One more from the Deshas, 1944.

Our Day


At four o’clock on Friday, February 18, and in the Central Kona Union Church, Miss Clara Rose Blank was joined in holy covenant of matrimony with George Ernest Cherry of Kona Inn. Rev. Desha read the lines of the mele which made the two of them into one. The attendants [ku aoao] were R. Leighton Hind for Mr. Cherry and Mrs. Frances Cushingham for Miss Blank.

These are haole youths, but they lived here in Kona for a long time, and have become kamaaina. Miss blank is working for the University Extension Service, and her work takes her into the different homes. One of her duties is to teach housewives how to cook nutritious foods. When guava is ripe, she taught the mothers how to make jelly.

Mr. Cherry is the head of Kona Inn, and they will live at the hotel.

 After the wedding a celebratory party was held for the married couple at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cushingham of Kealakekua. The club of Kini Ka played and sang the songs of Hawaii nei.

On Friday, February 25, a meeting was held called a Day of Prayer for the World by the mothers of Kona. The mothers gathered in Christ Church, Kealakekua, the Episcopal church of Kona nei.

This endeavor was begun by the women of New York, America, and they sent their program to Christian women all over the world who have the same thought, that is peace on earth. All the various ethnicities participated in the activities of the day. The leader of this exercise was Mrs. Miller the wife of the Episcopal pastor of Kona. Some girls of Kona Waena High School sang; there were perhaps eleven of them.

The spirit of the day and the prayer went like this: With all of your though, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/8/1944, p. 2)

Ko Maua La

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVIII, Number 46, Aoao 2. Maraki 8, 1944.

Even more from the Deshas, 1944.

Our Day


These past days, the Rev. Desha went to Hilo for a conference of pastors held there. He went with Rev. Paul Morimoto and Rev. and Mrs. James Upchurch. Rev. Desha said that this was one of the finest Conferences.

Rev. Desha planned to go to Honolulu once the Conference in Hilo was over for the birthday of his Aunty, Mrs. Bella [Isabella] Desha, and those who know her as Mother Desha. But he gave up this idea to go when he hear that his cousin, Alika Desha, left this life, the youngest son of Mother Desha. How regretful for these young Hawaiians.

Alika [Alexander] Desha was born in Honolulu, and he was forty-nine years old. He was educated at the government schools of Honolulu and Hilo. He married Emma Ukauka of Honolulu and from this union they had five children. For over twenty-five years he worked for the store of P. C. Beamer, his brother-in-law, in Hilo.

The family from Honolulu who came for the funeral was Mother Desha [Isabella Desha], mother of the deceased; Mrs. Ida Becker, sister; David Desha, older brother, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Desha, cousins; and the children, Capt. Adolph Desha, Alec Jr. and Vivian. The funeral was held in the afternoon of Thursday, January 13, 1944. The first funeral congregation was held Elmore Funeral Home for the family and friends. Rev. Moses Moku and Rev. Desha performed the service. The final funeral congregation was held at the Masonic Hall under the direction of the Masons, and there were many friends who came.

The celebration of the birthday of Mother Desha was not neglected, but the children and grandchildren of the one whose day it was gathered in the morning of the Sabbath and honored her with a very nice party. She is eighty years old.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 1/26/1944, p. 1)

Ko Maua La

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVIII, Number 40, Aoao 1. Ianuari 26, 1944.

And more from the Deshas, 1944.

Our Day


Kealakekua, Friday, May 12, 1944—This is the birthday of our firstborn, Stephen Luluhiwalani Desha, III. Today he is twenty-two years old. This afternoon the Rev. Desha will go down to Milolii because he will hold prayer there this Sunday. He is going to Milolii at once because he wants to go fishing. He wants some fish to take to Honolulu. The kamaaina sends you off, O malihini, with a bundle for your hand.

I will not get to Milolii this week, and our Aunty, Mrs. Annie Au of Napoopoo and her grandchild, will go down with Rev. Desha. She will stay with Mrs. Sarah Kalua, the teacher of Milolii, and Rev. Desha will stay at the home of his friends, Mr.and Mrs. Eugene Kaupiko.

