dies in Hilo
Archie Hapai, Veteran Hilo Clerk, Dies
(Special to The Advertiser by Mutual Wireless)
HILO, Jan. 14—Archie Hapai, county clerk for the past 17 years, died last night of heart disease at his home in Wainaku. Hapai had been in poor health for many years.
Hapai was born at Waianae, Oahu, September 11, 1883, and was 49 years old. The widow and seven children survive him. Hapai’s record as a public official has been a long one. After graduating from Oahu college he took a position as clerk and stenographer in the sheriff’s office under L. A. Andrews in 1903. From 1905 to 1910 he was clerk to the Hawaii county clerk.
Returning to private life, Hapai was connected with the Hilo Mercantile Co., and later with the Pahoa Lumber mill. In 1913 he became clerk to Sheriff Sam Pua, remaining in this office for two years when he won election as county clerk. At each of the ensuing elections the voters of Hawaii returned him to this office.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Latter Day Saints church. The Hawaii county band led the funeral procession.
(Advertiser, 1/15/1933, p. 3)