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David Kailihiwa of 1017 Kawaiahao street died at his home at 3:15 o’clock last Tuesday, pneumonia being the cause of death. Services will be held next Sunday afternoon at Silva’s mortuary chapel, Kukui, near Nuuanu street, interment to be in the South King street Catholic cemetery.* Kailihiwa, who was a municipal employe in the garbage department, was married, and was born on March 3, 1861, in South Kona, Hawaii, being 61 years, 9 months and 23 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sarah Akau Kailihiwa.
O Editor of the Kuokoa:—please allow me some open space in the columns of the pride of the lahui [the Kuokoa newspaper], so that the many intimates and friends of Kona with its cloud billows and sea in the calm, puffy clouds white like hinano blossoms resting in the calm, and the chilly dew drops fall; that David Kailihiwa, one of the native boys of that land that sees life in the puffy clouds has gone, his face is lost, dust returned to dust, and his soul to He who gaveth, at 3:15 in the afternoon, on this past Tuesday, December 26, 1922, at his home on Kawaiahao Street, and in the afternoon on December 31, 1922, his funeral service was held at Silva’s mortuary, at the corner of Kukui and Nuuanu streets, and it was at Koula Cemetery where his earthly body was laid to rest for all times. Continue reading →