Death of Mia Paukuwahia Pupule, 1923.


Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:—If there be an open space in our precious, please insert this header placed above with aloha.

Mia Paukuwahia was born in Okoe, S. Kona, Hawaii, in the month of May 8, 1850, and my dear brother left us in the month of July 18, 1923.

He was begat from the loins of Kamailohikinoiki and Samuel Pupule Kaleikuewa, our parents.

My dear brother got married and from their loins, the two of them begat eleven children, four daughters and seven sons. Four daughters and two sons have died, and five remain.

My dear brother came down with his sickness after his first child was born. He had this sickness for forty plus years when he left us, his his three younger siblings, whose names are: Mrs. L. O. Kuawaa, Mrs. K. Kawelu and Kamaka Pupule. He also left behind his children and grandchild and all the family.

My dear brother from the rumbling pebbles of Waikini, romancing Kalanihale. Much aloha!

O My dear brother from the proud fish of the land, from the fish that was carried in the bosom. My dear brother from the fearful fish of the night, that fish which chills the skin if caught. My brother of fresh water mixed just right with the sea water of Poahakuloa [Pohakuloa]. Hikai screens off from the front. My dear brother from the sand that warms the skin of men. Aloha, aloha wale!

O my dear brother from the people spectacle hill [?? ahua hoike kanaka] of Puukuolo carrying Puunahaha on the back. His body is broken, the house of the man. Aloha wale!

My dear brother was an alderman [luna ekalesia] of the church called Hauolikamanao at Milolii. We give thanks to the family  who stood vigil with us in our hour of sadness and grief. Their names are: Mrs. Paialua, Mrs. Keoki, Mr. and Mrs. K. Kuahuia, Mr. and Mrs. David Kala,  Miss Mia, Mrs. Alfred Mia. To you also goes my appreciation, dear cousin, Mr. Paialua, for your blessing of the body of your cousin.

May the heavenly Father guide us. With sadness and pain,


(Kuokoa, 12/6/1923, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXII, Helu 49, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 6, 1920.

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