Honolulu’s population, 1895.

The Number of People Here in Honolulu.

Because of the arrival of the sickness called Cholera [Kolera], all of the people were tallied in the areas near the town of Honolulu, as the areas were settled, like thus. Continue reading

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Smallpox—Mai Puupuu Liilii—Hebela, 1862.

Small Pox [Mai Puupuu Liilii],
AT IRISH CREEK, CALIFORNIA.

On the 25th of April, was the day I arrived here, and Small Pox [Hebela] had spread amongst the people here. Four people were cured, and one person named Kipouno Mangsia died. And when I arrived, there were three sick at that time.

By the loving request of the people here, I felt pleased and my heart was happy to stay for awhile with them here. After staying here for one week, there were many sick; seven new cases, totaling ten. Continue reading

Death of J. W. Nakuina, 1905.

J. W. NAKUINA HAS PASSED ON.

On Sunday, the 16th of April, at Kakaako, Honolulu nei, the angel of death came and took away the last breath of J. W. Nakuina, at seventeen years old. He was born here in Honolulu on August 20, 1888, from the loins of Mr. David Himeni and Kalani Himeni, and returned to Pelekunu, Molokai. Continue reading

Emma Ahuena Taylor remembers Princess Ruth Keelikolani, 1935.

PRINCESS RUTH KEELIKOLANI, HAUGHTY BUT KIND, BELOVED ALII OF OLD DAYS

Her Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani seemed to have always been in my life.

When she came to stay at Wailuakio (Palama), she would always spend the night in my mother’s home. For her retinue was large and my mother’s home was a convenient place to entertain them all. Continue reading

Bubonic plague reached our shores? 1901.

THE MICE HAVE NOT DIED.

The mice given fluids from that Japanese woman said to have died from the bubonic plague [ma’i bubonika] have not died. There are just two more days left, and after they are over, and the mice do not die, it will be clear to the doctors that the bubonic plague has not come to Hawaii nei. Pray that the mice live and we are saved of that tragedy.

(Kuokoa, 4/5/1901, p. 6)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 14, Aoao 6. Aperila 5, 1901.