Passing of Victoria Kahoa Kaahumanu Tolman, 1893.

AN OLD LANDMARK GONE.

Death of an Adopted Daughter of Queen Kaahumanu.

Mrs. Victoria Kahoa Kaahumanu Tolman died at the residence of Hon. F. S. Pratt, Punchbowl street, of heart failure, at 9:30 o’clock yesterday evening, at the ripe age of 78, Kahoa Virginia is a twin sister to Teresa Oana [Aana], both being born in Kailua, Kona, in August, 1815. Shortly after their birth, in fact the same night, both were adopted by Queen Kaahumanu, and taken from their home. Their mother was Holau, a true descendant of Lonoikamakahiki and Keikilani, King and Queen of Puna, of whom there are many stories in Hawaiian history. The father was the late Jean Jassin Rives [Reeves], commonly known as Father John, of the Catholic Mission, who went to England with Kamehameha II. Continue reading

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Elizabeth Kekaaniauokalani Pratt turns 94! 1928.

94 YEARS IN THIS LIFE

On the 11th of this month, Kaukau Alii Mrs. Elizabeth Kekaaniauokalani Pratt turned ninety-four years old.

She was born in 1834, the year that Kamehameha IV was born and the year also that the newspaper Ka Lama Hawaii began to be printed. Continue reading

More on Kamehameha III 100th birthday memorial, 1914.

CENTENARY OF KAMEHAMEHA III IS MARKED WITH IMPRESSIVE SERVICE

Handsome Tablet Is Unveiled Accompanied by Sacred Chant of Loved King

The unveiling of a handsome tablet of Hawaiian lava granite, to the accompaniment of sacred chants composed a century ago, marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kauikeaouli, the third of the Kamehamehas, which yesterday afternoon was observed at old Kawaiahao church by the Daughters of Hawaii. It was a fitting memorial to that ruler who, known to his subjects as the beneficent king, gave to the inhabitants of these islands their first written constitution, and, to make the observance further complete, the tablet will be taken to Keauhou, Kona, where it will mark the birthplace of ka moi lokomaikai.

The historical structure of Kawaiahao, around which is woven innumerable tales dear to the heart of the kamaaina, was occupied by more than 2600 persons, the majority of whom were Hawaiian. The memorial tablet occupied the center of the platform, hidden from view by the royal standard of Liliuokalani and High Chiefess Elizabeth Kekaaniau Pratt, both lineal descendants of the Hawaiian King who was the founder of the Kamehameha dynasty. Feathered cloaks of almost priceless value draped the chairs in which they sat.

The strange, yet beautiful, setting doubtless was a perfect replica of a court scene in the days of the old regime when the Kamehameha held sway. The costuming of the participants was perfect, and there was presented a spectacle in which was brought out many ancient and rare relics which today are treasured by Honolulu families and which are seldom seen other than in private homes, where they are held almost sacred.

Attired in feather cloaks and helmets, High Chief Fred Kahapula Beckley and High Chief Albert Kalaninoanoa Hoapili, the spear and kahili bearers respectively, occupied places just back of the queen and High Chiefess Pratt, representing the figures which are seen on the royal Hawaiian coat-of-arms. Both are lineal descendants of chiefs of the court of Kamehameha I, High Chief Beckley being a descendant of Kameeiamoku, and High Chief Hoapili a descendant of Kamanawa, the royal kahili bearer. Boys from the Kamehameha school, to the number of 16, acted as court attendants and kahili bearers, and occupied places on either side of the court representatives. They were attired in feather capes and other accessories adopted by the Hawaiian warriors of other days. Above this gathering was suspended the royal standard of Kalakaua, as well as other Hawaiian flags, their colors blending in perfect harmony with the vivid green of the palms and ferns with which the nave was banked.

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Public invitation to celebration of Centenary of Kauikeaouli, 1914.

Centenary of Kauikeaouli

Kamehameha III.

Kawaiahao Church, Tuesday, March 17,

at 4 p. m.

Under the auspices of

The Daughters of Hawaii

HER MAJESTY QUEEN LILIUOKALANI

and

HIGH CHIEFESS ELIZABETH KEKAANIAU PRATT

will assist in the unveiling of the tablet to the memory of

KA MOI LOKOMAIKAI

(The Beneficent King.)

