Death of Elia Helekunihi, 1896.


On Tuesday, the 16th of June, Rev. Helekunihi died at 58 years old. He died of a fever and throwing up blood at Haiku. He is a familiar man all over Maui, and his name is well known amongst the Hawaiian people. He is greatly grieved for and there is much aloha for him because of the troubles he faced while he was a serving in governmental office.

(Oiaio, 6/22/1896, p. 2)


Ka Puka La Oiaio, Buke I, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Iune 22, 1896.

3 thoughts on “Death of Elia Helekunihi, 1896.

  1. Mahalo for posting this, and also for your translation from ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. Elia was my great grandfather, and it’s great to see documents mentioning him.

  2. Aloha,
    Elia Helekunihi, father of Edith Kamakaehukai Helekunihi was my G-G-Grandfather.
    Am interesting in finding more of his ‘ohana.
    Mahalo for your post.

  3. My name is Henry Young son of Frances Ulilani Daimond Aka Helekunihi. Kane- Damiona] K. Helekunihi, Henry K. Daimond AKA, Wife- Lillian Naauao Kekua.

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