Death of Gershom Kelekoma Waiau, 1920.

Rev. G. K. Waiau Passed On

On the 7th of the past April, our friend Rev. G. K. Waiau left this life and went on the path of no return.

He lived in Pauoa for a long time, and there he lived until he left his family and friends grieving for him.

Ke Alakai newspaper grieves with the family who is left without a father.

His remains will be returned to Hookena, South Kona, Hawaii, to lie with his parents who left before him on the path of no return. This friend of ours was educated at Lahainaluna. Some years ago, he was ordained as a pastor by makua Lono, and he held that high position until he passed. Ke Alakai prays to the Heavenly Father to lighten the hearts of the family who is left without a father, and it will be he who cares for them as they are without a father.

[I was wondering why there is no mention of Gershom Kelekoma Waiau in the new book Nā Kahu: Portraits of Native Hawaiian Pastors at Home and Abroad, 1820–1900. This is probably because he was ordained after 1900.]

(Alakai o Hawaii, 4/28/1920, p. 1)

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Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke VII, Helu 18, Aoao 1. Aperila 28, 1920.

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