A cordial invitation is extended to the public to be present at this celebration.

(Star Bulletin, 3/11/1914, p. 8)

Centenary of Kauikeaouli

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXI, Number 6840, Page 8. March 11, 1914.

Kauikeaouli’s 100th birthday at Kawaiahao Church, 1914.

TRIBUTE PAID TO MEMORY OF KING

Hawaiians Celebrate Centenary of Kamehameha III with Impressive Ceremony—Queen Liliuokalani Unveils Tablet to Mark Birthplace of Beloved Monarch

(From Wednesday Advertiser.)

The centenary of Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, was celebrated yesterday at Kawaiahao Church under the auspices of the Daughters of Hawaii. This old church, that has witnessed so many of the royal ceremonials of the Hawaiian people, was taxed to the utmost of its seating capacity. More than twenty-six hundred persons viewed the unveilling of the memorial tablet which had been prepared by the Daughters of Hawaii to mark the birthplace of “The Generous King” at Keauhou, in Kai-malino, Hawaii.

The tablet was hidden from view by the Royal Standard of Liliuokalani and a Hawaiian flag, both the property of and loaned by Hawaii’s venerable ex-queen for the sacred ceremonial.

The Queen and High Chiefess Elizabeth Kekaaniau Pratt, both of whom are lineal descendants of Keawe, the ancient king of Hawaii, and founder of the Kamehameha dynasty, were seated on either side of the memorial stone in the nave of the church. The palace chairs in which they sat were draped with ancient Hawaiian feather capes of priceless value.

Oldtime Dignitaries Attend.

Back of the Queen and High Chiefess Pratt were High Chiefs Beckley and Hoapili, clad in the ceremonial feather cloaks and helmets of the Royal Courtiers. High Chief Fred Kahapula Beckley, the spear-bearer, is a direct descendant through his father’s side from Kameeiamoku. High Chief Albert Kalaninoanoa Hoapili, the kahili bearer, is a lineal descendant of Kamanawa, the royal kahili bearer. These two therefore, in yesterday’s ceremony represented the spear-bearer and kahili bearer who are shown on the Hawaiian coat of arms and are descendants of the two chief court alii of Kamehameha I.

On either side of the royal court representatives were the kahili bearers in ordinary, sixteen young men from the Kamehameha School for Boys, robed in feather capes and the costumes of the warrior of old, representative of the court attendants.

The chancel and pulpit were tastefully decorated with beautiful ferns and palms while above was the Royal Standard of Kalakaua and the Hawaiian flags, both now the property of and loaned by the Kapiolani Estate.

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Monument to Kauikeaouli on his 100th birthday, 1914.

UNVEILING OF THE DONATED TABLET

The Populace Gathers in Kawaiahao on the Evening of this Past Tuesday.

It was a scene from the sacred times when the Islands were ruled under monarchs, that was before a great crowd of people which arrived at Kawaiahao Church in the afternoon of this past Tuesday, when a memorial service for the hundredth birthday of King Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III was held, and unveiled was the stone tablet dedicated to him that will be stood at the place of his birth at Keauhou, North Kona, Hawaii.

Before the hour set aside for that remembrance, at four o’clock in the afternoon, the crowd entered the church: from the members of the organizations of this town, the students of the Kamehameha Schools, the heads of the government, to the general public, filled up the church, with some people standing.

Outside of the church grounds was the Royal Hawaiian Band entertaining the people, with a majority of the people there, because they could not get a seat in the church.

Before the pulpit stood a painting of King Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, and right below the painting was the tablet with clear lettering that said: “Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, ke keiki a Kamehameha III ame Keopuolani. Hanauia i Maraki 17,1814. Ka Moi lokomaikai.”

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Daughters of Hawaii celebrate 90th birthday of Elizabeth Kekaaniau, 1924.

ANNOUNCEMENT.

Daughters of Hawaii.

The Daughters of Hawaii will hold a reception on Thursday, September 11, 1924, at 4 p. m., at Hanaiakamalama, the Home of Queen Emma, in Nuuanu Valley, to honor the Kaukaualii Elizabeth Kekaaniau Pratt, for her 90th birthday.

Open to all members of the Association.

BERNICE SPITZ.

Secretary.

(Kuokoa, 9/11/1924, p. 6)

HOOLAHA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 37, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 11, 1924.