Mrs. Akioka passes away, 1928.

A LOVING SENTIMENT FOR OUR MAMA, MRS. AKIOKA

Mr. Editor of Ka Hoku o Hawaii:

Aloha oe—

Please allow to include this sad parcel in some space in your newspaper to be published this week, in the issue of this new year. Our beloved mother left us, her children and family to grieve for her.

She was born in Canton, China, in 1857, in the month of April 23, and left her homeland when she was thirty-two years old and came to the Hawaiian Islands. She lived patiently with her husband in the beautiful valley of Waipio working under a poi company for several years. After this, her husband started his very own poi company. His capital was a single mule, some leased land, and a hired hand.

He did well for five years, and at that point, the two of them grew until the other poi companies dropped off. Today, it is one of the big poi factories of this beautiful valley supplying on the average 8,000 pounds of poi every week, feeding the workers of the ranches of Hawaii nei. Her husband (our father) died three years ago.

We are her children

Ernest Akioka

Edward Akioka

Herbert Akioka

(Hoku o Hawaii, 1/17/1928, p. 3)

HE MANAO ALOHA NO KO MAKOU MAMA MRS AKIOKA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXI, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Ianuari 17, 1928.

Mr. Akioka, a Chinese taro farmer/poi maker, dies, 1922.

AKIOKA PASSES AWAY.

MR. AKIOKA (CHINESE)

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha kaua:—Please kindly allow me an open space of your newspaper, for our loved one, our father has left us, his children and his wife; he has peacefully left for that realm we must all go to.

He had a swelling sickness, and the doctor was fetched, but he did not get any relief and died.

Our father was born in the “land of flowers,” China, on the 30th of November, 1851, and he left us on the 18th of May, 1922; he was over 71 years old. Continue reading