Death of Mrs. Sarah Kawehiwehi Kailihiwa, 1924.


Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Solomon Hanohano; Greetings:—I ask for your graciousness and your benevolence, to insert my thoughts in one of the columns of the favorite of the lahui, pertaining to the one year remembrance of my dear mother who has passed on, Mrs. Sarah Kawehiwehi Kailihiwa.

She grew weary of this life and left me, her loving lei, her daughter, the grandchildren, and her many family, grieving after her, on the 6th of the month of March, in 1923 past; and this Thursday, the 6th of March, 1924 will make one year since her loving eyes were hidden from us…


…without forgetting loving recollections for dear mama.

Because of my great aloha and regret for my dear mama, I am holding a remembrance party for her at my home, at 1017 Kawaiahao Street, to commemorate the year since her death; and I invite everyone to join me in my hour of sadness and pain for my dear mama who has passed on, whereas her body has been left behind and accompanied on her final journey; come to this remembrance party with no one staying home.

To the members of the Democratic Club [Kalapu Demokarata] of the Fifth Precinct, Fourth District, the club which my beloved mama served as secretary for, I lovingly invite you to come; also to the Hui Poi Imiola of Kewalo, the group that she served as president for; and also to the Hui Lanakila, the friends and intimates and family; to all of you goes this invitation. Come without feeling any shame!

I am her daughter who is left without a mama,
Honolulu, Feb. 27, 1924.

[Here is a link to her actual death announcement a year earlier, where her daughter speaks of birth of her mother, Sarah Kawehiwehi Kailihiwa, at Kapalama, Honolulu on 9/16/1872, the death of Sarah Kawehiwehi Kailihiwa’s mother, Mrs. Kaaikaula Kauhi, on 8/20/1922. And then the death of Sarah Kawehiwehi Kailihiwa’s husband, Mr. David K. Kailihiwa, on 12/27/1922.]

(Kuokoa, 2/28/1924, p. 5)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 9, Aoao 5. Feberuari 28, 1924.

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