Death of a different George Makalena, 1878.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Death of G. C. McLean.—This past Tuesday, Keoki Makalena [George McLean], a haole very familiar to there people here in Honolulu, died; and he was the one who owns the Shop called, “Ka Halekuai Bolabola.”*

[Oftentimes foreign people were given Hawaiianized names like Makalena for McLean, Wilikina for Wilson, or Poe for Boyd. I have started tracking some of these names, because I think it would be helpful when doing research in Hawaiian language documents. See the list by clicking here.]

*George Christie McLean was also known to Hawaiians as Bolabola. His store seems to have been known in English as George C. McLean’s Store.

(Kuokoa, 12/14/1878, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVII, Helu 50, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 14, 1878.

George Makalena and others with the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show want to come home, 1899.

Hawaiian Rough Riders

Four of the Hawaiians who were with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show are at San Francisco rooming in a big building opposite the Occidental on Montgomery. The boys, who hope to get off for home by Manoa, are: K. Nakea, Hoapili, Kipi and Makalena. Continue reading

John Kulia Mokumaia holds party for Buffalo Bill’s sister, 1928.

POI LUNCHEON GIVEN—J. K. Mokumaia was host recently at a poi luncheon at his home in Moanalua in honor of Mrs. Julia Cody Goodman, sister of the late Col. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). Front row, seated, Mrs. Walter Goodman, Mrs. Abbie M. Andrus of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Samuel R. Damon. Middle row, seated, Mrs. Goodman and Mrs. Lahilahi Webb. Back row, George Makalina [George Makalena], J. K. Mokumaia, Walter Goodman and Samuel R. Damon.—Bert G. Covell photo.

(Star-Bulletin, 8/4/1928, p. 10)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXXVI, Number 11415, Page 10. August 4, 1928.