Deaths in Kalawao, Molokai, 1886.

[Found under: “NA  NUHOU KULOKO.”]

We were informed that there were 45 deaths at Kalawao, Molokai, from the 7th of January to the 23 of May. And amongst these people there was on Chinese, his name was Ani [???] from Honolulu.

[If we had a clear scan of this paper, maybe we could see what his name was.]

(Elele, 8/28/1886, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Elele, Buke VIII, Helu 9, Aoao 2. Augate 28, 1886.

Paele was said to have jumped off Iliilikaa Cliff in Kalaupapa, 1892.


We received letters from the colony of Kalawao, island of Molokai, telling of some news from there.


On the 6th of this month, the Superintendent [Luna Nui] of the Colony of Kalawao received news that a man named Paele jumped off the cliff on the previous 5th. This man went to cut firewood on the Iliilikaa Cliff at Kalaupapa on the 5th of this month. And the people of the house were puzzled that he did not return that night. The following day, his dead body was found at the base of the Iliilikaa Cliff by Kaluna and Kawahauila, Continue reading

Might this be the reason the song “Palisa” was written? 1908.


Messrs. C. G. Bockus, Gerrit Wilder and C. S. Crane, the committee named to select and purchase moving-picture film for the machine shortly to be taken to the Molokai Settlement, watched R. K. Bonine exhibit a mile or so of views and stunts submitted to them for sale. Mr. Bonine had put his machine and his skill at the service of the committee, and the tests of the various films were made in his studio. There were several persons to watch in addition to the committeemen, including Superintendent Jack McVeigh of the Settlement and A. Gartley, and the various pictures were criticized as to their particular merits for the desired use. Continue reading

Death announcements from Kalawao, 1876.

Deaths at Kalawao, Molokai.

[Hardly anything is legible in this article! If there was not also an announcement in the Kuokoa, we would not have this information. Oftentimes information is found in only a single issue of one newspaper. We need to rescan all the illegible pages of newspapers now while we can.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 11/16/1876, p. 2)


Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 47, Aoao 2. Novemaba 16, 1876.

Death announcements from Kalawao, 1876.

Deaths at Kalawao.

July 12. Kamokukapu (f), 57 years old, Kalilua, Hawaii.
” “. Keliiheleole (f), 11 years old, Kaluaihakoko, Maui.
” 13. Kuneka (m), 52 years old, Puueo, Hilo.
” 14. Pahakula (f), 32 years old, Hakipuu, Oahu.
” 15. Keaahi (m), 31 years old, Waialua, Oahu.
” 16. Kanekapola (f), 54 years old, Laie, Oahu.
” 20. Kauihil [? Kauihii] (f), 31 years old, Kailua, Hawaii.
” 20. Kaluahine (f), 26 years old, Puueo, Hilo.
” 21. Manu (m), 32 years old, Waimanalo, Oahu.
” 22, Mele (f), 30 years old, Honuaula, Maui.
” 23. Enoch Kalauao (m), 28 years old, Honolulu.
” 30. Kuheleiua (m), 45 years old, Honolulu, Oahu.
” 30. Kapahu (m), 35 years old, Halawa, Molokai. Continue reading