep her alive; however, because of the strength of the sickness which she suffered, the silver thread was severed, and the bucket at the spring was smashed, and she went to sleep the sleep of all seasons; and it is with great sorrow and endless aloha that I grieve for her.

Mrs. Kauhane Kanahele was born at Keei, South Kona, Hawaii, in the month of May, 1864. There were two of them, two girls from the same loins; her elder sister died first, that being Mrs. Oneha. She married a man earlier in her youth, and from the two of them there are two children surviving; a son in America, and a daughter living with her many children.

After the death of her first husband, she married once again, to S. K. Nakapaahu who passed to the other side, and I am her third husband, and she died.

She left this life in our home at 10 o’clock in the night of Friday, October 20, 1922; and her remains were placed in the mortuary of Silva from the Friday night; her service was held first by the Ahahui Kalama before she was taken to Kawaiahao for her funeral performed by Rev. A. Akana, and she was laid to rest in the Kawaiahao Cemetery for all times.

She was an old time member of Kawaiahao, and a member of the Christian Endeavor Society of Kaumakapili, and an old time member also of the Kalama Society.

She was a kind and welcoming woman to her friends, and hospitable and good mother for the home, and due to her maturity, she became a great help in life, and it is with grief and unforgettable aloha that I always think of her.

I give my great thanks to the friends and fellows who joined with us in our grieving in our hours of pain during our mourning, and for the gifts of beautiful flowers given to beautify her remains, and also to everyone who paraded along on her last journey to the cemetery. May the kindness of the Almighty protect us all.

We, with grief,

and Family.

Auwaiolimu, Oct. 25, 1922.

(Kuokoa, 10/26/1922, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 43, Aoao 8. Okatoba 26, 1922.

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