Passing of Benjamin Nalaeelua Kahalepuna, 1937.

B. N. Kahalepuna Called By Death

Was 25 Years In Employ Of Territory

Benjamin N. Kahalepuna, 58, died Monday at his home at 2310 Pauoa road after a brief illness. He was born at Kaneohe, Oahu, September 7, 1879, and had served in the territorial government for more than 25 years.

He was appointed to the bureau of conveyances in 1898 and two years later served as a school teacher. In 1907 he was appointed to a position in the sheriff’s office under Col. Curtis P. Iaukea, and was later given the position of sergeant of police under W. P. Jarrett. Continue reading

Benjamin Nalaeelua Kahalepuna spends time with his father for the holidays, 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

Aboard the Kinau of this past evening, Mr. B. N. Kahalepuna left for Koloa, Kauai, to spend his Christmas with his birth father, William Keaumaikai Bacle, and in the afternoon of this coming Tuesday, he will leave Kauai to come back to town.

(Kuokoa, 12/24/1920, p. 4)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 52, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 24, 1920.

Death of Mrs. Lilia Kalama, 1920.


Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please may I ask for you patience and kindness in allowing me some space in the Precious, being that I have a bundle of tears for my dear mama Lilia Kalama, and heavy burden of grief for my dearly beloved, my parent, so that the multitudes, the family, and the friends living from where the sun appears at Kumukahi to where it sets at the base of Lehua, will know.

In midday at 12:30 on Sunday, the 5th of December, the loveless angel of death visited our home in Waiakea Homestead, and took the living breath of my dearly beloved mama, Lilia Kalama, and her eyelids closed, and she slept for all times, and the words of the Holy Book were fulfilled, earth returned to earth, and the soul to God, the one who created it; and left behind us, her children, grandchildren, and family living with unforgettable memories for my dear mother who has gone. Continue reading

Death of Waikane I. Helani, mother of William K. Helani, 1920.


Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please allow us some space in the news carrying dove, for my parcel of aloha, and may it quickly take the news among the archipelago of Hawaii, so that the multitudes of may beloved, my mother, may hear.

In the afternoon of Sunday, February 1, 1920, my dearly beloved mother passed on. My dear mother was a fine mother in housekeeping; her heart was full of love and graciousness; her family and friends who visited our home were important to her. She was humble, and did not desire the lavish things of this life. Continue reading

Death of William K. Helani, 1920


Sol. Hanohano, Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha kaua:—May your honor please allow my sad parcel of aloha, so that the multitudes, the family of my dear husband living from where the sun rises until where it sets in Lehua, will know.

Aloha, aloha my dear husband who has gone afar; my companion in the rain and wind; my parental figure in unfamiliar lands. Aloha, aloha for you fine deeds, for your patience for our well being. Continue reading

More on the death of William A. Kiha, 1899.


Halawa, Molokai, Aug. 16—At the hour of 2 a.m. of the past 10th, W. A. Kiha died at 63 years old. He was born at Kawaihae Uka, on the 2nd of Feb. 1836 from the loins of Kaipokane (f) and Kauhiokalani; Continue reading

Clarence W. Kinney reports on the visit of the Maori entourage, 1920.


On the morning of the 16th of May, fourteen Maori arrived, six men and eight women, aboard the ship the Niagara, from New Zealand. After the examination by customs, they were taken to the mission house of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints at Auwaiolimu.

When they entered the church, the eyes were fixed of everyone who gathered, and the crowd was filled with happiness and aloha. Continue reading

Death of Rosie Antonio Richards, 1920.



To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, aloha kaua:—Please place my bundle of tears in an open space of the pride of the lahui, that being this placed here above, and may the newspaper carry it to the four corners of our archipelago and report that Mrs. Rosie A. Richards (Loke Likeke) of Kalihi, Honolulu, my dear, my companion of this dispiriting life has gone to sleep the eternal sleep, and our loving bond has been undone, and she has left me along with our children [neck lei], along with the many friends and intimates, remembering her with tears, with great regret, for she was a gracious and generous mother, and full of aloha for her family and friends, and for her goodness to all; she was greatly beloved by everyone who met with her, and a woman of her good nature is very rare. Continue reading