Death of Pilipo Naone, John K. Naone’s father, 1882.

PILIPO NAONE.

On the 16th of February past, Naone let out his last breath, and the man returned to his Lord whom he loved greatly, for whom he was a servant in many good works; Naone died at eighty or so years old. He was born up in Pauoa. His father was Mahi and his  mother was Hama [?? it is hard to read]; his parents were from Kauai and then resided in Pauoa; these parents had three children: Pokaakua, along with P. Naone and D. Lima; Pokaakua and Lima died ealier, and only Naone lived until old age, living for more than 80 years. Continue reading

Six years later, Mary’s husband John K. Naone dies, 1906.

J. K. NAONE HAS PASSED ON.

On the 8th of this month, like a their in the night, the hand of death which has no compassion visited the home of John K. Naone, at Pauoa, Honolulu nei, and snatched away the spirit of the bodily abode of John K. Naone, at 64 years old 11 months and 7 days of life, and left behind dust to dust.

John K. Naone was the last child of Pastor Naone [Pilipo Naone] and Pele, his first wife. Hao was the first child, Hama, Daniela, and Meli, were the elder siblings of the one who passed on. He was born on the 31st of January 1841, at Pauoa, and he was educated at the Royal School of Kahehuna. He was married to Mele Ahia [Mary Ahia], but they had not children.

He was the head of the prison for some years, and a tax collector for the Ewa District for some years.

During the time of the Kamehamehas, he joined the guards, and he was a lieutenant in the Princeʻs Own Guards [ka pualikoa Prince Own], and he was a rifleman for that company.

He was a member of the Kawaiahao Church, and was in the choir for a number of years. He was a very skilled painter, and it is in that profession which he kept at until he grew weak and put it aside. Continue reading

Mrs. Elizabeth Kahele Nahaolelua to return home, 1897.

RETURNING.

Aboard the Australia of this past Tuesday, there was a letter received by the family and friends of Mrs. Kahele Nahaolelua, Queen Liliuokalani’s lady-in-waiting [mea lawelawe], on Her [the Queen’s] voyage to seek what is right for Her people, who is staying in Washington; saying that she [Nahaolelua] is returning because of her illness, Continue reading

Kamehameha II and Kamamalu return aboard the British ship Blonde on May 4, 1825.

Remembrances.

On the 22nd of May in the year 1824, King Liholiho and his attendants landed in Portsmouth, England. On the 26th [of May] of that same year, Kaumualii, the King of Kauai, died at Honolulu, and Lahaina is where he was buried. Continue reading

Marriage of Mikala Kamalimali, April 24, 1839.

Puawaina, May 6, 1839.

A MARRIAGE.

Hear me, O K. H. [Kumu Hawaii Newspaper]

I am telling you of something that I witnessed.

Mr. Sila* of the United States was married to a woman here in Honolulu; Mikala Kamalimali is the name of his wife, the daughter of Mamala; the 24th of April was when they were married, at the house of Bingham [Binamu], the pastor here in Honolulu. Continue reading

On earth day, a mele for Kamehameha III attributed to Kamehameha II, 1866.

[Found under “No Kalani ‘Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III.'”]

O hanau ka Honua a mole ka honua,
O kokolo ke aa ka weli o ka honua,
O lani weli ka honua o lani Ii,
O holo pu ka mole o uina ke aa,
O hale Kaopulewa ka honua,
O Palinuu ka honua akea ka honua,
O honua ku o honua noho ka honua,
O honua lewa o honua paa ka honua,
Ka honua ilalo,—ilalo nuu ka honua,
O honua a “Kea,” na kea ka honua,
O honua a “Papa,” na Papa ka honua,
O ka hiapo honua a Papa i hanau,
Oia ho—i, o ka honu—a, hanau ka honua,
O ka honua la hoi auanei ko lalo nei la,
Owai la hoi auanei ko luna la?
Owai la, o ka po, aia—aia hoi ha,
“Pala kiohoa i ku ua ka pua koa,
Puai aweawe ula i ka laau,
I ena mai i ke aha kauka huna
I ku puupuu no i ke Kuahine,
Kahe koko koko iole ka ua i ke kula,
Mala ka ili mala wale o ka ilima,
I ka powa haalele ia e ka La,
He oki ua ka hau opu o Kalena,
Ku i ka hono o Lihue newa ka pua—e,
E aloha—e. Continue reading

On the name Kamehameha, 1838.

I just ran across this article yesterday [again], and was just as excited about it as the first time… 2021

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KAMEHAMEHA.

That is the name of the Alii nui of Hawaii nei. This name is known to the native people, but the spelling by the haole is confused; in their letters, this and that one’s spelling is strange. Here are what ten haole have written, each are different. All of them are old-timers. They are taken from haole documents.

1. Tameamea

2. MaihaMaiha

3. Cameamea

4. Comaamaa

5. Tomyhomyhaw

6. Tamaahmaah

7. Hameamea

8. Tomooma

9. Tamahama

10. Tamehameha

(Kumu Hawaii, 9/12/1838, p. 31.)

KAMEHAMEHA. Ke Kumu Hawaii, Buke 4, Pepa 8, Aoao 31. Sepatemaba 12, 1838.

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A mele for Kalanianaole on this holiday proclaimed in his honor, 1910.

HE MELE NO KALANIANAOLE.

He inoa nou e Kalanianaole,
Ka hoku hele o ka Pakipika.
Ua like no oe me ka uwila,
Ke telegarapa ha’i manao.
Akaka ka Elele ike e ka po,
Ua ike ka lani me ka honua.
Ua na’i oe apuni na moku,
I pono nou hoa makaainana. Continue reading

A kingdom of literacy, 1869.

Hear this.

May our newspaper readers of this past year see this; while we are busy fulfilling your subscriptions for the time, if you do not receive this year’s newspapers in some of your districts, do not be puzzled, but think first about not paying for the year being the reason newspapers have not been sent, however if you are prepared to pay your debts of the past and for this current year, then newspapers will be handed over with no delay as you per your wishes. Continue reading

Double wedding at the home of Samuel Parker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1892.

Double Wedding.

At the hour of 11 in the midday, April 26, at the festooned residence here in Honolulu nei of His Excellency [ka Mea Mahalo ia] Samuel Parker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, joined together by Rev. A. Mackintosh were Charles Maguire and Miss Mary H. Parker, the first born of the Minister, honored by the groomsman and bridesmaid [ku aoao], Palmer Woods and Miss Kamakee Cummins. At the same time and place, by that same pastor, Mr. Robert R. Hind Jr. and Miss Hannah Low were joined together, honored by the groomsman and bridesmaid, William Wright and Miss Hassinger. Amongst those who came to witness this distinguished marriage were the Alii the Queen, Continue reading