Samuela Kekuiapoiwa, 1903.

He was a True Kamehameha

The story printed in the Kuokoa pertaining to the death of Samuel Kekuiapoiwa on the 23rd of June past on the shores of Hanapepe; that he was well known for his good deeds and there was a expression of love for him in our Kilohana* on July 17; he was none other than a descendant of Kamehameha V. This is his whole name—Kapuaiwa Kamehameha V Kekuiapoiwa.

Here is the explanation: Kapuaiwa Kamehameha V was with Maheha and born was Keanolani (f); she was taken by Kekuamanoha to raise until adulthood at the sea of Ukula; when Keanolani grew up she wed Lihilihi and had Kekuiapoiwa, Keanolani was then with Hopili Kaauwai [Hoapili Kaauwai] and they had Hopili [Hoapili] who is still living. Lihilihi was legally divorced [by Keanolani] at the command of her aunty [makuahine], Ruka Keilikolani [Ruka Keelikolani]. After Ruka dies, Keanolani weds Kamali and the have Kamehameha (m), Keopuolani (f), Kekauonohi (f); to Keopuolani and Kamali was recently born a son, Poki Kamauleule named him Liholiho. Blessed be God, he who giveth and he who taketh away.


Hanapepe, Kauai, June 30, 1903.

*This is referring to the Kuokoa newspaper whose subtitle is “Ke Kilohana Pookela o ka Lahui Hawaii” (The Greatest Prize of the Hawaiian Nation).]

(Kuokoa, 7/31/1903, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLI, Helu 31, Aoao 1. Iulai 31, 1903.


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