Keaunui family history, 1874.

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On the 22nd of April, the King spoke at Lanakila Church in Hauula, and at the end of his royal speech, Keaunui brought his youngest daughter before the King; the King kissed the small girl, and the King asked, “Is this your daughter?” Keaunui said, “Yes, she is mine, her mother is over there, she is pregnant again.” The King responded, “When she gives birth, name the baby Kahooululahui,”¹ and the word of the King was agreed to. On the night of the 24th, when the King was in Ewa, at 2 o’clock at night, Mrs. Hellen K. Keaunui gave birth to a son, with J. L. Keaunui, and he was immediately named David Kahooululahui. He was the 13th of their children, they are just a small bit of the growing of the lahui; how blessed would be the nation if all the women from Hawaii to Kauai were like her.

¹”Hooulu Lahui” was Kalakaua’s famed motto, encouraging the increasing of the nation/race.

(Kuokoa, 5/9/1874, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 19, Aoao 2. Mei 9, 1874.