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He is the oldest amongst the ministers of Hawaii’s Churches.
The Haili Church gives its warm aloha to you, oh good father, and so too with Ka Hoku o Hawaii.
[Rev. William Kamau was one of the contributors to Bishop Museum’s Roberts Collection of mele. See this week’s He Aupuni Palapala blog for more information on a new exhibit about the collection and an better image of William Kamau!]
In the evening of this past Monday, at the hour of 7:30, Mrs. Anna Maria Dimond let go of her breath, the aged companion of this life of Mr. Henry Dimond, at the age of 85.
She was born in the city of New York on the 19th of May, 1808. She married Henry Dimond on November 3, 1834, and landed in Honolulu in June [6,] 1835, along with Titus Coan [Koana] and Edwin Oscar Hall [Holo] folks. With the death of E. O. Hall, the Dimonds were the only ones left from those who came on the same journey here. Continue reading →
On the 16th of February past, Naone let out his last breath, and the man returned to his Lord whom he loved greatly, for whom he was a servant in many good works; Naone died at eighty or so years old. He was born up in Pauoa. His father was Mahi and his mother was Hama [?? it is hard to read]; his parents were from Kauai and then resided in Pauoa; these parents had three children: Pokaakua, along with P. Naone and D. Lima; Pokaakua and Lima died ealier, and only Naone lived until old age, living for more than 80 years. Continue reading →
Hawaiian Idol.—A genuine idol of the olden time, has recently been discovered at Waialua, Oahu, by Mr. Lane. Through the permission of His Excellency ex-Governor Kekuanaoa, this idol has been presented to the Museum of Oahu College [Punahou]. It is about eight feet in length, and resembles the ancient images represented in Jarvis’ History. Mr. Chase has had this idol sketched by Mr. Emmert, and very soon photographs will be on exhibition. Many hundreds of Hawaiians have gathered to see this huge image while it was set up in front of the Kuokoa office, at the Sailors’ Home, Honolulu. Continue reading →
Ka Samarita Lokomaikai. Pauku Baibala, Luka 10:25–37.
25 Aia hoi, ku ae la iluna kekahi kakaolelo e hoao ana ia ia, ninau aku la, E ke kumu, heaha ka’u e hana’i i loaa mai ai ia’u ke ola mau loa?
26 A ninau mai la oia ia ia, Heaha ka mea i kakauia’i iloko o ke kanawai? Pehea kau heluhelu ana?
27 Hai aku la ke kakaolelo, i aku la, E aloha aku uoe i ka Haku i kou Akua me kou naau a pau, a me kou uhane a pau, a me kou ikaika a pau, a me kou manao a pau, a i kou hoalauna e like me oe iho. Continue reading →
On the morning of the 16th of May, fourteen Maori arrived, six men and eight women, aboard the ship the Niagara, from New Zealand. After the examination by customs, they were taken to the mission house of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints at Auwaiolimu.
When they entered the church, the eyes were fixed of everyone who gathered, and the crowd was filled with happiness and aloha. Continue reading →
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 →
After being worn away by a debilitating illness for some time, the Rev. Stephen William Kekuewa grew weary of this life, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John P. Kapua, on School Street, at four o’clock in the afternoon, on Wednesday of this past week; and in the afternoon of this past Sunday, his remains were carried to the Maemae Cemetery.
The Rev. S. W. Kekuewa was born at Luakaha, Nuuanu, on the 25th of February, 1842, therefore when he died he was over seventy-eight years old.
During his youth, he was educated at Lahainaluna School, under his teachers, S. E. Bishop and C. B. Andrews; and for some years he lived on the island of Micronesia on a mission he was sent on by the Hawaiian Evangelical Board [Papa Hawaii].
Because the health of his wife was not good, they returned to Hawaii nei, and he served as the kahu of the chruch at Iole, Kohala, Hawaii for many years.
Because of the letter of the members of the church of Waianae which called for him to be the kahu of that church, he left the church of Kohala and went to live at Waianae; at that church he lived and worked until he was called by his Lord, and he went to his permanent home beyond.Rev. S. W. Kekuewa was married twice; his first wife was Mrs. Miriam Kamali Kekuewa, and after her death, he married for the second time, to Mrs. Kuewa Wharton of Waialua, Oahu.
When he left this life, he left behind a widow, and his seven children with his previous wife: David Kekuewa; John K. Kekuewa; and Stephen William Kekuewa, who is employed with the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company [Hui Mokuahi Holo Pili Aina]; Charles Kekuewa, who is employed as a deputy warden of the City and County of Honolulu; Lily Kekuewa, the principal of the school of Puuanahulu, in North Kona, Hawaii; Mrs. John P. Kapua; and Mrs. Franco; as well as the many grandchildren.
His funeral was held in the Kaumakapili Church in the afternoon of this past Sunday, under the leadership of Rev. Henry K. Poepoe, and from there the procession moved along accompanied by family and friends of the deceased, to the cemetery of Maemae, and his remains were placed there, as the Holy Book says, earth returns to earth.
Rev. S. W. Kekuewa was one of the very old time pastors, and with his passing on to the other world, the church of Waianae is left vacant, and it will be difficult to fill his place.