SOLOMON MEHEULA GROWS WEARY OF THIS LIFE.
At 11:05 in the evening of this past Saturday, November 25, after being sick for a long time, Mr. Solomon Meheula gasped his last breath at his home, and he left in Puna his friends and fellows remembering him and all of his fine works that will live on as a monument to him.
He was born over there in Waialua, on this island, on the 15th of June 1862, and now that he sleeps, he spent 60 winters and summers plus 5 months and 10 days.
His education was began at an Episcopal school in Waialua, and when he returned to live in Honolulu nei, he entered the Iolani School of this town, and after he became a teacher for that school. During this time he edited the Episcopal Hymnal in the press of the Episcopal Church, and it was under Mr. Meheula’s guidance that this great and valuable work was completed; he was an assistant to the Bishops Willis and Restarick in the Episcopal Church.
After Bishop Willis left Hawaii nei, he again became a school teacher, and his wife was the matron of the school, and the children of the school were under her care.
A number of years ago, he was one of those who ran for representative under the Democratic party, however, he was not elected. In 1907 he entered and began working at the police department as a secretary under the County Deputy Sheriff and thereafter with the city and county government. At that time, he became a teacher in a special Hawaiian-language class for the military school, the Honolulu Military Academy.
The late Solomon Meheula was one of the Hawaiians who was fluent in English, and he rearranged a number of story books into Hawaiian.
At 6 o’clock in the evening of this Monday, his remains were placed for the last visitation by his fellows and friends at the Silva Mortuary on Kukui Street and Nuuanu Avenue, and at 2 o’clock in the afternoon of this Tuesday, his funeral was held at the Episcopal church, St. Andrew, and at 3 o’clock his remains were carried to the Puea Cemetery.
(Kuokoa, 11/30/1922, p. 1)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 48, Aoao 1. Novemaba 30, 1922.