CONDOLENCES FOR A. KAILIPANIO K. FRANK PAHIA.
O Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newpaper, Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Please may we ask for your patience in giving us an open space of the Prize of the People to welcome the title place above, so that the multitudes of family of the beloved one who passed on may see. Here is her story:
Abigail [Apikaila] Kailipanio Kuaana Pahia was born at Kalauao, Ewa, Oahu, in 1847, from the loins of Kuaana (m) and Rebecca [Rebeka] Kauhane, therefore she was 70 years old and some months extra. She was married for 38 years with the senior Frank Pahia, and then she lay to rest.
Born from their loins were two sons, one daughter; four grandsons, four granddaughters; and they all are living.
F. Pahia and his wife who left him were members of the Kawaiahao Church. Their association with that church was loving, and the two of them put that Church aside and entered the Kaneohe Church. Therefore, we the members of the Church of Kaneohe and the aforementioned Sunday School, by way of our committee, join in the mourning, grief, and aloha, for our mother who was patient in all activities of her Church.
She was a good woman, truly devout, and she was seen every Sunday in the church, from when her body was strong until she was blind; at that point, her piety was not over, and because of her delight in good works, she was followed, and with that characteristic she completed many of her Lord’s works until she was very weak and could not walk, and that was her end.
According to Lord Jesus, “But he that shall endure unto the end, he shall receive eternal life.” Therefore, his spirit voice sings, that heavenly body:
E ake au e noho,
Me na anela maikai;
A mele me lakou la,
Ma kahi nani e!
[I want to dwell,
With the good angels;
And sing with them,
In a beautiful place!]
At the closing of this, we pray to almighty God, to take away the grief and sadness of the husband who is without a wife, the children and grandchildren, and all of the family.
One copy of this condolence is sent to the Kuokoa Newspaper, one to The Friend, and one to the family.
With aloha for the Editor and concluding salutations to the boys of the press.
We with humility,
ABEL K. CATHCART,
MRS. MAHINU KUIKAHI
Sunday School Committee.
Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, Feb. 21, 1916.
(Kuokoa, 3/3/1916, p. 5)