Helen Lanmoy Apo, Popular Teacher, 1909.


Miss Helen Lanmoy Apo died of typhoid fever last Sunday morning, December 12, 1888, in Iao Valley, Wailuku, Maui. She attended the Kamehameha School for girls, and was graduated from there two years ago. She received a teachers’ certificate from the Honolulu Normal School last June, and was appointed teacher in the public school of Lahaina, Maui, in September. Continue reading

Kanuha Jr. dies gathering opihi at Opihikao, 1919.


Rev. L. K. Kalawe of Kapoho, Puna, who came to Hilo this morning brought news of the accidental death by drowning at Opihikao last Saturday morning of Kanuha, Jr., a Hawaiian 21 years old, who leaves a young wife and child. Continue reading

William Hoapili Kaauwai dies suddenly, 1874.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr. William Hoapili Kaauwai, of Wailuku, Maui, died very suddenly of heart disease, in this city on Monday last. Mr. Kaauwai has been designated as His Majesty’s Chamberlain on Friday last, Continue reading

Death of Mary E. Green, 1902.

DIED.—At Honolulu, September 29, 1902, Mary Elizabeth Green, aged 72 years.

Miss Mary E. Green the subject of the above obituary notice, was born at Lahainaluna, Dec. 14, 1830, where she resided with her father, Rev. J. S. Green, till 1842, when the family removed to Makawao. In 1864 she became a teacher at Maunaolu and remained there till 1869 when the seminary was burned down. From 1882 to 1885 she again taught at the seminary, until called to Honolulu to take charge of missionary work,where she ended her days. Continue reading

Flora Hayes at the Bishop Museum, 1965.

Flora Hayes is translating letters of Isle kings, queens and princes


Flora Kaai Hayes, who couldn’t pass her academic course at Kamehameha School for Girls in 1913, has become one of the Bishop Museum’s most avid scholars of Hawaiiana.

Mrs. Hayes, a former seven-term member of the Territorial House of Representatives, is translating from Hawaiian the letters of King Kalakaua, Queen Kapiolani and Prince Kuhio.

“I was so mischievous that the officials at Kamehameha wouldn’t pass me fromthe academic department,” she said.

Sneaking off the campus to buy see-moi, cakes, candy and pie for her dormitory pals, who claimed they were starving from the institutional food, was one of her special pranks. Continue reading