Death of Miriam Kaaikala Pereira, 1915.

MRS. MIRIAM KAAIKALA PEREIRA PASSED ON

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha oe:—Please insert in an open space of our pride, the topic placed above so that all of the family and friends of my elder sister living from the rising of the sun at Kumukahi to the setting of the sun at the pleasant foundation of Lehua Island.

At 6 o’clock in the morning, December 2, 1915, my dearly beloved older sister, Mrs. Miriam Kaaikala Pereira, grew weary of this life at her home on Kaumualii Street, and she left behind a sorrowful bundle of love for me, her younger sibling, and her beloved husband, and her children who are without a mother, and her whole family, who grieve for her. Aloha, aloha for my dear older sister who has gone afar!

Her sight before us is no more, is gone. How sad!

My beloved older sister was born on the 22nd of December, 1889, and she was 26 years old when she moved swiftly and silently on to sleep the eternal sleep of summer and winter.

Aloha to my patient older sister; she was a helping hand for all the good works of the Church and the Sunday School of Kalihi and Moanalua this past seasons.

She was a Sunday School student for the district of Kalihi Kai; she was industrious in the work for her beloved Lord in this unfamiliar land. She was a member of the Puula Church in Puna, Hawaii; she was a mother with a loving heart, she was welcoming and a parent for everyone who showed up before her.

Her work in this world is over, and she has gone to the bosom of her loving Lord. It is He who giveth and He who taketh away; blessed be his name.

She married her new husband, Vincent D. Pereira, on the 26th of December 1914, by Abraham Fernandez; therefore they were not married for a whole year before she left her beloved, a husband who is mourning after her.

With her first husband she has four children who are now living, and with her new husband she has one child. These children are bereft of a mother; these children without a parent have therefore gone under the care of the family of the deceased.

O Puna of the fragrant bowers of hala, where my beloved older sister found pleasure in her youth; no more will she smell your deep fragrance; no more will you drench her with your cool frangrances; She has gone; you will no more see her form; you will no more hear her voice; her toil is over; her grief is over; she has found relief in the loving bosom of her Lord.

O Kauai of Manokalanipo, where my dear older sister found enjoyment, this is the sad package of aloha, a bundle for tears, that you, my two elder siblings and I, your later born, grieve, for our loved one who has gone. How regretful for my dear older sister who has travelled afar. We will no more see her form and no more will we hear her voice.

She was sick for only four days; a doctor was sought out to make her better, but she did not find any relief and left us. According to the findings of the doctor, she had heart problems.

In the capital of Honolulu nei is where the light of the bodily house of my beloved older sister went out, and the earth returned to earth. Man’s life is a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away, and that is how my dear older sister grew and blossomed beautifully, and the stealthy hand of the angel fetched her like a thief in the night and took her spirit, leaving her earthly body for us, the family, to grieve over.

So with these loving thoughts dedicated to my beloved older sister, the words of my prayer to the Heavenly Father ask that He lighten our heavy hearts.

My unending esteem goes to Mr. Editor and the metal typesetting boys of your press.

Her younger sibling in sadness and grief,

MRS. ALICE M. K. KAEHA.

Kalihi Kai, Dec. 21, 1915.

(Kuokoa, 12/24/1915, p. 3)

MRS. MIRIAM KAAIKALA PEREIRA UA HALA

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIII, Helu 52, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 24, 1915.

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Ane Kealoha Kawaihoa Namakelua dies, 1919.

MY BELOVED WIFE HAS GONE.

MRS. LUCY KAHAINA KEOHOHINAOKALANI KEKOA.¹

Mr. Solomon Hanohano, captain of the Kilohana; Aloha oe:—please extend me your patience, and your boys of the press, to insert into an open room my bundle of tears of clouds banks appearing in the morning which just arrived, and it will be for you to carry it to the homes of the many friends of my beloved wife.

Ane Kealoha Kawaihoa Namakelua has gone. She left me, her husband in marriage at 12 noon, on the 7th of January, 1919, at the home of our foster parent, Laika Kekuewa and Mrs. Hiku Kekuewa, on Morris Lane, Kapalama, Honolulu, and her earthly body rests at Puea Cemetery the eternal sleep, just as is written, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return [he lepo no oe a e hoi hou aku oe i ka lepo.]

My dear wife was born from the loins of Gapa (m) and Kahalewai (f) at Heeia, Koolau, Oahu, the home of her parents, on the 25th of December, 1892, therefore, she spent 27 years and 12 days in this life and left me and our hanai and all of the ohana grieving in this world.

Because of the sickness she had upon her body, a remedy was sought from doctors for six months or more, but the knowledge of the son of man could not hold it back. And so what the Great Book says came true: Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. [O ke kanaka i hanauia e ka wahine, ua piha i na popilikia, a he pokole kona mau la.]

My dear wife was educated at the public school at Kahuku, and we were married on the 18th of May, 1908, by the Father Abraham Fernandez, of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, and we were married for 10 years and 6 months. Continue reading

Awa for sale! 1917.

INTOXICATING AWA OF

Puna

Available for Purchase when you go
to the Shop of
ABRAHAM FERNANDEZ
Number 44———50
Corner of Smith Street
and King.

[Awa appears in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers from early on, presented both negatively and positively. I will put up more on this topic as time goes on…]

(Puuhonua o na Hawaii, 1/26/1917, p. 4)

AWA ONA O Puna

Ka Puuhonua o na Hawaii, Buke IV, Helu 4, Aoao 4. Ianuari 26, 1917.