More on the death of Lilia Kaleikau, 1922.

KAUAI’S OLDEST WOMAN DIES AT THE AGE OF 96 YEARS

Lilia Davis Kaleikau, grandmother of Senator John Andrew Kealoha passed away at her home in Kapaa on Sunday morning at the ripe age of 96 years, and was probably the oldest living Hawaiian woman on Kauai at the time of her death.

She was born at Lahaina, Maui, in April, 1826, during the reign of Kamehameha III, when Kaahumanu was regent. Her parents, Nakea and Pohunui, brought her up on Maui and she was educated by Alexander, one of the early missionaries to these islands. Her first trip to Kauai was made in 1879. She returned to Maui for several years and again came to Kauai in 1884, remaining on Kauai ever since. In 1908, at the age of 82 years, she suffered the loss of her sight,m which she never recovered.

The deceased was survived by one son, Samuel K. Davis in Kapaa, a sister, Mrs. Dela Cruz of Honolulu, six grand children, Senator John Kealoha, Emily Kealoha, Lily Cummings, Hattie Adolpho, all in Kapaa, Julia Lovell, and Hattie Rogers in Honolulu, and Eva Peters, now in San Francisco, besides forty-two great grand-children, all living in various parts of the Hawaiian islands.

Funeral services were held at the Kapaa Protestant church, Sunday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Hawaiian cemetery.

(Garden Island, 5/23/1922, p. 1)

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The Garden Island, Volume 18, Number 21, Page 1. May 23, 1922.