Death of Eliza Kahele Holt, 1920.


The sad news reaches us of the death of Mrs. C. J. Holt of Nawiliwili. She had been sick only a few days. The dread disease had under-mined a fine constitution very speedily. Interment takes place to-day from the Lihue Hawaiian church.

Mrs. Holt, nee Eliza Kahele, was of a good old Hawaiian family, widely known and greatly respected. In physique, as well as in bearing, disposition, and character, she recalled the old-time alii strain of Hawaiian, now every good cause, which she was those qualities of courtesy, grace, and dignity, which are peculiarly Hawaiian; and to these were added the less common qualities of strength of character, initiative, executive and endurance.

She was blessed with a sunny, responsive temperment, and a kindly, generous disposition. She made friends wherever she went, and she was in demand for every good cause. Furthermore, she was ready to help in every good cause, which she was abundantly able to do because of her executive ability, and her personal accomplishments.

She was a valued worker in Church and Sunday School, and a trusted officer of the Kaahumanu Society. She leaves a husband a two small children to mourn her loss, as well as other relatives and many friends.

(Garden Island, 3/9/1920, p. 1)

The Garden Island, Volume 16, Number 10, Page 1. March 9, 1920.

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