“Hoe a Mau” by Makua Laiana, 1878.

Pull For The Shore.

Gospel Songs p. 66.

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Hoe ikaika, sela, kokoke ao.
Mao ae o nalu, he awa mau.
Ino ka holo, sela, ane nae i pau.
Ee ae ma ka waapaa, sela, hoe a mau. Continue reading

A mele composed by William A. Kiha for La Kuokoa, 1876.

HE HIMENI NO KA LA KUOKOA.

[This is a song that will be sung by the school children at the church of Kaumakapili on that day that our Independence was recognized.]

La hauoli keia no kakou a pau,
La Kuokoa—e
Kou Hae nani e Hawaii Ponoi,
E mau aku kou welo ana i na kau a pau loa.

Cho.—Hae nani, Hae nani o Hawaii nei,
E mau aku kou welo ana.
Ma na la nui, la Kuokoa,
Huro no ka Hae Hawaii. Continue reading

Clarence W. Kinney reports on the visit of the Maori entourage, 1920.

MAORI WHO CAME TO HAWAII.

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

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

Death of William Stephen Kekuewa, 1920.

THE REV. S. W. KEKUEWA PASSES ON

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.

(Kuokoa, 11/12/1920, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 46, Aoao 4. Novemaba 12, 1920.

Makua Kelemenete passes on, 1909.

FATHER CLEMENT ANSWERED HIS LAST CALL YESTERDAY

THE LATE FATHER CLEMENT.

Father Clement, for many years a familiar and much-loved figure in Honolulu, passed away early yesterday morning at the Catholic Mission. He has been in failing health for some…

(PCA, 6/11/1909, p. 1)

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLIX, Number 8374, Page 1. June 11, 1909.

…time past, yesterday succumbing to old age. Hundreds will miss his bent, kindly form, Continue reading

Death of William Hookano Iwiula, 1920.

A LOVING EULOGY FOR MY DEAR HUSBAND WHO HAS GONE AFAR, WM. H. IWIULA

William Hookano Iwiula.

Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Please allow me an open column to insert this eulogy of aloha, so that the kin and family of my dearly beloved husband from great Hawaii of Keawe to Kauai of Manokalanipo will know. Continue reading

Passing of Olivia K. Nakea, 1955.

Nakea Rites Set Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Olivia Kanoho Kaululaau Nakea, 56, who died Friday at a local hospital, will be held at 1 p. m. Tuesday in Borthwick Funeral Parlors chapel. Burial at Puea cemetery will follow. 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

Thank you to all the mothers in this world and the next, 1922, 2020.

DAY TO REMEMBER MOTHERS.

At Kaumakapili Church this Sunday, the 14th, at 11 o’clock, there will be held a prayer assembly being there was a proclamation by the Governor; therefore the public is invited with aloha to fill the Church, for it will be a special day that is to be commemorated every year. Continue reading