Death of Edward Kawaihoa Hanapi, 1930.

Edward Hanapi, Veteran County Employe, Dead

Following an illness of two years, Edward Kawaihoa Hanapi, 59, veteran county employe, died at the Queen’s hospital last night. Although ill for a long period, he was not confined to the hospital until during the last week.

Born on Molokai December 7, 1870, Hanapi would have been 60 years old next Saturday. Hanapi wad educated in the Kamehameha Schools and for many years was employed by the City and County as a record searcher. His friends in Honolulu and on the other islands are legion. Continue reading

Hawaiian boys playing music in Siberia, 1920.

Hawaiian Minstrels Play For Siberian Wolfhounds

This Hawaiian quartet has just returned after touring Siberia and the far east entertaining Uncle Sam’s doughboys under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus. Left to right —John Oku, Charles Dement (leader), John Hickey and Edward Hanapi. The four left here last November. They played in Japan, Siberia, China and the Philippines. They remained in Vladivostok after the American soldiers had departed and the Japanese had taken over the city. Continue reading