Educator Mrs. Clara M. Mokumaia retires, 1940.

Mrs. Mokumaia Will Retire After 35 Years as Teacher

By MAY DAY LO

Mrs. Clara M. Mokumaia, principal of Kaloaloa school, was busy checking upon details for a Boy Scouts’ party when we found her for an interview. The sandwiches were being made, cookies were baked and 10 gallons of punch had been ordered. She had put some flowers in the school auditorium to spruce it up a bit for the party.

She had had a busy school day but she was going to return in the evening to make sure that her Boy Scouts had a good time.

“I’m strong for Boy Scout work,” she explained. “Some people object to the Scouts using the school buildings because they might damage them a little but I would rather have better boys than beautiful buildings. It is more than important to have a boy’s life clean and fit.” Continue reading

Passing of J. K. Mokumaia covered in D.C. paper, 1929.

“TWO-GUN” MOKUMAIA, HAWAIIAN GUARD, DEAD

Toured U. S. and Europe as Cowboy and Crack Shot With Buffalo Bill’s Show.

“Two-Gun” Mokumaia, a picturesque character of Honolulu, is dead. He was widely known in Hawaii, and during the last few years, as foreman of the Capitol grounds, he made friends with hundreds of tourist visitors. In his youth Mokumaia, says the San Francisco Chronicle, was a paniolo (cowboy) and became so proficient as a horseman, roper and crack shot that he joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, touring the United States and Europe as a Hawaiian cowboy. Continue reading