Death of Remigius Willam Aylett, 1922.



After being ill for some months, Remigius William Aylett grew weary of this life at 2:30 in the afternoon of Wednesday last week, at his residence on 10th Avenue in Kaimuki.

His remains were taken to Williams’ mortuary on Nuuanu Avenue, and at 1:00 in the afternoon this coming Thursday, he will have his last viewing by the family, and at 3:45 p. m., a service will be held in the chapel there, and then he will be taken to the Catholic church for the last service; then his funeral procession will head to the cemetery at Koula, and  dust will return to dust, and the soul will return to He who made it.

Mr. R. W. Aylett was born here in Honolulu, on the 25th of the month of October in 1856; therefore when he left this life, he was 66 years old, 1 month, and 4 days.

He left behind a widow and their children they being Mrs. Alfred L. Williams, teacher at Liliuokalani school; William I Aylett, living in Los Angeles; Henry F. Aylett, of the Mercantile Publishing Co.; James Aylett, office of the county clerk; Jackson Aylett, student; Mrs. John Wallworks, Miss Agnes Aylett of the government library; Miss Elizabeth Aylett, teacher at the Wahiawa school; Alice Aylett of the book binding office of the Advertiser; Miss Nina Aylett, student at the teachers’ school. Outside of his children, he has a sister, Miss J. Aylett, police matron.

R. W. Aylett is a very old member of the Hawaiian Band, and there were many times that he went to America, when the band went to the father land. When the Hawaiian Band was placed under the placed under the jurisdiction of the city government, he ended his membership in the band but received a pension until he grew weary of this life.

At one  time he was elected as a member of the board of supervisors of the City and County of Honolulu, and he served three terms in the territorial legislature; as a representative from the fourth district.

In politics, Mr. Aylett was one of the Hawaiians who was well known, and his instructions and clarifications became something that moved forward shifts in politics, so that he was watched by his fellows.

Because of his kind nature and he was always associating with people  in all sorts of activities, he had a great many friends, and his passing to the other world caused them sadness; but all of the good works of Mr. Aylett will be memorials for them.

(Kuokoa, 12/7/1922, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 49, Aoao 8.


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