Honolulu’s Hunter of Sharks Is Dead
Hiram P. Kahele, known to many as “Buck” Kahele, died at 9:45 o’clock yesterday morning at his home, 10 Dewey Court, Waikiki, after a week’s illness. Kahele was a victim of broncho-pneumonia, following influenza.
The body will be on view to friends after 6 o’clock this evening at Williams’ undertaking parlors. Funeral services, at which Rev. Akaiko Akana pastor of Kawaiahao Church, will preside, will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the parlors. Two hours later the body will leave by the Kinau for Kauai, where burial will take place.
Kahele was well known in Honolulu and was rated an expert shark hunter, often taking tourist and other parties on these hunts, in which he was very successful, rarely missing landing a shark for the edification of the members of the party. He had been for years with the Young Brothers and was in charge of their gasoline launch Helen, he being a marine engineer by profession.
Born in Anahola, Kauai, Kahele was 28 years, 10 months and 10 days old, and is survived by the widow, who is also reported ill with influenza.
(PCA, 2/15/1920, p. 8)