MISSIONARY TO MARSHALLS AND GILBERTS DIES
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth K. Pahio Kaaia, wife of Rev. Samuel Peter Kaaia of the Waianae church, occurred Sunday at their home in Waianae. Mrs. Kaaia was 74 years old.
The funeral services were held on Monday in the Waianae church, members of the Aloha Lahui attending in a body wearing the uniform of the order. Rev. William K. Paoi had charge of the services and Rev. Henry P. Judd of the Hawaiian board of missions made the memorial address.
Mrs. Kaaia was born in Puna, Hawaii, and attended school in Hilo where her Father Rev. K. H. Pahio, was pastor of the Onomea church. Later she was the pupil of Rev. Orramel H. Gulick at Halaewa [Haleiwa], Oahu. She was married at Halaewa in 1869, Rev. Titus Coan of Hilo, one of the early missionaries, officiating. She and her husband, with three other couples went as missionaries to the Marshall Islands, remaining for 12 years. Returning to Hawaii, they lived at Kalapana, Puna, for four years and then went to the Gilbert Islands as missionaries.
On the return from their second missionary service, Rev. and Mrs. Kaaia lived for a time at Honokahau [Honokohau], West Maui, before going to Waianae where they have been for the past 12 years. They celebrated their golden wedding six years ago.
(Advertiser, 7/17/1925, p. 3)