SAMUEL K. PINAO WAS A VICTIM OF THE FLU.
After a sickness of only a week, Samuel K. Pinao of Lota Lane, Kalihi, left this life, at three o’clock in the afternoon on this past Sunday, in the Pa Ola Hospital in Kapalama because of the flu. At 3:30 in the afternoon of this past Monday, his services were held in the mortuary of Mr. Williams on Nuuanu Street.
He was a widower and his land of birth was Hilo, Hawaii; and when he left this worldly life, he was 36 years old; he left behind in this world three small children, two girls and a boy. In the military, he was a first sergeant for Company A of the National Guard [Puali Kiai Lahui], under Captain David K. Sherwood; he was a member of the Order of Kamehameha [Ahahui Kamehameha] and the Phoenix Society. The officers of these associations were told to gather at his funeral this Monday afternoon.
Mr. Pinao worked for the Board of Health for many years, and he was a worker who was greatly liked by his employers as was as by his fellow workers because of his vigilance and his careful attention given to the work he was directed to do. Many years ago, Pinao was one of the men counted as skilled at roping steer being that he was previously a paniolo; he has gone, and the fine and famous deeds he did during the days of his life remain as a memorial to him.
(Kuokoa, 2/20/1920, p. 4)