Hawaiian Language even in the Star-Bulletin, 1917.


Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Keolaokalani Pitman will be at home to their Hawaiin friends on Wednesday afternoon, February 14, from four until six o’clock, at Miss Bertha Young’s Villa, near Seaside Hotel, Waikiki.


E hookipa ana o Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Keolaokalani Pitman i ko laua mau hoaloha Hawaii o ka aina, ma ka auwina la Poakolu, Pepeluali 14, mai ka hola eha a hiki i ka hola eono, ma ko laua wahi e noho nei, Miss Bertha Young’s Villa, e pili ala ma ka aoao Ewa o ka Seaside Hotel, Helumoa, Waikiki.—Adv.

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/12/1917, p. 5)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIV, Number 7748, Page 5. February 12, 1917.

Hawaiian returns home to Hilo after living in Boston for 50 years, 1917.


In the morning of last Friday, the steamship Matsonia docked in Hilo nei, and aboard the ship was Mr. Benjamin Keolaokalani Pitman [Pittman], the brother of the recently deceased Mrs. Mary Ailau. He left left Hilo when he was 10 years old, and went back with his father to the city of Boston, and he has lived there for a full 50 years, and this is the first time he has returned to see the place where he was born.

He is a direct cousin to George Mooheau Beckley, as their mothers were sisters; Kinoole is Mr. Pitman’s mother, and Kahinu is George C. Beckley’s. The two of them were daughters of the Alii Hoolulu who hid the bones of Kamehameha Ka Na’i Aupuni. He [Pittman] went with his people on a tour to see the fire of the enchanting woman of the pit, and on their return, they were entertained at the home of Mrs. Maraea Wilipaona [? Mrs. Maria Wilfong], and Mrs. J. D. Lewis and Mrs. Wilfong put on a luau to honor this Hawaiian Alii. On this trip of his to his homeland, accompanying him were his wife and some friends from Boston. On Saturday evening, he and his wife left for Honolulu, and from their they will return to his home in Boston. He is now a Millionaire living in Boston.

[Unfortunately, the digital images of the Hoku o Hawaii newspaper are only available online from 5/31/1917, and so the issue in which this story appears is not available yet (along with the ten years of newspapers that come before it).]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/8/1917, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 11, Helu 37, Aoao 2.