Death of David Kailihiwa, 1923.


O Editor of the Kuokoa:—please allow me some open space in the columns of the pride of the lahui [the Kuokoa newspaper], so that the many intimates and friends of Kona with its cloud billows and sea in the calm, puffy clouds white like hinano blossoms resting in the calm, and the chilly dew drops fall; that David Kailihiwa, one of the native boys of that land that sees life in the puffy clouds has gone, his face is lost, dust returned to dust, and his soul to He who gaveth, at 3:15 in the afternoon, on this past Tuesday, December 26, 1922, at his home on Kawaiahao Street, and in the afternoon on December 31, 1922,  his funeral service was held at Silva’s mortuary, at the corner of Kukui and Nuuanu streets, and it was at Koula Cemetery where his earthly body was laid to rest for all times.

He was born in South Kona, Hawaii, from the loins of Mrs. Kailihiwa and Kailihiwa, his birth father, on the 6th of March, 1861, and when he passed, he was 61 years old and 9 months and 23 days, and he left mourning for him, a widow and children and a large family.

He was educated at the Hawaiian schools in Kona; it was many years ago that he moved and settled in this city and county where he worked until he caught pneumonia and he grew weary of this life.

He was a member of the Longshoremen Mutual Aid Association [Ahahuui Kokua a Manawalea o na Poola] and the Democratic Club of the 9th Precinct, 4th District [Kalapu Demokarata o ka Mahele 9 Apana 4].

I give my thanks to the Ahahui Kokua a Manawalea o na Poola for their helping me in burying the earthly body of my beloved one, my husband; I also give my thanks to the workers of the city and county garage [ka halekaa kulanakauhale ame kalana] for their gift of flowers, and so too to the many friends and intimates who joined in grieving with me, and walked on the last journey of my dearly beloved, to the Koula Cemetery. My appreciation to you all.

We in grief,

and Family.

Kawaiahao St. Jan. 2, 1923.

(Kuokoa, 1/4/1923, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXII, Helu 1, Aoao 6. Ianuari 4, 1923.


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