Memorial of the Ladies of Kauai, 1893.

Ka Memoriala a na Lede

O KA

Mokupuni o Kauai.

I ka Meahanohano

James H. Blount

Elele Pili Aupuni o Amerika Huipuia ma Hawaii nei.

Me ka Mahalo:—

O makou o ka poe no lakou na inoa malalo iho nei, ke noi a ke hoike aku nei me ka haahaa imua ou penei:

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Outdoor Circle Honors Cherilla A. Lowrey, 1919.

THIS IS THE MARBLE SCULPTURE THAT WAS UNVEILED THIS TUESDAY, A MEMORIAL PUT UP BY THE PEOPLE OF HONOLULU NEI TO COMMEMORATE THE TRULY MAJESTIC AND OUTSTANDING WORKS DONE BY MRS. CHERILLA A. LOWREY IN HER EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE OF HONOLULU NEI. THIS IS A GIFT OF THE OUTDOOR CIRCLE, THE ORGANIZATION THAT WAS PRESIDED OVER BY MRS. CHERILLA A. LOWREY FOR MANY YEARS.

THAT FINE LADY OF HONOLULU NEI IS MEMORIALIZED.

Because of her many good works, the works that cannot be forgotten by a great portion of the citizens of this town, a memorial was built for Mrs. Cherilla A. Lowrey, by the Outdoor Circle of Honolulu and friends, and on the past Tuesday the memorial was unveiled before a large number of visitors who arrived, before the Mission Memorial Hall. Continue reading

Commemorating Hawaii’s role in WWI, 1919.

THIS IS THE STATUE SCULPTED BY BURNHAM TO COMMEMORATE THE MILITARY SERVICE OF HAWAIIANS IN THE WAR.

In the middle is the commemorative statue for Hawaii’s part it took in the war that was sculpted by the sculptor Roger Noble Burnham. This is that statue that is intended to be placed outside of Kapiolani Park in the area set aside for it by the legislature.

This is the Memorial that Hawaii wanted to stand for all times, something for the people to look upon. On one side of the sculpture is a war leader, and on the other side, a Hawaiian girl. Beneath this is a soldier on one side and a sailor on the other side.

(Kuokoa, 5/16/1919, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 20, Aoao 1. Mei 16, 1919.

Monument to Father Damien, 1894.

MEMORIAL TO DAMIEN

Monument on Molokai.

We are publishing above the monument; the statue built for father Damiana who died at Kalawao, Molokai, from leprosy which he contracted. A large sum of money was donated at London and $500 was put aside to build this monument was constructed. This memorial was brought here in 1893 and erected on the 12th of September of this year on Molokai by the Provisional Government.

(Kuokoa, 5/19/1894, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIII, Helu 20, Aoao 1. Mei 19, 1894.

Isenbergs, Cookes, and Rices, 1911.

“A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER”

THE ISENBERG-COOKE-RICE MEMORIAL

NOT with the purpose oft vain–glorious shows,
But to express the rooted faith that grows
Like that small mustard see. Beauty and Art,
Like two twin souls nor care nor fret can part,
Here meet in chaste embrace; in sweet combine
Their tender tendrils clasp and strong entwine
The wisdom of the ages long to teach,
The all-prevailing truth, –the one great speech–
To lift our eyes, our hearts, our minds above,
To learn, to feel to know that—‘GOD IS LOVE.’

MRS. C. M. COOKE

MRS. DOROTHEA ISENBERG

Mrs. C. M. Cooke Unveils Monument

To the memory of the loved ones who have gone before us, we present this monument to the public. Hoping that it may be a lasting reminder of those lives and the ennobling influences they have left to us, we now unveil it to you.

In Memorian; Loving Tribute

This Monument was erected by Amos C. Cooke, Mary Dorothea Rice Isenberg, Rev. Hans Isenberg, Hon. D. P. R. Isenberg, and Annie Beatrice Isenberg.

In memory of their beloved dead: Hannah Marie Isenberg, Wm. Harrison Rice, Mary Sophia Rice, Paul Isenberg, Mary H. Rice, H. Alexander Isenberg, Charles M. Cooke and Emily Dole De la Vergne.

The beautiful and artistic memorial of the Isenberg-Cooke-Rice families, erected in Lihue’s “God’s Acre,” and dedicated to the public in memory of those, ‘not lost, but gone before.’

HON. D. P. R. ISENBERG

REV. HANS ISENBERG

ARTIST STEFAN SINDING

STEFAN Sinding, the celebrated sculptor of this beautiful monument, is Norwegian by birth, one of three brothers, each having attained a name for himself, one an artist and another a musical composer. Sinding married an actress of high repute, a favorite at the Court of Copenhagen, who, during the early years of their married life, followed her profession in order to assist her husband until his name was made, he, as in the case with so many of real genius, having to work strenuously to acquire that perfection in art which placed him t0-day at the top of his profession. Mr. Sinding and his wife have one son, a civil engineer.

(Garden Island, 10/3/1911, p. 1)

"A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER"

The Garden Island, Volume 8, Number 39, Page 1. October 3, 1911.

Veterans’ Day in Hilo Town, 1943.

The 11th of November

Twenty-five years ago, on a Sunday, there was heard the ringing of the church bells here in Hilo. People asked one another, “What are these bells ringing?”

Calls to the telephone operator [kikowaena] rushed in, “Why are the bells sounding?”

The operator replied, “THE WAR IS OVER IN EUROPE. The opposing nations surrendered, and the Treaty was signed.”

That is when people began shouting, and those of the Chinese shops were woken up. Firecrackers were purchased and set off, and cars began going through the streets tooting their horns and dragging cans behind them. This did not cease until the hours of dawn came.

The following Monday became a great day in Hawaii nei and all of those victorious countries of the first world war. There were no bars in those days, because of the prohibition. Continue reading

Samuel K. Kekoowai on the Daughters of Hawaii and Hanaiakamalama, 1923.

HANAIAKAMALAMA

This is a building near the end of the route of the electric car, and it stands on a hill.

As a result of the graciousness of one of the members of the Daughters of Hawaii [Ahahui o na Kaikamahine o Hawaii], this writer [Samuel K. Kekoowai] was introduced to Mrs. J. Swanzy, the leader of this association, and by her kindness I was welcomed to see the walls of that house which is filled with beautiful decorations of the monarchy, and their images hanging from the walls, set up almost like the museum of Kamehameha [Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum].

This group, the Daughters of Hawaii, upholds the name of Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, and her birthday is cherished by them, and the writer observed the commemoration held by the association which holds dear the name placed upon them, the Daughters of Hawaii.

In the story told to me within the house, Kaleleonalani was raised by her hanai guardian [kahu hanai], Dr. Rooke [Kauka Luka], until she married Liholiho Kamehameha 4, however, there is another version that I have been told by another.

On that 20th day of this June, I saw the back room totally filled with those who came, from the members to visitors, and most were whites and there were a few Hawaiians [??? a o-a na Hawaii].

The story of the circuit of Queen Emma Kaleleonalani around Oahu nei was told, beginning at Waimanalo at the place of John Cummins [Keoni Kamaki], and to Kaneohe at the place of Wainui Pii, and then on to Waikane at the place of Kameaaloha; at Kahana there was a Chinese named Apakana, on to Punaluu there was Naili, to Laie at the place of Kupau, to Kahuku at the place of Kaluhi, to Waialua at the place of Kaiaikawaha. Continue reading