On Irene Haalou Kahalelaukoa Ii, 1886

The Work of John Ii Lives On.

Our readers heard earlier of the marriage of Irene Haalou Kahalelaukoa Ii, daughter of the late Hon. John Ii, to Charles A. Brown, one of the young haole of this town. The lahui will all be joyous when they hear that the daughter of Ii has began at once to walk in the footsteps walked before by her father. Ii was a man who felt much aloha for his lahui, and the need for him to raise up his people.

He gave his life to educating the alii and the makaainana of the old days. Irene, his only child, is following after the deeds of her father. One of the first things this young lady did after her marriage was to take two girls of her lahui from the district of Ewa, and enrolling them in the Kawaiahao Boarding School and paying for the costs of their education. This is an act of aloha. This is like the deeds of John Ii. The name and works of the father live on through the daughter. The friends of Ii will undoubtedly be joyous when hearing of this act of goodwill by the daughter.

(Kuokoa, 10/9/1886, p. 2)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXV, Helu 41, Aoao 2. Okatoba 9, 1886.