Death of Lonoehu (k) in Laupahoehoe, 1889.


O Kuokoa; Aloha oe:

Please show this important news: Seen was the dead body of Lonoehu (m) by D. Hoakimoa at 6 o’clock in the evening of Friday, the 9th of August, in the ocean right outside of the crooked harbor of Ulekii [?? ke awa kekee o Ulekii] in Laupahoehoe, and Kahaawilau dove in and got the body. Continue reading


More on the death of Lilia Kaleikau, 1922.


Lilia Davis Kaleikau, grandmother of Senator John Andrew Kealoha passed away at her home in Kapaa on Sunday morning at the ripe age of 96 years, and was probably the oldest living Hawaiian woman on Kauai at the time of her death. Continue reading

Expression of affection for Kailipanio Pahia, 1916.


O Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newpaper, Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Please may we ask for your patience in giving us an open space of the Prize of the People to welcome the title place above, so that the multitudes of family of the beloved one who passed on may see. Here is her story:

Abigail [Apikaila] Kailipanio Kuaana Pahia was born at Kalauao, Ewa, Oahu, in 1847, from the loins of Kuaana (m) and Rebecca [Rebeka] Kauhane, therefore she was 70 years old and some months extra. She was married for 38 years with the senior Frank Pahia, and then she lay to rest. Continue reading

Death of Frank Pahia, 1923.



At 4 o’clock on Thursday afternoon past, the messenger of death visited the home of Frank Pahia, an important Hawaiian, who carried out the work of the people for half a century, and [the messenger of death] took his life breath and left his cold body, the dust returning to dust at the cemetery of the Hawaiian church in Kaneohe, after he was sick for a short time.

He was born in Kukuipahu, Kohala, Hawaii, on the 1st of January, 1847, and at his rest, he was 76 years old and a few days over. He became a widower six years ago, and he left behind three children, Mrs. William Henry, the widow of the first Sheriff of the Territory; William Henry; Henry Pahia, a surveyor; and John I. Pahia, a watchman for the lighthouse.

Frank Pahia was highly educated at the schools of Kohala, here in Honolulu, and finally at the college of Lahainaluna, the school famous in that time as the Light not extinguished by the Kauaula wind.

Frank Pahia held many government jobs outside of his regular vocation of surveyor; he was the deputy sheriff of Hawaii at Hilo, and when he returned to Oahu nei, the was deputy sheriff for 16 years for here in the district of Koolaupoko. He was one of the members of the legislature in the time of the Monarchy for two seasons.

Heeia is where he lived the last days of his life. In 1916, his partner left him and he lived alone until his death.

While he held all sorts of positions, he carried out his duties with impartially and righteously; there was seen at all any blemishes in his work in all the positions he held.

He was kind and had an open heart, and he was a redeemer for the people of this land, and a parental figure for the district in which he lived.

(Kuokoa, 1/11/1923, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 11, 1923.