I have come across this obituary a number of times, and each time, I think, “What a name!” 1921.

KING KEONAONA IAPANA OKURA HAS PASSED ON

To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please insert  in your pride of the nation, our bundle of tears of sadness, about our beloved who departed this life, so that the family and many friends living from Hawaii, the Island of Keawe all the way to Kauai of Manokalanipo will know. Continue reading

Death of Kamaki Pahu, 1948.

Obituaries

THOMAS PAHU

Thomas Pahu, 55, of 1010 4th Ave., died this morning at his home. Born in Honolulu, Mr. Pahu was a well known construction man.

He had been with the board of water supply for the last year and was formerly with J. L. Young Engineering Co., Chester Clarke Co., Ready Mix Co. and J. M. Tanaka. Continue reading

Singers from Hawaiia, 1920.

SIX OF HAWAII’S FINEST MUSICIANS COMING HERE FROM ISLANDS TO PRESERVE MUSICAL IDEALS OF NATIVE LAND

Hand-Picked Company of Native Musicians in the Islands Chosen for Long Tour in United States and Canada During Present Summer—Sailed May 19th from Honolulu with Mildred Leo Clemens

Mildred Leo Clemone and Her Native Hawaiians of the Famous Waikiki Beach, April, 1920

Six of the finest native musicians in all the Hawaiian Islands sailed from Honolulu on May 19th on the steamship “Maui,” to fill their first American engagement. They will appear on the Colt Alber Premier circuit in Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio. Continue reading

Spreading Hawaiian music and dance in America and Canada, 1920.

WILL ADVERTISE HAWAII THROUGHOUT STATES

Mildred Lee Clemens and her company of Hawaiian musicians and dancers who will sail with her on the S. S. Maui, May 19, and appear on the Colt-Alber Chautauqua Premier Circuit of the Atlantis coast and Canada, beginning June 10.

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Hawaiian musicians go abroad, 1920.

THE SINGING OF THESE HAWAIIANS IS MOVING FORWARD

The photo above is of a group of Hawaiian singers taken to America, and they are in Canada at the moment, as per what Steven Lukua Matthew told Mrs. Rebecca Lukua, his mother here in Honolulu. There are six of them, and they are all Hawaiians, and their names are: the boys, Steven Lukua Matthew, John J. Matthew, and Kahaia Pahu; and the women are Kuuleipoinaole [Ida Alicante], Ane Hila, and Kamaka Pahu. Continue reading

Passing of Lui Kauhi Poka, 1920.

A BUNDLE OF TEARS FOR MY DEAR HUSBAND LUI KAUHI POKA.

Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Please kindly give me some space of our spokesman, for my bundle of tears placed above, so that the many friends and family of my dear husband who live from where the sun appears at Kumukahi to where it sets at Lehua. Auwe, how dreadful.

With heavy heart I write about my dear companion, my man; my dear husband left me in the purple morning of the 15th of March and the spirit of my beloved man passed on silently and left the heavy burden for me to carry in this dispiriting world. Continue reading