THAT OLD FRIEND HAS GONE
On the night of this past Christmas Day which dawned to the 26th, that Hawaiian who was well known by Honolulu’s people, that being Mekia Keaweamahi [Major Keaweamahi], grew weary of this life. He had a stomach ailment. He was a much trusted member of Hui Nalu of Waikiki. He was an old-time kamaaina friend of many here in Honolulu.
(Aloha Aina, 12/28/1912, p. 1)