Birthday of William K. Kuwalu, 1949.

Kauai’s Oldest Resident Has 100th Birthday

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Special to The Advertiser

LIHUE, Kauai, Jan. 29—There’s something a little special about William K. Kuwalu’s birthday tonight because he will be 100 years old. Kuwalu, who can probably lay claim to being Kauai’s oldest resident, was born on Jan. 29, 1849, on the little island of Niihau.

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THE LUAU IS TO be given at his Waimea Valley home by his sons and daughters. His daughters are Mrs. Emily Baclayon of Kilauea and Mrs. Helen Yadao of Mana.

The sons are Joseph N. Kuwalu, William K. Kuwalu Jr., and Abraham W. Kuwalu, all of Waimea. Continue reading

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Musician Johnny Miner dies in El Paso, 1920.

That Hawaiian Dies of the Flu in El Paso, Texas, 1920.

This past Monday, a letter was received by the Star Bulletin newspaper from Dave Makuakane. This letter told that Johnny Miner died in El Paso Texas; the letter was written on the 24th of March past. Dave Makuakane also stated that they sent word to the family by telegraph, but they did not receive a reply, therefore Johnny Miner was buried in El Paso,  Texas. Continue reading

Queen Liliuokalani’s circuit around the island, 1891.

THE ROYAL TOUR.

Her Majesty the Queen was entertained at Makao, near Hauula, Koolauloa, on Saturday by Mr. Lane and other prominent Hawaiians of that locality. In the afternoon, the Queen went  out canoe riding, the canoe being drawn by a lively span of horses by means of ropes attached to the canoe.The horses were ridden at full gallop, the canoe skimming along the surface of the water at a lively rate. After the novel canoe ride Her Majesty and many others went out sea bathing. Continue reading