Steel guitar teacher, Harvey W. Pogue, passes on, 1938.


News from New York was received about the passing of Harvey W. Pogue or Pokue in Hawaiian, one of the boys of the Pokue family on Maui, one of the local families of that island; and for a time his father served as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] for Maui.

This man lived for many years in America and he left this beloved land in the year 1918 and went to spread to the Americans the art of playing the Instrument of the Steel Guitar, for there were only a few who were skilled in this sort of activity, but now, it is known by all sorts of people. He was blessed with this musical knowledge and became a teacher of the method to play that type of instrument for Americans.

This news was learned from Jacob N. Bright of the Boys Reformatory School at Waialee.

He was buried in America under the care of the American Legion Association, being that he was a member of that Association, and he was given military honors.

He will not see again his land of birth, and his family will not see him again; he is gone and his burdens are released.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 10/19/1938, p. 3)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIII, Number 25, Aoao 3. Okakoba 19, 1938.

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