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To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, aloha kaua:—Please place my bundle of tears in an open space of the pride of the lahui, that being this placed here above, and may the newspaper carry it to the four corners of our archipelago and report that Mrs. Rosie A. Richards (Loke Likeke) of Kalihi, Honolulu, my dear, my companion of this dispiriting life has gone to sleep the eternal sleep, and our loving bond has been undone, and she has left me along with our children [neck lei], along with the many friends and intimates, remembering her with tears, with great regret, for she was a gracious and generous mother, and full of aloha for her family and friends, and for her goodness to all; she was greatly beloved by everyone who met with her, and a woman of her good nature is very rare. Continue reading →
Robert F. Ward to Kalei Apoi, Apr. 3. Frank R. Quintal to Cornelia K. Jellings, Apr. 3. Edward L. Henderson to Jennie P. Bortfeld, Apr. 3. John H. Roberts to Annie Ainoa, Apr. 6. Dan P. Nawaaliilii to Sarah Keliihuluole, Apr. 6. John Akana Awana to Rachel Crawford, Apr. 8. Edward K. Mattson to Mary Pinehaka Kamana, Apr. 10. Joseph H. Christ to Emily K. Macomber, Apr. 10. Continue reading →