If a name would not be easily mistaken for something else, the initial “Ka” or “Ke” would sometimes be dropped. It is important to think of these things when searching for people and places. How many written examples have you come across?
Kawaiahao → Waiahao
Kekuanaoa → Kuanaoa
Kaahumanu → Ahumanu
Kaumualii / Kaimualii → Imualii
Kamoiliili → Moiliili
Funeral service held.—In the evening of this past Sunday, a funeral service was held over the body of W. Hoapili Kaauwai, and his remains were placed at the cemetery of Waiahao [Kawaiahao].
[The “Ka” or “Ke” in names that are not easily mistaken for something else are often dropped, like here with Waiahao.]
(Nuhou 4/21/1874, p. 1)
Ka Nuhou Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 25, Aoao 1. Aperila 21, 1874.
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SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr. William Hoapili Kaauwai, of Wailuku, Maui, died very suddenly of heart disease, in this city on Monday last. Mr. Kaauwai has been designated as His Majesty’s Chamberlain on Friday last, Continue reading
NA OLELO HOOLAHA.
BEFORE THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Second Judicial Circuit of the Hawaiian Islands. Maui, S. S. Adjoined June Term A. D. 1872. Thursday the twelfth day of September, A. D. 1872. MARY ANN KILIWEHI KAAUWAI, Libellant for Divorce, vs. WILLIAM HOAPILI KAAUWAI. Continue reading