Expression of affection for Kailipanio Pahia, 1916.


O Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa Newpaper, Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Please may we ask for your patience in giving us an open space of the Prize of the People to welcome the title place above, so that the multitudes of family of the beloved one who passed on may see. Here is her story:

Abigail [Apikaila] Kailipanio Kuaana Pahia was born at Kalauao, Ewa, Oahu, in 1847, from the loins of Kuaana (m) and Rebecca [Rebeka] Kauhane, therefore she was 70 years old and some months extra. She was married for 38 years with the senior Frank Pahia, and then she lay to rest. Continue reading

Aloha Aina, 1923 / Today.

The obituary of Frank Pahia made me remember a post I saw from Kanaeokana a few days ago. Lately we have been seeing so much corruption and abuse of government positions. Where are the Frank Pahias of today?

Another tool in our aloha ‘āina arsenal

An interesting political movement is underway, and many of us haven’t noticed it even though it is happening right here, close to home. Kānaka Hawaiʻi are turning out in greater and greater numbers to run for their neighborhood boards.

On Oʻahu, neighborhood boards have become one of the latest frontiers of mālama ʻāina. It’s easy to feel like your lone voice can’t change how things are going, but neighborhood boards give you a say in dealing with localized issues taking place right where you live. Your area’s legislators often attend in person, giving you more direct access to them. Even the Governor, Mayor, and the state’s federal delegation in Washington D.C. send representatives to local board meetings.

[For the entire article, click here.]

Death of Frank Pahia, 1923.



At 4 o’clock on Thursday afternoon past, the messenger of death visited the home of Frank Pahia, an important Hawaiian, who carried out the work of the people for half a century, and [the messenger of death] took his life breath and left his cold body, the dust returning to dust at the cemetery of the Hawaiian church in Kaneohe, after he was sick for a short time.

He was born in Kukuipahu, Kohala, Hawaii, on the 1st of January, 1847, and at his rest, he was 76 years old and a few days over. He became a widower six years ago, and he left behind three children, Mrs. William Henry, the widow of the first Sheriff of the Territory; William Henry; Henry Pahia, a surveyor; and John I. Pahia, a watchman for the lighthouse.

Frank Pahia was highly educated at the schools of Kohala, here in Honolulu, and finally at the college of Lahainaluna, the school famous in that time as the Light not extinguished by the Kauaula wind.

Frank Pahia held many government jobs outside of his regular vocation of surveyor; he was the deputy sheriff of Hawaii at Hilo, and when he returned to Oahu nei, the was deputy sheriff for 16 years for here in the district of Koolaupoko. He was one of the members of the legislature in the time of the Monarchy for two seasons.

Heeia is where he lived the last days of his life. In 1916, his partner left him and he lived alone until his death.

While he held all sorts of positions, he carried out his duties with impartially and righteously; there was seen at all any blemishes in his work in all the positions he held.

He was kind and had an open heart, and he was a redeemer for the people of this land, and a parental figure for the district in which he lived.

(Kuokoa, 1/11/1923, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 11, 1923.