I have come across this obituary a number of times, and each time, I think, “What a name!” 1921.

KING KEONAONA IAPANA OKURA HAS PASSED ON

To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please insert  in your pride of the nation, our bundle of tears of sadness, about our beloved who departed this life, so that the family and many friends living from Hawaii, the Island of Keawe all the way to Kauai of Manokalanipo will know. Continue reading

Edward H. Hanapi, Jr. in Asia writes home, 1920.

Hawaiian Youths in  Siberia

To My Dear Papa

From when we left Honolulu until we reached Japan, I have been reminiscing about you and younger brother, Emperor. The first port we entered was Nagasaki in Japan, which is the port which American ships regularly enter; and from this port we went to Vladivostok. While in Nagasaki, I sent a postcard, and perhaps you have received it. In the month of February, I sent $100; I have not received a response from you, papa. I am sending another $75 by bank draft; tell me if you receive this money. Siberia is a cold land, and we have everything we need. When we arrived in this land, we were well taken care of by the group “Knights of Columbus.” Continue reading

Joseph Kaiponohea Aea, 1901.

—It is expected that our first and nearest insular possession in the Pacific—the Sandwich Islands—will soon have a representative in the Military Academy at West Point,  in the person of Mr. Joseph Kaiponohea Aea. Mr. Aea is a young man of eighteen years, a pure-blood Hawaiian native. Continue reading

John Harvey Coney quells uprising, 1868.

END OF TROUBLES ON HAWAII.

The news of the outrages on life and property, by the religious fanatics in the district of Kona, had scarcely reached the Government on Wednesday night, when orders were given at once to protect the life and property of the peaceable inhabitants of the district and to restore everywhere the authority of the law in the most prompt and energetic manner. An armed force, under command of Governor Dominis, consisting of 5 officers and 75 men Household Troops, 4 officers and 52 men of the Light Artillery Company (Volunteers) with one 6 pounder field-piece, was placed at the disposal of the Attorney General. At a quarter to 2 p. m. on Thursday, the 22d, the expedition, fully organized, made sail on board the schooners Kamaile and Prince for Lahaina, which port it reached next morning, and where it was transhipped with all possible speed on board the steamer Kilauea, the Governor  Nahaolelua of Maui joining the expedition,to which also Dr. Lee was attached for medical assistance. Continue reading