Charles H. Wilcox and Elizabeth Waterhouse perish in automobile accident, 1920.


Car Skids and Goes Over 150 Foot Precipice—Wife and Child Narrowly Escape With Their Lives.

The Wilcox party had been spending the day, Sunday, June 20, at Kokee, at the C. H. Wilcox place, and left for home early in the afternoon. They were in three cars—the Misses Wilcox in advance, the C. H. Wilcox family next, and the Crawfords and Mrs. P. L. Rice, last. Continue reading


Death announcement, 1920.


Honolulu, June 21. The sad news arrived here in Honolulu about Charles H. Wilcox [Chas. H. Wilikoki] and Miss Elizabeth Waterhouse [Elikapeka Waterhouse] of Honolulu, the 17 year old daughter of John Waterhouse of the Alexander and Baldwin Co. [Hui o Alekanedero Balauwina] meeting with a fatal accident, Continue reading

Danger, 1920.


At Wailuku, Maui, the Life of the Dairy Manager of the Wailuku Sugar Plantation was Spared
Help Came Just in Time So that He Would Not Become a Victim of the Bull

At Wailuku, Maui, on Tuesday of last week, according to news sent to the Advertiser newspaper, Mr. P. W. Eichenger met with an accident, being gored by a bull; and yet he was lucky that he was alive, because help came just in time. Continue reading

Another unnamed victim of opihi picking, 1887.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII”]

On Saturday, January 22, a women fell to her death at the cliff of Kukuiula, Koloa, Kauai; she went with her daughter to pick opihi while her husband was in Lihue at work.

[Be safe when you guys go pound opihi!]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 2/5/1887, p. 2)


Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke X, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Feberuari 5, 1887.

Frightening story from Wananalua, Hana! 1859.

Strong Rain and Wind.

O Hae Hawaii:

Aloha oe:—On the 4th of April, it was a calm day; it was a day that Hana people drove in flying fish [malolo] into nets, and the young flying fish came  back; in the evening, Kaanaana and Malulu went deep water fishing with hook and line, and not long after, the wind and rain came; Kaanaana quickly pulled up the anchor [pohaku], and Malulu urged Kanaana, “Cut the line and let’s paddle at once.” Kaanaana pulled up all the line into the canoe. They paddled for shore, but they did not reach it; there was a lot of rain and wind and they could not paddle away, the canoe went back, and the shore grew dark and could not be seen; they  were lost at sea, it became dark, there was great rain and wind, and great lightning and thunder that night. They flipped over twice and the opening of the canoe was turned underneath, and they righted the canoe, and Malulu lost his paddle and the canoe only had one left. The canoe turned over with the billows and they were in danger of death for the second time. That night became day, that was the fith day, and the canoe did not turn over that day. That day turned into night; there was no calm and the land could not be seen; there was much rain and wind. They nearly died twice that night, and the ama of the canoe came off; Kaanaana jumped to it and binded the ama fast; they sat and the canoe was once again overturned by the billows, and they  were in danger of death again; that was the fourth time they were in peril. It became day, and it was the sixth day; the wind died down a bit but the rain was strong; they sat in the canoe without food or clothing. Continue reading