 Saturday, May 13, 1944—By way of telephone from Honolulu, I heard the sad news of Mrs. Kaulani Woodward, that she left this world of life. Aloha ino no. Mrs. Woodward was the actual Aunty Judge R. Desha of Honolulu, Mrs. Eliza Desha Brown of Hilo and the Rev. Desha of Kona, and she was the actual younger sister of their mother, Mary Kaakopua Desha. Mrs. Kaulani Woodward was born in Napoopoo, Kona, and she was raised there until she was grown up. She married David Bent, and had two sons by this marriage, David Kaonohi Bent and Henry Kuuhaealoha Bent. Mrs. Pearl Nye and Samuel Kekumano are children of her brother, Samuel L. Kekumano who passed on earlier. She was married again to the Rev. Joseph Woodward perhaps twenty years ago or more. The first resided in Kohala, during the time when Rev. Woodward was assigned as Kahu for the Kalahikiola Church. They moved to Waimea when Woodward became Kahu for Imiola Church. They moved once more to Napoopoo when Rev. Woodward was called to be the Kahu for Kahikolu Church. There they lived until Woodward retired. They then returned to Honolulu this past year. From what I heard, the funeral will be held on Monday, May 15. The kamaaina of our beloved land are going little by little.

[This is a nice genealogy centered around Kaulani Woodward. Genealogy can be found anywhere!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/24/1944, p. 1)

Ko Maua La

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIX, Number 5, Aoao 1. Mei 24, 1944.

More from the Deshas, 1944.

Our Day


Kealakekua, Thursday, April 27, 1944. This morning the Rev. Desha went down to Kailua, to the Kona Inn, to fetch his namesake grandchild, Winona Beamer. She had a friend with her. The Rev. Desha went with our first child, Stephen Desha III, to take Winona Beamer and her friend to Hale o Keawe at Honaunau. They saw the Stone of Keoua [Pohaku a Keoua], the stone konane board, the stone with holes to bury the umbilical cord of babies of those days, the stone that Kaahumanu used to hide from Kamehameha with, and the stone god figures.

After their tour was over they returned to Napoopoo and saw the Monument to Opukahaia and the bay of Kealakekua. And after that was done, they came back to our home to eat lunch. After lunch, we had an enjoyable time with Winona Beamer with the piano and all of us singing.

At 2:00 p. m., a haole arrived, Mr. Lester, a friend of these girls, and we all went to Huehue, to the home of those friends, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Vredenberg [Vredenburg]. We spent a pleasant time with Mrs. Vredenberg and saw her drawings of all sorts of flowers. One of her pictures was of the flower of the Hawaiian ape. These drawings were not small, they were big indeed. The length of this drawing is around three feet while the width is about two feet and a half. If you look at this drawing, it looks as if it is growing in the picture. After enjoying our time, we turned back and the visitors returned to the Kona Inn.

Friday, April 28, 1944. At 9:00 this morning, the two of us went to the Dentist [Hale Kauka huki niho] and had a checkup. My tooth was chipped from eating the charred skin from a kalua pig. I ate it because it was tasty, and alas my tooth became chipped. I was so lucky, the doctor said it was not a big thing to insert a new tooth, and that is what he will do.

[This was a fun account, perhaps mostly because I know the awesome daughter of Theodore and Beatrice Vredenburg!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/10/1944, p. 1)

Ko Maua La

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIX, Number 3, Aoao 1. Mei 10, 1944.

Journal of Evelyn Desha and Stephen Desha Jr., 1943.

Our Day


The person who helps me in all sorts of chores at home is Nellie Kakutani. She is a pleasant girl and lively at work.

And these days what we are doing is cooking guava jelly [puhi kele kuawa]. The guava here in Kona is very ripe. There are two types of jelly we are making. One jelly is dark red, and the other is yellowish. The difference comes with the heat at which you cook it. If you want dark red, you cook with on medium heat. So you cook it for a long time. And should you want yellowish jelly, then you cook it on high heat. And you cook it for a short time.

There is a butter shortage, so this is advice to the women of the home; if you haven’t cooked your jelly, you should start these days, right.

On Thursday, the ninth of November, there was a meeting of the members of the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] and some other members of the County of Hawaii and some citizens of Kona nei, at the meeting house of Central Kona Union Church that is under the care of Rev. Stephen Desha of Kealakekua. They discussed the Appropriations [Bila Haawina] of the County of Hawaii pertaining to matters here in Kona. They decided to set aside funds for schools, hospitals, and roads. This was one of the few times where the members of the Board of Supervisors met with the citizens of Kona to talk about the well-being of this district. Praise goes to the members of the Board of Supervisors and the other members of Hawaii County.


There are many visitors here in Kona these days. Here with us these days are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mahi, the daughter-in-law of our elder sister, Mrs. May Haae. This is the first time that Mrs. Mahi has come to Hawaii and to here in Kona. With them came their baby son, Mosely. We took them around sight seeing.

The other day we took the two of them to Kailua and Keauhou. Yesterday we took them to Napoopoo, to our home by the sea. Mr. Mahi is adept at spearfishing, and he caught some fish. My companion caught the sweet-eyed kole. The fish were fried and eaten for lunch. We went to seethe monument to Opukahaia at the cove of Kealakekua.

