Death of Alapai Painamu, 1911.


O Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, insert the words of this letter placed above in an open space of your paper so that family and friends living from where the sun rises at Kumukahi all the way to the sun Snatching island of Lehua.

On the 14 of March, 1911, the Angel of death took the breath of my wife and left her earthly body, but it is He who giveth, He who taketh away, glory to the name of Jehovah Sabaoth.

Alapai Painamu was born at Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, on the island of Oahu in 1836 from the loins of H. K. Kahau (m) and Nawaielua (f), there were three of them in total.

We were married in the land of suffering, that being Kalaupapa, in 1884, and in the month of April; we living in that land happily for 26 years or more, when I, her companion, was released in 1909, in the month of November, and we returned to Honolulu and lived with her family and we became brethren of Kaumakapili Church.

She was a woman that did good works in the land of suffering, and here she did a portion of that work because of her illness she came down with, Rheumatism and she had this illness until she passed on.

She left me and our hanai of the land of suffering and her hanai daughter and her brother mourning for her.

Therefore Alapai was 75 years old; she was born in 1836, the month of April, day 8; she died on March 14, 1911.

Therefore, I, her companion, and our children, are living with grief for her, but the Lord Jesus is who makes us endure grief and sadness.

This is sufficient for us, and this pen nib gives much aloha to the Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, and to its typesetting boys go our great salutations.


D. Keanuenue, Julia I. H. Hinai, Mrs. Hinai, the children, and P. M. Keliiumiumi, their parents.

Kukui Street, Honolulu, March 22, 1911.

(Kuokoa, 3/31/1911, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 13, Aoao 6. Maraki 31, 1911.

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