THAT FAMILIAR SON OF SOUTH KONA HAS GONE
On Thursday of last week, perhaps half an hour after his brother-in-law arrived in Napoopoo, the life of Wiliama Kamauoha Kekumano wore out, and at only 45 years old. He was not ill the day before his death, but on the night and into the Thursday, he had a severe sickness in his stomach, and from that night until midday Thursday when he grew weary of this life. The cause was an ailment of the intestines, according to the Japanese doctor who examined him.
His last service was conducted by the Father Mahaiula and his brother-in-law, the Kahu of Haili [Stephen Desha], and before a large assembly of his friends and relations gathered at the Kahikolu Church at Kepulu. He left behind a beloved wife and his frail mother, an older brother, and a sister living in Honolulu, and he is the actual Uncle of Kuhio’s secretary Jack Desha, Attorney Stephen Desha of Hilo, and Mrs. Eliza Brown of Hilo. He is a native born son of Napoopoo, and was a man skilled at fishing that his kupuna did. To the grieving family goes the aloha of
(Hoku o Hawaii, 11/1/1917, p. 2)