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.

Johnny Miner was one of the Hawaiians touring the Southern states while singing. Dave Makuakane is the leader of this singing  troupe, by the name, “Hawaiian Troupe of Musicians,” and Johnny Miner was a part of this group until he got the flu. Dave Makuakane also ordered a notice in the Star Bulletin, informing the family of Johnny Miner in Hawaii nei.

He lived in Seattle at 4303 Lucille Street, Seattle. Being that Aloha Aina is a spokesman among the Hawaiian newspapers, the news is being told to the family of the one who died, along with his friends living in Hawaii nei, while commemorating that Hawaiian descendant left in foreign lands.

(Aloha Aina, 4/10/1920, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XXXIV, Helu 84, Aoao 1. Aperila 10, 1920.

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