Death of Francis Spencer in Kansas, 1920.


A wireless [lono uwea olelo] was received by Frank Spencer of Waimea from the state of Kansas informing  him that his child who is attending school there died in an accident, and this tragedy happened because of an elevator [eleveita]. Some time ago, that youth graduated from Kamehameha School with honors, and he was employed at the Paahau sugar plantation for a time, Continue reading


Kamehameha boys graduate, 1917.

Kamehameha Boys’ School to Graduate 18 Commencement Exercises Occur Tonight

The Kamehameha boys’ school will graduate a class of 18 young men at commencement exercises to be held this evening on the lawn in front of the Bishop memorial chapel, Kamehameha campus. Every member of the class of 1917 is an officer.

In the accompanying picture the graduates are, reading from left to right, as follows: Standing—Cadet 2d Lieut. Valentine Kane, Cadet Capt. Clement Akana, Cadet 2d Lieut. Samuel Poepoe, Cadet Sergt. George Machado, Cadet Color Sergt. Samuel Mahoe, Cadet Color Sergt. John Kupihea, Cadet Sergt.-Maj. Joseph Palama, Cadet Sergt. Francis Spencer, Cadet Q. M. Sergt. Abraham Hobbs.

Seated—Cadet 1st Lieut. Earle Eaton, Cadet 1st Lieut. Lazaro Kaimuloa, Cadet Capt. William de la Nux, Cadet Maj. Joseph Smythe, Cadet 1st Lieut. and Adjutant Ahoi Simeona, Cadet 1st Lieut. Moses Ahuna, Cadet 2d Lieut. and Quartermaster David Simeona.

Seated in front—Cadet 2d Lieut. Nohea Peck, Cadet Sergt. James Rowland.

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/7/1917, p. 5)

Kamehameha Boys' School to Graduate 18...

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIV, Number 7847, Page 5. June 7, 1917.