Today they went to see some of their friends here in Kona.

The women of Kona held a prayer meeting called “The Church Wide Day of Prayer.” This assembly was held at the Episcopal Church, Christ Church, of Kealakekua. The Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiians and Haole participated. After the meeting, a celebration was held, and everyone joined in at the U. S. O. Hall.

[This is a series that seems to continue after another called “Ko’u La” written by Evelyn Desha. I believe that “Ko Maua La: Na Kaimalino” is also written by her about her daily life with Stephen Langhern Desha, Jr.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/4/1943, p. 1)

Ko Maua La

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVIII, Number 32, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 4, 1943.

Hawaii related publications, 1844.




This catalogue will be found incomplete—especially in works published on the continent of Europe—but it is the best to be derived from the sources at our disposal.


History of the Sandwich Island Mission.—By Rev. Sheldon Dibble. 12mo. New York, 1839.

History of the American Board of Foreign Missions.—8vo. Worcester, 1840. Rev. S. Tracy.

History of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands.—By James J. Jarves. 8vo. Boston.—Tappan & Dennet—with plates and maps—1843.

English Edition of same work.—London—Edward Moxon—1843.

History of the North West Coast of America.—By Robert Greenhow. 8vo. Wiley & Putnam—New York. 1840.

Ka Mooolelo, Hawaii, Lahainaluna, 1838.

History of Polynesia.—By Right Rev. M. Russel. 1vol., 12mo. Edinburgh—J. Harper and Brothers—New York, 1843.

History of the Sandwich Islands.—By Sheldon Dibble, Lahainaluna; Pres. of the Mission Seminary, 1843.

The Sandwich Islands.—Progress of Events since their discovery by Capt. Cook; Their Occupation by Lord George Paulet; Their Value and importance by Alexander Simpson, Esq,. 8vo—pamphlet. London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1843.



Anson’s Voyage around the World.—London, 1748.

Third Voyage of Capt. James Cook, 3 vols. 4to—plates. Admiralty edition. London, 1785.

Portlock’s and Dixon’s Voyage, 1785 to 1788—1 vol. quarto; London, 1789.

Vancouver’s Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World—1790—1795—3vols.—4to—London, 1798.

Broughton’s Voyage of Discovery in the Dædalus—1795—1798. London—4to—1804.

Capt. John Meare’s Voyages—1787—1788 8vo. London, 1790.

Manuscript Journal of the Voyage of the Brig Hope of Boston, commanded by Joseph Ingraham—from 1790 to 1793; preserved in the Library of the Department of State, at Washington.

Account of a Voyage in the Pacific, made in 1793, and 1794, by Capt. James Colnett, London,—4to.

Voyage de La Perouse au tour du Monde,…

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…4 tom.—8vo. Paris, 1798.

Turnbull’s Voyage round the World—1800—1804—3 vols. London, 1805.—1 vol.—Philadelphia, 1810.

Narrative of Voyages and Travels, by Capt. Amasa Delano. Boston—8vo—1817.

Narrative of a Voyage around the World, 1803—1806—in the Russian ships Nadeshda and Neva, Capt. A. T. Von Krusenstern 4to—London, 1814.

Narrative of a voyage around the world, in the Russian ship Neva, 1803—6. By Wrey Lisiansky, 1vol. 4to. London, 1814.

Narrative of a voyage in the Pacific.—By G. H. Von Lansdorf, Physician of the Russian ship Nadeshda.

Kotzebue’s voyage around the World, 1823—1826., 2vols. 12mo. London, 1830.

Burney’s Chronological History of the Voyages and Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean. 5vols. 4to. London, 1803—17.

Beechey’s Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific—2vols. 8vo. London, 1831.

Rienzi, Ocèanie, ou Cinquième Partie du Monde, Revue Geographique et Ethnographique de la Malasie; de la Micronesia; de la Polynesia; et de la Manesie.—3vols. Paris, 1836.

Journal of Voyages and Travels.—By Rev. Daniel Tyerman, and George Bennet, Esq,. Compiled from original documents, By Jas. Montgomery. 2vols. 8vo. London, 1831.

Maritime Discoveries and Christian Missions considered in their mutual relations.—By John Campbell. 8vo. London, 1840.

Voyage of H. M. Ship Blonde to the Pacific Ocean in 1824—5.—Lord Byron, commander. 1vol. 4to. London, 1826.

Voyage de L’Uranie.—M. Freycinct, Paris, 1819.

Voyage Pittoresque.—Admiral D’Urville. 2 tomes, 4vo. H. Dupuy, Paris.

Voyage around the World, from 1806—12.—By Archibald Campbell. 1 vol. 12mo. Edinburg, 1816.

