Death of Akeneki Nunehiwalani Kalua, 1899.

Passed on from this World.

We received sad news of the death of Akeneki Nunehiwalani Kalua, daughter of Judge J. W. Kalua and Mrs. Kalua. This youth left this life at 2 in the morning, on Tuesday the 12th of this month, at the residence of her parents, “Halaulani Home,” Wailuku, Maui.

It was in sickness that she remained from the month of May until she passed. The Doctors exerted themselves in their treatments, but their attempts to save her were useless because of the severity of the sickness that took hold of the body of the one who passed on to the other side. Dr. Armitage gave his efforts to save the young girl, but there was a lack of confidence, and the good thoughts were dashed, for the Angel of death seized and took away what was his.

On the following Wednesday morning, the funeral was held at “Kaahumanu” church. Revs. A. Pali and Beckwith will be at the pulpit. The hymns sung were fine and loving. There was much tears shed. Aloha, Aloha to that youth of yours, O Hawaii!

In the funeral procession, the students of the Government school of Waihee, Waikapu, and Wailuku joined in; also the students of the Chinese Mission; as well as the students of the school of St. Anthony (Catholic School). The students were led by their teachers.

The pallbearers were Senator A. N. Kepoikai, Colonel Keoni Likikini [John Richardson], Colonel W. H. Cornwell, Sheriff L. M. Baldwin, Judges W. A. McKay and S. E. Kaleikau, Sam Kalama, E. H. Rodgers, Henry Robinson, George Hons, Kalei Kahaulelio and John T. Aluli.

Akaneki Nunehiwalani was born in Wailuku, on the 27th of March, 1875, therefore, she left this life at 24 years old or more. She was educated at the Girls School of Maunaolu; and she was a student at the Kamehameha Girls School for perhaps a year. During the last half of this past year she left because of bodily weakness and returned to Wailuku.

(Kuokoa, 9/22/1899, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 38, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 22, 1899.

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