The birth of the future Kamehameha IV, 1839.

Honolulu March 4.

Kinau just gave birth, on the sabbath, Feb. 9, to a son. Kauikeaouli named him, Liholiho, for his older brother who died in foreign lands; and he took him as a child. He is living in the court of the King.

(Lama Hawaii, 3/14/1834, p. 2)

Honolulu Maraki 4.

Ka Lama Hawaii, Makahiki 1, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Maraki 14, 1834.

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The Kalahikis have a baby girl, 1915.

At 11 o’clock in the morning of this past Tuesday, the family home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kalahiki at Mokuhonua was visited by a new malihini. This is a baby girl, and the second of their children.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/13/1915, p. 3)

Ma ka hora 11...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 9, Helu 48, Aoao 3. Mei 13, 1915.

More on reported child of Piilani, 1893.

[Found under: “LOCAL AND GENERAL.”]

It was currently reported around Waimea and Lihue last week by the natives that Piilani, the pretty wife of Koolau, the leper outlaw, gave birth to another child about three weeks ago, and that the mother and child were coing well at their home on the Waimea mountains.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 8/29/1893, p. 9)

It was currently reported...

Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXVIII, Number 35, Page 9. August 29, 1893.

Piilani and Koolau had another child? 1893.

We received word about the wife of Koolau, that champion of Kauai, giving birth. And it was confirmed in a small article in this morning’s Advertiser. It is important to commemorate the giving birth by the wife of the man who caused those confrontations [kike ka maka o ka a-la]. And today, the father of this young child just born is famous. There is just this, it is not known whether the newborn is a boy or girl. It is clear that they will continue… [The last two lines in the digital image of this article is unfortunately illegible.].

[Anyone know more information?]

(Ka Lei Momi, weekly, 8/28/1893, p. 1)

Ua loaa mai ia makou...

Ka Lei Momi, Buke I, Helu 4, Aoao 1. Augate 28, 1893.

Hooulu Lahui, 1874.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

A Gift.—This past Wednesday, at 9 o’clock at night, one of our coworkers at this Office was given a gift, by his Lady giving him a large, well-developed girl, who weighed even eleven pounds. To Mr. H. L. Sheldon, the Editor of the newspaper “Advertiser,” goes our shared joy for his being blessed with a beautiful grandchild, as we ask of the Heavens to continue to send this type of gifts, to once again increase the lahui of King Kalakaua, the king of whose reign is said,

—”E hooulu i ka Lahui.”¹—

¹One of the great goals of King Kalakaua was to Hooulu Lahui, or to increase the Hawaiians.

(Kuokoa, 8/22/1874, p. 2)

He Makana.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 34, Aoao 2. Augate 22, 1874.

More on Jack Desha, 1912.

KIWINI HAS A GRANDCHILD.

Amongst the youth of Hawaii nei who are pursuing education who have gone to “Foreign Lands” [Aina E], one of them is the son of our friend, Rev. Stephen Desha. He left for Harvard College. This Hawaiian youth lived at the home of the parents of a girl by the name of Miss Agnes Reddy, in Medford, Massachusetts. This Hawaiian youth was enraptured with this young lady. With all the might in the young Desha, he asked the father of the woman who he was taken with to agree that there be the bond of holy matrimony between him and his daughter. The father of the young lady refused, that his daughter could not marry a Protestant being that this family was of the Catholic faith.

So the two young ones fled to Nashua, New Hampshire, without the parents of the woman or anyone else knowing about it. And there they were wed; then they went before her father and revealed to him of their marriage. The father told them that they must have a Catholic marriage. This was carried out. The day they were were wed was on New Year’s Day, of the year 1910, and on the 11th of Dec., 1910, they had their baby. She was named Evalina C. M. Desha.

The schoolmates of young Desha had no idea that living amongst them was a boy that was married and had a large baby; until the next New Year’s Day, when for the first time that the knowledge-seeking Hawaiian announced it outright before his schoolmates.

We hear that the young Desha will enter into Medical School.

(Aloha Aina, 7/13/1912, p. 1)

KANI MOOPUNA NO O KIWINI.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVII Helu 28, Aoao 1. Iulai 13, 1912.

It seems that Jack was not all work and no play, 1912.

Desha Elopes, Weds; Keeps Secret 2 Years

Jack Desha of Hawaii, Harvard’s star baseball player, marries girl of his choice despite opposition of stern parent. Two ceremonies held, and he becomes proud father before his classmates learn the story that he has long left the ranks of single men.

—Photo by Perkins.

Harvard Hears News When He Presents a Candidate for Class Baby

Jack Desha of Hilo and Harvard, famed as a football and baseball player, is a benedict. Further than this, he entered the ranks of married men two years ago by way of an elopement with the daughter of his landlord and was married on New Year’s Day, 1910. It may also be stated that Jack Desha has been a proud father since December 11, 1910, when Evelyn C. M. Desha came into the world.

Friends of Jack Desha in the Hawaiian Islands need not feel disappointed or grieved at the fact that the young athlete failed to confide in them, for it appears that the members of his own class at Harvard, that of 1912, knew nothing about it until Desha as a candidate for the class baby, to which position she was at once elected by the class. Continue reading