A Narrative of a Voyage in the (U. S.) East India Squadron, under Com. Read.—By J. Henshaw Belcher. 2vols, 12mo. New York, 1841.

Voyages and Commercial Enterprises.—By Richard S. Cleaveland. 2vols. 12mo. Boston, 1842.

Voyages around the World.—By Capt. E. Fanning. 1vol. 8vo, New York, 1835.

Four Voyages to the South Sea.—By Capt. Morrell. 1vol, 8vo. New York, 1832.

Cruise of the Frigate Columbia.—By W. M. Murrell. 1vol. 12mo. Boston, 1841.

Incidents of a Whaling Voyage.—By F. A. Olmstead. 1vol. 12mo. New York, 1842.

Cruise of the U. S. Sch. Dolphin in the Pacific.—By Lieut. Paulding. 1vol 18mo. N. York, 1831.

Voyage around the World in the U. S. Ship Potomac.—By J. N. Reynolds, 1831—4. 1vol, 8vo. New York, 1835.

Voyage around the World.— By C. Ruschenburger, 1834—7. 1vol. 8vo. Philadelphia, 1838.

Stewart’s (Rev. C. S.) Visit to the South Seas. 2vols, 12mo. New York, 1831.

The Flag Ship, or a Voyage around the World by the U. S. Ship Columbia.—By F. W. Taylor, Chaplain, U. S. N, 2vols. 12mo. New York, 1840.

Cruise of the U. S. Frigate Potomac around the World in 1831—4.—By F. Warriner. 1vol. 12mo. New York, 1835.

Voyage around the World, 1837—42.—By Sir E. Belcher. London 1843.

Voyage of the Artemise.—C. Laplace, commander. Paris, 1841.



Journal of a Tour around Hawaii.—1vol. 12mo. Boston, 1825.

Life of Ledyard, the American Traveler.—By R. Sparks. 1vol. 8vo. Boston, 1827

Rev. C. S. Stewart’s Residence on the Sandwich Islands,—1vol. 5th. edit. 12mo. Boston, 1830.

Ellis’s Polynesian Researches.—4vols.—12mo. Lond., 1831.

A Vindication of the South Sea Missions.—3vo. Lond., 1831.

Ormes’ Defence of the Missions in the South Sea and Sandwich Islands. 8vo. Lond. 1827.

 Memoirs of American Missionaries.—By Rev. Gavin Struthers.—1vol. Glasgow,—1834.

The Missionary’s Daughter.—1vol. 16mo. New York, 1841.

Astoria.—By Washington Irving. 2vols. 8vo. Philadelphia, 1835.

Extracts from the Letters and Journals of Daniel Wheeler, on a visit to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean.—London, 1833—Darton and Harvey, Greenchurch-street.

Townsend’s Narrative.,—1vol. 8vo. Philadephia, 1839

Scenes and Scenery in the Sandwich Islands and a Trip through Central America.—By J. J. Jarves. 1vol. 12mo. Jas. Monroe & Co., Boston, 1843.

Suppliment to the Sandwich Island Mirror.—Honolulu, 1840.

A Vocabulary of words in the Hawaiian Language.—Lahainaluna, 1836.

Refutation of the Charges Brought by the Roman Catholics, against the American Missionaries, at the Sandwich Islands.—Boston, 1841.

Lang’s View of the Origin and Migration of the Polynesian Native.—12mo. London, 1834.



Sandwich Island Gazette and Mirror;—A weekly,—Edited by Mr. S. D. Mackintosh,—Honolulu, Oahu. 1836 to 1839.

The Polynesian.—1st. series,—A weekly.—Edited by James J. Jarves. Honolulu, Oahu, 1840 to 1841.

The Hawaiian Spectator.—A quarterly Jounal.—Honolulu, Oahu. 1838 to 1839. Edited by Rev. J. Deill, & P. A. Brinsmade.

Temperance Advocate and Seamans’ Friend. A monthly.—Edited by Rev. S. Damon.—Established 1842.

Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine.—Vol. IX, Nos. 1 and 2. New. York, 1843.

Missionary Herald, from 1829. Boston; Crocker & Brewster.

Edingburgh Review.—Vol. 53.

Scottish Missionary Register.

Metropolitan Magazine. London, 1836.

Polytechnic Review.—London., May, 1843.

Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine.—Aug. 1843.

Westminster Review.—London, 1843.

Church of England Quarterly Review.—1843.

Nautical Magazine.—London, Vol 3, 1834.

North American Review.—Boston, 1843.

Democratic Review.—New York, 1843.

Christian Review.—Boston, 1843.

Annales de la Propagation de foi.—Paris.

Colonial Magazine.—London, 1843.

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