Kuaihelani Campbell and Aima Nawahi receive donations from the Patriotic Leagues, 1898.

By way of the Mauna Loa, $10.00 was received in hand by Mrs. Kuaihelani Campbell, from a Patriotic League of Kona, Continue reading

Death of Mrs. Lilia Kalama, 1920.

MY DEAR MOTHER, MRS. LILIA KALAMA, HAS PASSED.

Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please may I ask for you patience and kindness in allowing me some space in the Precious, being that I have a bundle of tears for my dear mama Lilia Kalama, and heavy burden of grief for my dearly beloved, my parent, so that the multitudes, the family, and the friends living from where the sun appears at Kumukahi to where it sets at the base of Lehua, will know.

In midday at 12:30 on Sunday, the 5th of December, the loveless angel of death visited our home in Waiakea Homestead, and took the living breath of my dearly beloved mama, Lilia Kalama, and her eyelids closed, and she slept for all times, and the words of the Holy Book were fulfilled, earth returned to earth, and the soul to God, the one who created it; and left behind us, her children, grandchildren, and family living with unforgettable memories for my dear mother who has gone. Continue reading

Hui Manuihi formation, 1938.

Hilo Bird Lovers Form New Club

HILO, Nov. 2—Hilo’s first bird club, which is affiliated with the National Association of Audubon Societies, met last night at the Hilo Center.

Members in attendance were: Mrs. Robert Baldwin, president; B. D. Chilson, first vice president; L. W. Branch, second vice president; Miss Ethel Tomoguchi, treasurer; and Mrs. Peter Arioli, secretary. The club adopted Manuihi Society as its official name.

[I was wondering for a while what the Hui Manuihi referred to. See this earlier post about a report on the apapane given by the Hui Manuihi.]

(Advertiser, 11/4/1938, p. 4)

Honolulu Advertiser, 83rd Year, Number 18,668, Page 4. November 4, 1938.

Second anniversary of the Hawaiian Civic Club, 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

There was great merrymaking at the second year celebration of the Kalapu Hoeueu o na Hawaii [Hawaiian Civic Club] that was held at the Young Hotel this past Saturday. Continue reading

Death of Emma Aima Nawahi, 1936.

THAT GREATLY BELOVED MATRIARCH DIES

MRS. EMMA NAWAHI LEAVES THIS LIFE
SHE WAS LIVING DEBILITATED FOR A LONG TIME AND PASSED AWAY

HILO, Hawaii, Dec. 28.—In the famous history of Hawaii nei, the name Mrs. Emma Aima Nawahi will be seen and known, from when there was hair upon figure, when the town of Hilo was very young, and the trains joined the two sides of Hamakua and Puna; at 6:30 this morning she left behind this life, and Leleiwi crossed its hands behinds its back, and the earth was left the earth’s, and His to Him.

At 2 in the afternoon on this coming Sunday, her funeral will be held at her home. After the funeral her body will be cremated and her ashes buried at the cemetery at Homelani.

She left behind one son, Alexander Nawahi of Hilo and three grandchildren.

When Mrs. Emma Aima Nawahi left this life, undone were the memories of the days when the alii of the land were living from this time of the new government. Mrs. Nawahi was a matriarch well known among the alii families of Hawaii nei, for her intelligence and for her becoming a leader for the lahui in those days when politics was strong, and her home in Hilo became the home of homes, the home that welcomed everyone and a place for travellers to rest.

She was part Chines, and her father was Tong Yee, and he was the very first Chinese to start growing sugarcane on the island of Hawaii, and her mother was Kahole-aua.

It was her father who first planted sugarcane on the land of Paukaa, and the first mill build on the island of Hawaii. Thereafter he entered into a partnership with John Ena Sr.

Mrs. Nawahi’s husband was the Hon. Joseph K. Nawahi, a member of the legislature of Hawaii nei for 20 years or more, and he was one of the political pillars who appointed Lunalilo as King for Hawaii nei. Mr. Nawahi was a powerful force opposing annexation, and in the year 1895 he established the Hawaiian Newspaper called “Ke Aloha Aina,” to express his political views.

Mrs. Nawahi was a member of the organizations Daughters of Hawaii, Kaahumanu Society, Hale o na Alii, Ahahui o na Wahine ma Hilo, a member of the Haili Church in Hilo, and so too of the American Red Cross.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 1/16/1936, p. 4)

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke VIII, Helu 36, Aoao 4. Ianuali 16, 1936.

Death of Mrs. Sarah Kawehiwehi Kailihiwa, 1924.

ONE YEAR REMEMBRANCE OF MY DEAR MOTHER.

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Solomon Hanohano; Greetings:—I ask for your graciousness and your benevolence, to insert my thoughts in one of the columns of the favorite of the lahui, pertaining to the one year remembrance of my dear mother who has passed on, Mrs. Sarah Kawehiwehi Kailihiwa. Continue reading

Death of Eliza Kahele Holt, 1920.

DEATH OF MRS. C. J. HOLT

The sad news reaches us of the death of Mrs. C. J. Holt of Nawiliwili. She had been sick only a few days. The dread disease had under-mined a fine constitution very speedily. Interment takes place to-day from the Lihue Hawaiian church. Continue reading

Death of Rosie Antonio Richards, 1920.

ROSIE ANTONIO RICHARDS HAS PASSED ON.

MRS. ROSE RICHARDS.

To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, aloha kaua:—Please place my bundle of tears in an open space of the pride of the lahui, that being this placed here above, and may the newspaper carry it to the four corners of our archipelago and report that Mrs. Rosie A. Richards (Loke Likeke) of Kalihi, Honolulu, my dear, my companion of this dispiriting life has gone to sleep the eternal sleep, and our loving bond has been undone, and she has left me along with our children [neck lei], along with the many friends and intimates, remembering her with tears, with great regret, for she was a gracious and generous mother, and full of aloha for her family and friends, and for her goodness to all; she was greatly beloved by everyone who met with her, and a woman of her good nature is very rare. Continue reading

Death of Colonel Sam Parker, 1920.

SAMUEL PARKER DEPARTS FROM THIS LIFE

Death is Victorious Over Him, Following a Long Sickness

HIS BODY RETURNED TO WAILUA IN MANA, HAWAII

Escorted by his Grandchild David Kalakaua Kawananakoa and His Family

After suffering from a stroke some years ago, Colonel Samuel Parker grew weary of this life, on the night of last Friday, at his home outside of Waikiki, and his body was returned aboard the Mauna Kea of this past Wednesday to be laid to rest in his family cemetery at Mana, Waimea, Hawaii.

When he passed on, he was 66 years old, 10 months and 12 days. Continue reading