Mr. Keawehaku dies in Port Gamble, Washington, 1887.

Port Gamble, Wash. Terri.

To you, Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa: Aloha kaua—May it please your honor to give my bundle some open space of your columns so that all the family of this friend who has just died will know. Continue reading


Death of Godfrey Rhode, 1897.


The Hon. Godfrey Rhode (Kapena Roke), who served as President during a three Legislative Sessions during King Kalakaua’s time, died at his residence on Nuuanu Street, at 1?? a. m. in the morning on Wednesday, because of infirmity of that old man. Continue reading

Death of David Kailihiwa, 1923.


O Editor of the Kuokoa:—please allow me some open space in the columns of the pride of the lahui [the Kuokoa newspaper], so that the many intimates and friends of Kona with its cloud billows and sea in the calm, puffy clouds white like hinano blossoms resting in the calm, and the chilly dew drops fall; that David Kailihiwa, one of the native boys of that land that sees life in the puffy clouds has gone, his face is lost, dust returned to dust, and his soul to He who gaveth, at 3:15 in the afternoon, on this past Tuesday, December 26, 1922, at his home on Kawaiahao Street, and in the afternoon on December 31, 1922,  his funeral service was held at Silva’s mortuary, at the corner of Kukui and Nuuanu streets, and it was at Koula Cemetery where his earthly body was laid to rest for all times. Continue reading

Emma Kaili Metcalf Beckley Nakuina, 1847-1929.


Was First Woman Judge Under U. S. Flag; Daughter of Hawaiian Chiefess

The first woman to be a judge in Hawaii under the American flag, Mrs. Emma Kaili Metcalf Beckley Nakuina died early today at the home of her son, Fred Beckley, in Kaimuki. She was born March 5, 1847, in Manoa valley, Oahu, the daughter of Theophilus Metcalf, a sugar planter, and Kaili Kapuolono, chiefess of Kukaniloko. Continue reading

The passing of Mrs. Kahalepulu Kainoalau, 1894.

Set Aside Her Burdens.

My dear mother moved on [? newa] to the other world after 79 or more years in this world, she being Mrs. Kahalepulu Kainoalau, and she left me, her youngest child. There are many of us, and they did not see her last breath. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii of Kalapawai (m) and Hokii (f) Continue reading

Death of Mrs. Amika Keouli, 1921.



Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—I ask for you kindness for an open space o the pride of the lahui [the Kuokoa Newspaper], for my bundle of tears of sadness, that being my dearly beloved mama passing on the road of no return, it will be for you to speed to where the sun appears at Kumukahi all the way to Haehae where the sun sets, so that the family and friends will know that my mama is no more; she has gone, she sleeps on the road of no return. Auwe, the pain of my heart for my dear mama who has gone afar. I will no more hear the voice of my mama calling, “Nela, how will I drink some of your milk?” Auwe, how sad! Continue reading