Deaths, 1919.


In the month of January past, there were one-hundred and sixty-five deaths in Honolulu, almost 50 or more over the monthly average for some years past, as per the report from the Board of Health. The estimated population of the city of Honolulu is about 75,000.

In the month, there were 297 births reported by the Board of Health and 72 marriages in the city. Not included in these figures that of the whole of Oahu nei.

As for the deaths, 69 were Hawaiians and Hapa, 41  Japanese, 22 Chinese, 15 Portuguese, 11 American, 7 Filipino, 3 Korean, 2 British, 1 Russian, 1 Puerto Rican.

There were 12 babies almost going to be born, three examined deaths, 11 who were autopsied, and three on which the coroner’s jury was convened. Twenty of those who died did not reside here in Honolulu. The total number of deaths in the hospitals is 81.

The greatest cause of death was from tuberculosis [ma’i akepau], as per the report; 33 from tuberculosis, 32 from the flu, 16 from pneumonia [numonia], and 15 from dysentery [ma’i hi].

(Kuokoa, 2/7/1919, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 6, Aoao 3. Feberuari 7, 1919.


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