Death of Makanoe Kaaepa in lands afar, 1900.


With grief and sadness we received the painful news about the passing of the patient patriotic mother, Mrs. Makanoe Kaaepa, on the 9th of December, 1899, at Salt Lake, Utah, USA, because of fever.

She was born in Hilo of the famous rains, on the 11th of May, 1856, and she married Mr. Kaaepa in 1871, and they had three children: two daughters and one son, and only her first-born daughter [Hannah] witnessed the final breath of their mother. We join in on the grieving with the children who are left without a mother, and and all those who had relations with her. So pitiful.

*This olelo noeau is used when someone dies in far away lands. For more on this well-used proverb, see #2906 in ʻŌlelo Noʻeau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings.

[Check out this awesome follow-up story on Hannah Kaaepa by Amanda Hendrix-Komoto from Women making Utah history.]

(Aloha Aina, 1/13/1900, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VI, Helu 2, Aoao 1. Ianuari 13, 1900.

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