Death of David Kailihiwa, 1922.


David Kailihiwa of 1017 Kawaiahao street died at his home at 3:15 o’clock last Tuesday, pneumonia being the cause of death. Services will be held next Sunday afternoon at Silva’s mortuary chapel, Kukui, near Nuuanu street, interment to be in the South King street Catholic cemetery.* Kailihiwa, who was a municipal employe in the garbage department, was married, and was born on March 3, 1861, in South Kona, Hawaii, being 61 years, 9 months and 23 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sarah Akau Kailihiwa.

*It is interesting that this cemetery is no longer known by its old name, Koula Cemetery [Pa Ilina o Koula].

[A Hawaiian announcement was posted earlier. It included an image of David Kailihiwa. See the post by clicking this link.]

(Advertiser, 12/28/1922, p. 7)

Honolulu Advertiser, 64th Year, Number 12,508, Page 7. December 28, 1922.

Looking back at things that don’t change, 1904.


Candidate Cecil Brown The Victim of a Scamp.

Circular letters were sent broadcast through the mail yesterday, attacking in a scurrillous way the candidacy of Cecil Brown for the Senate. All three of the men whose names appear on the letter have made affidavit that they had nothing to do with it and knew nothing about it. An effort is being made by Mr. Ryan and the Good Government Club to run down the author of the circular. It is understood that Detective Hatter will be put on the case. Continue reading

Vital Statistics, 2/27/1920.


To George Kaeha and Alice Kalawe, a son, Feb. 1.
To C. C. Sing Loy and Mary Kahai, a daughter, Feb. 14.
To Jim Moses and Kapela Kama, a son, Feb. 14.
To William A. Akerman and Vitoria H. Meyer, a daughter, Feb. 15.
To William Kaholi and Rose Castino, a son, Feb. 15.
To B. U. Karrati and Kealoha A. Blake, a daughter, Feb. 16.
To Abner Chang and Clara Fairman, a son, Feb. 16.
To Charles Rutkowski and Lucy Palaimo, a daughter, Feb. 17.
To George H. Miranda and Rose Trask, a daughter, Feb. 18.
To Thomas Mason and Hattie Maroi, a son, Feb. 18.
To Lino K. Keahi and Lily Bush, a son, Feb. 18.
To Moses Adams and Annie Wahinekapu, a daughter, Feb. 19.
To Solomon Mahoe and Tiller Awa, a daughter, Feb. 19.
To Rodney K. Burgess and Emily P. Hulihee, a son, Oct. 20, 1919.
To C. K. Kahai and Madeline Keahi, a son, Feb. 22.
To E. H. Burtell and Helen Kidder, a daughter, Feb. 23.
To Joe Makua and Mary Kakina, a son, Feb. 24. Continue reading

Calendar done to the specifications of the Hale Naua made by Joseph Liwai Kukahi, 1896.

[Found under: “NUHOU HAWAII”]

The Makaainana newspaper gave its readers the gift of a Calender for this year, prepared by Mr. J. Liwai Kukahi. He followed the organization of the names of the months by the reckoning of the Hale Naua, and so too with the days, they are according to the names of the nights. This is a good Calendar for farmers and fishermen amongst the Hawaiian lahui.

[This is something that I wish was still around for us to see. It is only rarely that you will find still one of these single sheet gifts from the newspaper. Probably because they got pinned to a wall for actual use. Has anyone seen a copy of this?

The only single sheet calendar gifted by a newspaper that I know of still existing is the 1906 Aloha Aina calendar.]

(Kuokoa, 1/10/1896, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 10, 1896.

The pillow mele for Kaahumanu, and the power of the newspapers, 1907.

One reason why the newspapers were/are so important was because they were “immediate,” just as I suppose Facebook and Twitter is today. One person claims something in the newspaper one day, and a few days later you could see more information or contradicting information by someone else, and not necessarily even in the same newspaper. Because people back in the day wanted the latest news, they would subscribe to the different newspapers being printed at the time, or at least would share them with each other. Continue reading

Vital Statistics, 2/19/1870.


Feb. 14.—Ii wed Kauhane (m) and [?????] (f).
Apr. 19.—II wed T. Kaupena (m) and [?????] (f).
May 14.—Ii wed A. [????] (m) and Rahaba (f).
May 16.—Ii wed Solomona [????] (m) and Kahaulelio (f).
July 24.—Ii wed [????] (m) and [????] (f).
Dec. 4.—Ii wed [????] (m) and [????] (f).
Dec. [??].—Ii wed M. [????] (m) and [????] (f).
Dec. 20.—Ii wed [????] (m) and Hoohie (f).
Dec. 20.—Ii wed [????] (m) and [?????] (f).
Dec. 20.—Ii wed [????] (m) and [?????] (f).
Dec. 22.—Ii wed Manuela [????] (m) and Ruka [????] (f).
Dec. 26.—Ii wed [?????] (m) and [?????] Kahea (f).
Dec. [??].—Ii wed Ehu (m) and [?????] (f). Continue reading

Kauai voter registration, 1920.



For the convenience of the electors of the County of Kauai the undersigned will be at the places named below at the time stated except as stated otherwise, for the purpose of registering applicants as voters of the said County of Kauai at any future elections to be held within the County of Kauai: Continue reading

On opening of Kamehameha School for Boys, and why newspapers were important, 1887.


With the words “Ema Kaleleonalani” and “the Dowager Queen,” amongst the articles last week under the title “Kamehameha School [Kula Kamehameha];” what was correct for that part was Mrs. B. Pauahi Bishop. The words above were inserted by mistake because of the influence of reminiscences for Emma, and also because these high chiefs of the land sank down together, dying one after the other. Continue reading