Death of W. O. Aiken, 1960.

Worth Aiken, 87, Businessman, Dies

Worth O. Aiken, prominent Island businessman, died yesterday in Berkley, California, where he had lived since his retirement in 1953.

Masonic rites will be held Tuesday in Berkley and services will be held here later.

Mr. Aiken, 87, was born in Robbinsville, North California, and came to the islands in 1891 on the Bakentine Planter to be a public school teacher in Wailuku, Maui. Continue reading

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Maui surveying story from W. O. Aiken, 1943.

How’s Your Hawaiian?

By GEORGE T. ARMITAGE

THE COW’S KULEANA

For some time I have been promised a story from Worth O. Aiken, popular kamaaina who, because of the many tripsĀ  he has made to the summit crater in Hawaii National Park areas on Maui, was long known as the mayor of Haleakala. And here it is: Continue reading