Hawaii news from 1837.

From the Sandwich Islands.—We have received a file of the Sandwich Island Gazette to March 11. The Gazette contains a recommendation to the inhabitants of the island to erect a monument to the memory of Captain Cook, at Hawaii, on the spot on which he was killed. The Gazette of Feb. 25, announces the marriage, by Mr. Bingham of Kauikeauli [Kauikeaouli], King of the Sandwich Islands, to Kalama, daughter of Naihekukui. Continue reading

The passing of Queen Hazaleleponi Kalama Kapakuhaili, 1870.

Death of the Alii, the Dowager Queen Hakaleleponi,* Kalama, Kapakuhaili.

The responsibility has fallen upon us to carry the bundle of grief, sadness, and woe, and with regret, we report to you of the death of the Alii, the Dowager Queen Hakaleleponi, Kalama, Kapakuhaili, at 11:02 on the past 20th of Sept., at her residence at Haimoeipo, Honolulu. Continue reading

Passing of Margaret Kapoina Dandridge, 1926.

Following an illness, Mrs. Maggie Kapoina Dandridge, the mother of Mrs. J. K. Mokumaia, grew weary of this life in the morning of this past Tuesday at the age of 77.

(Kuokoa, 10/28/1926, p. 5)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXV, Helu 43, Aoao 5. Okatoba 28, 1926.

Death of a different George Makalena, 1878.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Death of G. C. McLean.—This past Tuesday, Keoki Makalena [George McLean], a haole very familiar to there people here in Honolulu, died; and he was the one who owns the Shop called, “Ka Halekuai Bolabola.”*

[Oftentimes foreign people were given Hawaiianized names like Makalena for McLean, Wilikina for Wilson, or Poe for Boyd. I have started tracking some of these names, because I think it would be helpful when doing research in Hawaiian language documents. See the list by clicking here.]

*George Christie McLean was also known to Hawaiians as Bolabola. His store seems to have been known in English as George C. McLean’s Store.

(Kuokoa, 12/14/1878, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVII, Helu 50, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 14, 1878.

Passing of J. K. Mokumaia covered in D.C. paper, 1929.

“TWO-GUN” MOKUMAIA, HAWAIIAN GUARD, DEAD

Toured U. S. and Europe as Cowboy and Crack Shot With Buffalo Bill’s Show.

“Two-Gun” Mokumaia, a picturesque character of Honolulu, is dead. He was widely known in Hawaii, and during the last few years, as foreman of the Capitol grounds, he made friends with hundreds of tourist visitors. In his youth Mokumaia, says the San Francisco Chronicle, was a paniolo (cowboy) and became so proficient as a horseman, roper and crack shot that he joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, touring the United States and Europe as a Hawaiian cowboy. Continue reading

Another eulogy for William Hookano Iwiula, 1920.

Sometimes different newspapers will edit down submissions. Here is another version of the eulogy for William Hookano Iwiula, here given as William Hoomana Iwiula. This version is much more ornate and detailed. The editor of the Kuokoa probably was conserving space for other articles. Continue reading

Death of William Hookano Iwiula, 1920.

A LOVING EULOGY FOR MY DEAR HUSBAND WHO HAS GONE AFAR, WM. H. IWIULA

William Hookano Iwiula.

Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Please allow me an open column to insert this eulogy of aloha, so that the kin and family of my dearly beloved husband from great Hawaii of Keawe to Kauai of Manokalanipo will know. Continue reading

Passing of Charles Pelenui Mahi, 1944.

Passed On, He has Gone

We had no clue that the Angel of death was so close to the door of the bodily home of one of the finest fathers, that being our friend, Charles P. Mahi. The English messenger of Hilo announced that he left this worldly life.

Because of our fondness for the character of this fine father, we therefore publish a little thing so that the multitudes may know of the true nature of this father. Continue reading