More on William Kanakanui, 1934.

In Command

LT. WILLIAM KANAKANUI
on guard ship

Lt. Kanakanui To Command Guard Ship For Flight

Lieut. (jg) William Kanakanui, USN, member of a well-known kamaaina family and once-famous swimmer for Punahou and the U.S. Naval academy, was given command of the minsweeper USS Tanager this week in accordance with orders from the Navy department at Washington, D.C.

Lieut. Kanakanui will be in charge of the vessel as she takes her station far out in the Pacific as a weather reporting ship for the six navy planes scheduled to hop off for Pearl Harbor from San Francisco January 12. The Tanager will be stationed at latitude 34, longitude 150, or several hundred miles north of the planes’ route.

While at the Naval academy over a decade ago Kanakanui won national recognition as a swimmer, setting several records. He was a member of the swimming team during his four years at the Academy. He had been well known in local aquatic circles while at Punahou, where he received his prep school training.

[You should always look at all sources when doing research. You never know which newspaper will give more/different information on your subject!]

(Advertiser, 1/5/1934, p. 2)

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The Honolulu Advertiser, 78th Year, Number 16,858, Page 2. January 5, 1934.

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Lieutenant William Kanakanui Commands the USS Tanager, 1934.

LIEUTENANT KANAKANUI TO TAKE COMMAND OF SHIP

Given to Lieutenant William Kanakanui of the of the United States Navy, a Hawaiian boy of a kamaaina family of Honolulu nei, and a famous swimmer of Punahou School and the Naval Academy, was the lead and command of the mine sweeper of the sea, the USS Tanager, this week as per the orders of the office of war in Washington.

Lieutenant Kanakanui will take command of the ship as it is stationed far out in the Pacific Ocean as a ocean condition reporting ship for six planes known to be flying from California to Puuloa on this coming January 12.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 1/11/1934, p. 1)

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Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 37, Aoao 1. Ianuali 11, 1934.

Short, sweet death announcement for Mekia Keaweamahi, 1912.

THAT OLD FRIEND HAS GONE

On the night of this past Christmas Day which dawned to the 26th, that Hawaiian who was well known by Honolulu’s people, that being Mekia Keaweamahi [Major Keaweamahi], grew weary of this life. He had a stomach ailment. He was a much trusted member of Hui Nalu of Waikiki. He was an old-time kamaaina friend of many here in Honolulu.

(Aloha Aina, 12/28/1912, p. 1)

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Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVII, Helu 52, Aoao 1. Decemaba 28, 1912.

New street names announcement in English, 1856.

[Found under: “By Authority.”]

In Privy Council, Nov. 24, 1856, it was voted “that a copy of the Resolution assigning names to several streets be given to Mr. Hopkins for publication in the Polynesian:”

The Resolution is as follows:—

Resolved, That the new street leading up from Beritania street by the King’s Garden, towards the western side of Punch Bowl Hill, be called Emma Street. Continue reading