MY ROSE LEI HAS GONE
Please insert in an open space of our pride, so that our friends living from the rising of the sun at Haehae to the setting of the sun at Lehua, the words placed above.
With a heavy heart and drenched with tears, I announce openly. At the residence of J. H. Imihia at Papaloa, Kalaupapa, Molokai, came the angel of death and took the living breath of Mrs. Kapuoko at 1:15 p. m. on the 10th of March, 1898.
She was born at Kahua, Hilo, Hawaii, on the 30th of January, 1860, from the loins of E. Kealoha (m) and Mrs. Kaoio (f), therefore, she spent 38 years one month and and some hours breathing in the air of this life, and then she put aside her burdens. Aloha wale.
She married her husband, B. K. Paona perhaps between 1879 and 1880. In 1888, in the month of April 4, she was brought here to Molokai, after contracting the family separating disease. In 1892, she divorced her first husband, and in 1895, on the 19th of April, we were joined in the covenant of marriage by the Rev. M. C. Kealoha, and from then until her passing, it was 2 years and 10 months and some hours that we lived and she passed on.
She was a much loved woman by her friends in this land of suffering; she has a family in the Kanilehua rain of Hilo and the pebble-rustling point of Kaoio in Koolauloa, Oahu; when they hear this sad news, the clouds will cry forth drenching the trees.
Therefore, Kapuokoulaikamakaokeahi has passed on to that road of no return. Man that is born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble.
J. H. I. Kauhiokalani.
Papaloa, Kalaupapa, Molokai, March 18, 1898.
(Aloha Aina, 3/26/1898, p. 7)