Dr. Kaumu Hanchett graduates from medical school in Boston, 1916.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko.”]

Do not forget to look at the other column in our paper where you will see information about Dr. Kaumu Hanchett graduating from medical school in Boston. He will open a medical office for himself soon on Alakea Street. Go see for yourself; he is a true Hawaiian born on Kauai. Go! Go all of you!

(Aloha Aina, 12/22/1916, p. 4)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XXII, Helu 10, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 22, 1916.


New dispensary to be built, 1889.


A new location where medicines will be dispensed for the Board of Health [Papa Ola] will be built on the government land, Ewa side of Fire Station Number 1 [Hale Kaawai o ka Helu 1], on King street; it will be a more pleasant and safe place for the sick to go to, not like how it is now at Kapamoo, where the building is very small and some have to stand outside.

Henry F. Bertelmann [H. F. Bakalamana] received the contract to construct the building; he was the low bid of $1,700, better than the others.

[Bertelmann is often seen also as Bertlemann.]

(Kuokoa, 3/2/1889, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVIII, Helu 9, Aoao 3. Maraki 2, 1889.

Leprosy patients wanting to be reexamined, 1909.


There are 171 inmates of the Leper Settlement who desire reexamination to decide whether they are now afflicted with the disease.

They will be examined at Kalaupapa by Dr. W. J. Goodhue, the resident physician, and Dr. J. T. Wayson, a member of the Board of Health. These doctors are the people’s own choice.

How it came that there are 171 wishing to avail themselves of the chance to be discharged comes about this way: When President E. A. Mott-Smith of the Board of Health was writing directions to Superintendent J. D. McVeigh regarding the examination of the nineteen named in Senator Harvey’s resolution and six or eight others who became applicants later, it occurred to him to have the superintendent ascertain if there were any other wanting to undergo the tests. The result is the list of 171 including the nineteen whose reexamination the Legislature ordered.

As reported in this paper last week, the applicants then on the list, having been asked to name the physicians they wished to examine them, all but five chose Dr. Goodhue. The five wanted Dr. O’Day, but on account of departure he was unavoidable. Another choice was offered the whole number, when Drs. Goodhue and Wayson were elected.

It was originally intended to bring the applicants to Honolulu for examination at the Kalihi receiving station, but this was found impracticable owing to the lack of accommodation. Dr. Wayson will go to Molokai at an appointed time to conduct the examination with Dr. Goodhue.

(Hawaiian Star, 8/24/1909, p. 1)


The Hawaiian Star, Volume XVII, Number 5426, Page 1. August 24, 1909.

Partial list of those to be released from Kalaupapa? 1909.


To the Editor of the Messenger of the Lahui, the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha no: Please allow some me some space in your delicate body, and it will be you that takes it about, so that the many friends may see that these are the parents, children, elders, grandchildren and the great grandchildren, returning back home. Perhaps not all named will leave this grave, perhaps but a fraction.

The writer was told that there were 108 names but all that was given him were 55 names, leaving 53 names. These are their names and the name of their doctor:

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Isaac Testa dies, 1909.


Isaac Testa, a well-known young Hawaiian, whose home is on Kalihi road, died on Christmas Day of dropsy, at his home. The deceased was a printer, recently of the Star, who until a few months ago was with the Hawaiian Gazette Company. He was particularly well liked by his employers…

The Late Isaac Testa.

…and by his fellow workers, among whom he set an example of industry and thrift. While with the Gazette he instituted a savings association among the men, as a result of which thousands of dollars were saved and invested.

Mr. Testa was a quiet man, but one who had a large circle of devoted friends. His death is a loss to the Hawaiians, among whom he was a leader in the right direction.

[It seems that this is the son of the sister of Hoke (Francisco Jose Testa).]

(Hawaiian Gazette, 12/28/1909, p. 3)


Hawaiian Gazette, Volume LII, Number 104, Page 3. December 28, 1909.

Mrs. Haokekai passes away, 1922.



Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha between us:—Please allow me some room in our pride.

In the dawn of Thursday, at 4 o’clock, May 25, our beloved mama, Mrs. Haokekai, grew weary of living in this world and went on the path all must travel.

Haokekai was born at Pauwela, Maui, in the month of September. 5, 1861, from the loins of Kekane, her mother, and Mose Kahiapo, her father; from the two of them, they had three boys and one girl. From their children are great and many living on Maui and here in Honolulu nei.

One of their grandchildren is the pastor of the Paia Church on Maui, Mose Kahiapo [Moses Kahiapo], who took the name of his grandfather.

Their mother went a long time ago [aole e kala i hele ai]; it is now 46 years. Their father was taken to Kalawao. One son went, and another, and then our mother; there is just one still living, that is William Opunui Kahiapo, the last of the direct family of Kahiapo.

As for the mother of the two of us who has gone, she had a stroke [? lolo], but it was not a severe stroke, for she could go out here and there; then she got a different sickness which is what she died of.

From what the doctor told me, it was ma’i ma ka umauma, (Cancer on the breast); the blood did not flow, and her heart was weak; there was much searching for a cure, but the knowledge of the doctors was stumped.

Her last wish she made to me was, “When I die, return me to Pauwela and lay me to rest with my mother.” I said to her, that can be done because you have put away your savings in a safe place without being undecided and turning this way and that [?? ua malama oe i na hunahuna metalia ma kahi maluhia, aole hoi e kunana a hou hewa i o ianei].

On the 29th of May, we were upon the swaying billows of the ocean and then whirring at the Kahului harbor where we got on a hearse for Pauwela; that afternoon, she was gone for all times, and her child, the Rev. Moses Kahiapo did the blessing, praying to the Father in heaven to welcome her before him.

This was a woman who had a large family that would take up a whole halau. As for her age, she was 61 and ten months.

Here I give my thanks to you, Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, and the workers of your press, aloha kakou,




[In the obituaries in the Kuokoa of 6/1/1922, it lists under Deaths, Haokekai Kapule, on Kawaiahao Street, May 25.]

(Kuokoa, 6/22/1922, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 25, Aoao 3. Iune 22, 1922.