What a sweet obituary for Benjamin Kahoopai Kaiwiaea! 1906.

THE DEATH OF A VETERAN TEACHER

BENJAMIN KAHOOPAI KAIWIAEA FOR 23 YEARS IN THE SERVICE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

HANA, February 28.—After a short period of illness, Benjamin Kahoopai Kaiwiaea died at Haou School, Hana, Maui, at 11:30 p. m. February 24, 1906. He left behind a wife, a daughter, a brother and sister. He was born at Kipahulu, Maui, on August 7, 1858, his father and mother being Kaiwiaea and Miomioi. He was educated in the Hawaiian language in some of the Halaii schools, and then spent one year in the Royal School at Honolulu. He afterwards attended Lahainaluna Seminary, and graduated in the year 1881. In the same year he married Rachel Kekela, and was appointed school teacher for Hana. His was the first English school opened at this place. During all those long years of service he never moved to any other school until only last year when he moved to the school where he died. He performed his duties well and honestly, and was given a Life Certificate by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Practically every person born in Hana during the past score and more of years, whether living in Hana now or elsewhere, has been a pupil of Mr. Kaiwiaea, and come under his influence. In large degree he has molded the present generation and his influence has always been to the making of good citizenship for the Territory. Many who knew him will mourn him.

REV. L. K. KAKANI.

[See the earlier post on his marriage to Rachel Kekela 138 years ago.]

(Hawaiian Star, 3/1/1906, p. 8)

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The Hawaiian Star, Volume XIII,. Number 4349, Page 8. March 1, 1906.

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