Stephen L. Desha reflects on the death of Stephen William Kekuewa, 1920.

REV. S. W. KEKUEWA HAS PASSED ON

Rev. Stephen William Kekuewa let go of this life at 4 o’clock in the afternoon of this past Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1920, and let go of this worldly life at the home of his beloved daughter, Mrs. John P. Kupua, on North School Street, in Honolulu. Continue reading

Just a little more on William S. Kioula marriage, 1920.

Centenarian Takes Bride of 60 Years

Hawaiian Born Before First Missionaries Came To Islands Married Wednesday Night

William S. Kioula, who will be a century old tomorrow, and Mrs. Lokalia Wahinenui, 61, were married on Wednesday evening, at Kawaiahao church by the pastor, Rev. Akaiko Akana, in the presence of many friends of the couple. The official witnesses to the ceremony were David Naeole and Charles A. Reeves, the latter being related by marriage to Mrs. Kioula.

Kioula, who looks not over 60, says he was born in Kona, Hawaii, a month before the landing of the first Christian Missionaries in the islands, which occurred in Kioula’s district of the Big Island. Honolulu’s oldest bridegroom was among the first native children to be christened by the missionaries. Continue reading

This missionary ship, Hokuao, quarantined for two weeks, 1881.

The ship, Hokuao [Hoku Ao; Morning Star] will be quarantined for two weeks before sailing for Micronesia, so that it does not carry smallpox to that archipelago. Continue reading

Letter pertaining to plight of William Kanui, 1863.

Pertaining to  William Tennoee [William Tenoee] Alias Kanui.

We heard from Rev. S. C. Damon, the Pastor at the Bethel Church [ka Halepule Betela] at Polelewa, Honolulu, that he received a letter from San Francisco, pertaining to the old Hawaiian that is living in that city, that being the one named above, and he is living there in severe poverty and in difficulty. Kanui has been living in foreign lands since a long time ago, perhaps more than fifty years. Continue reading

Arrival of Catholic priests and nuns, including Damien de Veuster, 1864.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

New Priests and Nuns.—With the arrival of the ship R. W. Wood, from Europe, last week Saturday, arrived on board were new Priests and student priests and Nuns of the true Catholic faith. Here are their names: Continue reading

Capt. Andrew Henri Blanchard, 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

When researching the history of Captain Blanchard, the one who brought the Missionaries to Hawaii nei, it was found that he was the actual father of John H. Wilson’s grandfather on his mother’s [Eveline M. Townsend’s] side. On his father’s side, that being Charles B. Wilson; Charles B. Wilson is an actual grandson of Captain Wilson, and it was Capt. Wilson who took the first missionaries to the Tahitian archipelago.

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Announcement to the Kaahumanu Society, 1920.

KA AHAHUI KAAHUMANU.

All members of this society are requested to gather at Aala Park in the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 1920, between the hours of 1 p. m. and 2 p. m., to join in the parade to celebrate and commemorate the century since the landing of the missionaries in Hawaii nei. Continue reading

Namaielua Kaikioewa Kiaaina, 1921.

Don’t Worry, Live Long, Kamaaina Centenarian Says

Sprightly Citizen of 104 Calls at Tribune Office, Tells Longevity Secret

Do you think you have any chance of living more than a hundred years?

Follow the simple, temperate and non-worrying habits of N. K. Kiaaina, of Wahiawa, Hanapepe, Koloa, and you may go beyond the century mark. Kiaaina will be 104 years old the 21st of next month. So far as is known he is the oldest inhabitant of the Island of Hawaii. Continue reading

Kiaaina dies at 105 years old, 1922.

105 YEARS OLD, ANSWERS CALL

Funeral Services Held at Honolii For Kiaaina, of the High Rank; Old Age Brings Grim Reaper

MOURNED DEATH OF PRINCE

Continuous Failing in Health is Noted Since Sudden Death of the Late Delegate Kuhio

Kiaaina, descendant from Hawaiian chiefs of highest rank, at the age of 105 years, died at his Honolii home yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Up to almost the last moments of his life Kiaaina retained full and unimpaired mental faculties. His end came quietly, gradually and from the natural decline of old age. It is said of his that he continued in good health up to the time of the death of Prince Kuhio, but since hearing of the loss of his beloved Prince the old man failed physically and began fading away in bodily strength. A niece and grand-daughter were with him at the time of his demise. Continue reading

Mission Houses Museum, 1920.

NEW MUSEUM.

After not being paid attention to for many years, that old house of Levi Chamberlain [Levi Kamalena] in the old missionary lot at the corner of King and Kawaiahao, was spruced up and it is beautiful to see today as it looked when it was first built; it is supplied with office furnishings in preparation of bringing back some old relics of the missionary teachers there. Continue reading