Death of Dr. Matthew Puahakoililanimanuia Makalua, 1929.

POPULAR DOCTOR’S DEATH.

FOUNDER OF A.O.D. TINFOIL COT SCHEME.

DR. MATTHEW MAKALUA.

A popular and highly esteemed member of the medical profession, Dr. M. Makalua, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., died on Tuesday at 30, Warrior-square. He was noted for his philanthropy, and both he and his wife, who died 14 months ago, were intensely interested in all work for the poor. Continue reading

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Mauna Kea, 1906.

ON HAWAII’S SNOWY PEAKS.

Picture by Gartley.

1. SNOW AND CLOUDS ON MAUNA KEA.

2. ON TOP OF MAUNA KEA.

3. MAUNA KEA SNOWFALL.

4. A HALT ON MAUNA KEA’S SLOPES.

(Advertiser, 2/4/1906, p. 9)

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(Sunday Advertiser, Volume IV, Number 162, Page 9. February 4, 1906.

 

Maui surveying story from W. O. Aiken, 1943.

How’s Your Hawaiian?

By GEORGE T. ARMITAGE

THE COW’S KULEANA

For some time I have been promised a story from Worth O. Aiken, popular kamaaina who, because of the many trips  he has made to the summit crater in Hawaii National Park areas on Maui, was long known as the mayor of Haleakala. And here it is: Continue reading

Death of Frank Pahia, 1923.

FRANK PAHIA WAS CALLED BACK.

FRANK PAHIA.

At 4 o’clock on Thursday afternoon past, the messenger of death visited the home of Frank Pahia, an important Hawaiian, who carried out the work of the people for half a century, and [the messenger of death] took his life breath and left his cold body, the dust returning to dust at the cemetery of the Hawaiian church in Kaneohe, after he was sick for a short time.

He was born in Kukuipahu, Kohala, Hawaii, on the 1st of January, 1847, and at his rest, he was 76 years old and a few days over. He became a widower six years ago, and he left behind three children, Mrs. William Henry, the widow of the first Sheriff of the Territory; William Henry; Henry Pahia, a surveyor; and John I. Pahia, a watchman for the lighthouse.

Frank Pahia was highly educated at the schools of Kohala, here in Honolulu, and finally at the college of Lahainaluna, the school famous in that time as the Light not extinguished by the Kauaula wind.

Frank Pahia held many government jobs outside of his regular vocation of surveyor; he was the deputy sheriff of Hawaii at Hilo, and when he returned to Oahu nei, the was deputy sheriff for 16 years for here in the district of Koolaupoko. He was one of the members of the legislature in the time of the Monarchy for two seasons.

Heeia is where he lived the last days of his life. In 1916, his partner left him and he lived alone until his death.

While he held all sorts of positions, he carried out his duties with impartially and righteously; there was seen at all any blemishes in his work in all the positions he held.

He was kind and had an open heart, and he was a redeemer for the people of this land, and a parental figure for the district in which he lived.

(Kuokoa, 1/11/1923, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 11, 1923.

Nihoa or Bird Island, J. J. Williams, 1885.

This is one of the few surviving images of Nihoa taken on the 1885 trip by J. J. Williams. According to Sereno E. Bishop in the previous post, “The photographers had been half drowned and lost most of their instruments and plates.” The original of this photograph is located at the Hawaii State Archives.

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Hawaii State Archives, PP-45-10_006