Death of Maraea Pomaikai Kamakahiki, 1870.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Maui.”]

Plucked by death.—We received news that on the 18th of March, at Keanae, Mrs. Maraea Pomaikai Kamakahiki left this life, and was taken by the cruel-handed messenger of death, in her old age living in this unfamiliar world. She was a Christian woman, and died as a good and proper servant for the Lord in which she had faith. Here is a short story about her. In the year 1855, the two of them left their land of birth and sailed to the small islands of Micronesia where they served as Missionaries for the Almighty, to convert the pagans there living in the blackness of death from evil to good. After working hard on the island of Pohnpei [Ponape] as a teacher for six years or more, she returned with her husband to land of her birth, hoping not to let up in their good works. That hope came true. They lived for some years in Hana, and her husband was ordained as a Pastor, and they lived there preaching the word of life, and thereafter, the Keanae parish called them to be pastor there, and they agreed. They lived there until she was taken by death. It is true, the death of people like this is something considered greatly before the Lord. Her burdens are set aside, and her work in this world is done. She was saved, and rests with the Lord which she had much faith in. Her talent was singing. Our sad aloha goes to the husband who has been left without a partner and the children without a mother.

(Kuokoa, 4/2/1870, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IX, Helu 14, Aoao 3. Aperila 2, 1870.

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