140 years since the first Portuguese contract laborers arrive, 1878.

[Found under: “KA NU HOU HAWAII.”]

On the deck of the German ship, “Pricilla” brought a group of Portuguese numbering 120 Continue reading

M. E. Silva’s Funeral Home, 1912.


On April 14th, Manuel Feli [Felip?] Aguan passed.

Mr. Loo [Lee?] Chong left this life on the 21st of April.

Mrs. Kanehailua left for the eternal world on the 3rd of November at Hamakua, Hawaii.

Therefore, bring in your donations of ten cents for the members of your Organizations who left this life, to my Business Office on Chaplain Lane, right behind Queen Emma Hall, between Nuuanu Avenue and Fort Street.


[This is the undertaking establishment of M. E. Silva mentioned in the previous post. See more on the interesting story of Manuel Enos Silva in “Men of Hawaii” (1917).

(Aloha Aina, 5/16/1912, p. 3)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Mei 18, 1912.

Romeo and Juliet of Hawaii? 1912.


This Saturday Avira was returned to Honolulu nei; he is an 18 year-old Portuguese boy who left aboard the Maunakea on Tuesday to marry the young woman who he is deeply in love with, in Hawi, Kohala. This desire of the boy would have perhaps been fulfilled were it not interfered by the police of Kohala. When the young Avira arrived in Kohala, a wireless telegraph from Deputy Sheriff Charles Rose had already reached the police there, to watch for the young Avira and to stop him from marrying the young girl he loved, according to the request of Joe Augustine Avira, his father, who was opposed to the marriage of his son to this girl. According to the statement of the police department, these two sweethearts are children that have not reached the age of adulthood.

(Aloha Aina, 2/3/1912, p. 2)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Feberuari 3, 1912.