Mrs. Kalama Kaulahea has Passed On.
She was born from Kaoao (m) and Kukona (f), at Iao, Wailuku, Maui, on March 17, 1853. In the month of February, 1855, she was taken as hanai by Kaholokula (m) and Keaka, her grandparents, at Hulaia, Hamakuapoko. In the year 1862, she attended the Government school at Paia; the teacher was S. W. Kaleikau, and the assistant teacher was S. Kekuewa. In the first week of October, 1867, Kalama went along with her grandmother to Kuiaha, Hamakualoa, and our families decided that she would be a wife for me and I would be a husband for her. On the following Wednesday, the 16th of October, 1867, we went to Paulo Nui for a marriage certificate, and on Thursday, the 17th, we got on horses for Makawao. And Rev. J. S. Green married us. We were married for 26 years and 6 months, and it was death that separated us. From our loins came six sons and five daughters. Four daughters and two sons returned to the Almighty, and their mama followed the same path.
On Saturday, July 7, 1894, Mrs. Kalama’s sickness began; she had a pain in her head, and sharp pains in her eye. The Government doctor was fetched, and we received a jug of medicine; she was given it, but her pain did not cease. In the evening of Saturday, July 28, her breathing stopped, and in the evening of the following Sunday, Sema Paahao spoke before the congregation about the deceased, and it was let out with a prayer for the body, and her corpse was carried to Paipaiea Cemetery. We are in mourning for her.
Hamakualoa, Maui, August 28, 1894.
(Makaainana, 9/24/1894, p. 7)