Death of William A. Kiha, 1899.


We received news from Maui, reporting that William A. Kiha, one of the educated Hawaiians of the Archipelago, has left this life on a day last week.

Most of the old time Honolulu people as well as some young ones will not forget about WIlliam A. Kiha, teacher of the Independent School of English at the church of Kaumakapili. It was at that school that he served as teacher along with his brother Enoka Kalauao. There are many who became proficient at English being taught by William A. Kiha. The current editor of this newspaper [Joseph M. Poepoe] sought knowledge of English under him, at the school of Kaumakapili, for short periods of time.

This man had all kinds of knowledge and skill. He was well versed in song, he was knowledgeable in explaining the bible, he was skilled in oratory, and he was an attorney at law.

His last wife, who passed on, was the birth mother of Mrs. J. N. K. Keola, the wife of Mr. J. N. Keola, clerk of the Circuit Court of Maui.

(Kuokoa, 8/25/1899, p. 2)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 34, Aoao 2. Augate 25, 1899.

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