Death of Joseph Kaaua Kaaa, 1918.


Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha between the two of us strangers:—May it please your honor to welcome my bundle of hinano lei in a open space of your office and it will be you who carries it to the four corners of this globe, so that the family, friends, and the many people of my dear hinano lei, my husband, will know that he has passed on and that he left me and our beloved lei grieving for him in this world.

On Thursday, July 11, 1918, at 4 p. m., my dear Joseph K. Kaaa grew weary of this life and and silently moved on alone to the other side of the dark river of death, leaving me behind, burdened with our beloved lei. Auwe, how pained is my heart! No more is my dear Joseph Kaaua Kaaa, my companion for all places.

O Kukalahale Rain, you will no longer see his eyes, no more will will hear his voice, and he will not tread upon your streets.

Auwe, my sadness and grief for my dear husban who has gone afar; no more will I see his features; no more will I hear his voice; no more, no more for all times!

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Lindsay/Lindsey genealogy found in a death announcement, 1912.


O Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please include this parcel of sadness and grief in an empty space of your columns so that my multitudes will know my dear husband has passed, Mr. Thomas Weston Lindsay. Aloha no!

To all my dear family, friends, and intimates, residing from Hawaii to Niihau, from this column you will learn that my beloved kane, Mr. Thomas Weston Lindsay has gone, he left me and all of my family grieving for him with pain, and my heart filled with love for him. Continue reading

Remembering Jules Dudoit, 1866.

The Late Julius Dudoit, Esq.

Seldom does the historian of passing events have a sadder task to perform than when penning obituary notices of his contemporaries; but when the subject of his notice is a person of mark,—of innocent and upright character,—the victim of a dastardly assassin; it becomes a melancholy duty to lay a last mark of esteem upon the tomb of the outraged, especially when venerable for age, and honorable for past services. Continue reading

Horrifying death of Kuakua, 1866.

A Horrifying Death.—The previous night of Friday, there was a dastardly deed, something very frightening, in the uplands of Maemae. It would seem that in the middle of the night, someone familiar with the house went in and attacked Jules Dudoit, Esq. (Kuakua the one who was teaching people seafaring) until dead. That person also attacked the wife as well, but did not carry out his intent upon her. It is believed however that the wife will not survive and the two will perish at the heartless oppressive hands of the murdered. Continue reading

Marriages, Births, & Deaths, 1924.


Edward Burke Peterson to Helen L. Chillingworth, Dec. 15.
Henry  Lau Tau to Elizabeth Hore, Dec. 25.
Charles R. Bye to Mable L. Titcomb, Dec. 26.
John K. N. Mahelona to Emily N. Akau, Dec. 29.
John R. Desha to Eleanor L. Holt, Dec. 31.
Ernest Peterson to T. E. Wailehua, Dec. 31.
Samuel K. Kaluna to Annie K. Kauka, Dec. 31.
Joseph Kahawai to Hannah Pipi, Dec. 31.


To William Puaoi and Elizabeth Rodrigues, a son, Dec. 24.
To Mr. and Mrs. Solomon A. Halualani, a son, Dec. 26.
To John A. S. De Fries and Rebecca Kua, a daughter, Jan. 3.
To Kealoha Kinney and Harriet Awa, a daughter, Jan. 6.
To Fred William Klug and Dora M. K. Paakamia [? Dora M. K. Pokamia], a son, Jan. 7.


Pedro Kaimihana, on Mission Street, Jan. 1.
Hoomau Kohina, at the Queen’s Hospital, Jan. 2.
Charles Punohu, at Oahu Prison, Jan. 2.
Leialoha Makanoa, at the Queen’s Hospital, Jan. 2.
Mildred K. Wilscon, on the steamship Kilauea, Jan. 2.
John Pololu, on Kellett Street, Jan. 2.
Dick Richard Jr., on Houghtailing Street, Jan. 3.
Harriet Morton, at the Children’s Hospital, Jan. 4.
Ezekiela Kala on Punchbowl Street [alanui Puowaina], Jan. 4.
Kauleikanaka Paakaula, on Coral Street, Jan. 4.
Mary Paaluhi, on Auld Street, Jan. 4.
Norma Leilani Hoke, on Pua Lane, Jan. 4.
Manaole Kamakawiwoole, in Honolulu, Jan. 4.
Wailua, at Lunalilo Home, Jan. 5.
Rebecca De Fries, at the Queen’s Hospital, Jan. 5.
Samuel Keluaipaka, on Liliha Street, Jan. 6.
Daniel P. Paniani, on Ilaniwai Street, Jan. 7.

(Kuokoa, 1/10/1924, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 2, Aoao 6. Ianuari 10, 1924.

The passing of Abbie Puaoi, 1918.


O Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe in sadness:—I ask for your patience in carrying my parcel of sadness in some space of your delicate body, and may it carry it forth and announce to the multitudes of family, companions, and friends of my dear wife, who live from the east where the sun rises at Kumukahi on the island of Keawe, all the way to [the west] where the sun sets at Lehua, that my dearly beloved wahine, Abbie Puaoi, has left this life, and has glided away on the path taken by all living beings.

She left me and our beloved lei [children] mourning in sadness and heart-wrenching sorrow in the morning of Friday, June 28, 1918, half past seven o’clock, after just being ill for one week. Auwe, how sorrowful!

My dearly beloved wahine was born in Hookena, South Kona, Hawaii, on the 22nd of December, 1887, from the loins of her parents, Mr. John Nahinu and Mrs. Kapule Nahinu. She was taken to hanai when she was a baby by her hanai parents, Mrs. Louisa Aukai and Joseph I [?? Mrs. Louis Aukai Josepeh I], of Nawiliwili, Kauai; and so that is how she was separated from her parents and lived on the island that snatches the sun [Kauai]. Continue reading

On the passing of Mrs. Lono Kahakauila, 1924.


Mr. Sol. Hanohano, Aloha nui:—If there is open space on the ship Kuokoa, please include the title above.

In the early morning of Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5:45 p. m. [? a. m.], Mrs. Lono Kahakauila grew weary of this life at her home at Keononalu, Wailuanui, Maui; and she left behind her remains for the family and the friends to grieve over on this side of the dark river of death [ka muliwai eleele o ka make]. Continue reading