THAT HAWAIIAN MOTHER HAS GONE.
It was a painful thing for our hearts to hear that the uncompassionate hand of death reached out and took the precious breath of life from the body of Mrs. Evalaina Willison [Wilson], the wife of Mr. C. B. Willison [Wilson], in the early morning of this Saturday, after she began to waste away of sickness for just a few short days.
She was a well-known woman here in town, and elsewhere on the island, and she was the attendant of Queen Liliuokalani while she was on the throne until her overthrow. There were many, many friends who visited to see her for the last time, and then dust returned to dust, for that is where it came from.
She leaves behind a husband, child and family who grieve for her from this side of the grave.
In the afternoon of this Sunday, the last services over the body were held at Kawaiahao Church by Rev. H. H. Parker, and from there the body was taken to its home in the ground at the cemetery of Kawaiahao, accompanied by the family and numerous friends, and next to her family who passed before she was put to rest for all times.
Ke Aloha Aina joins in the mourning with the family of the one who left on that road of no return, while asking the Almighty to lessen our grief.
(Aloha Aina, 5/28/1898, p. 5)
Ke Aloha Aina, Buke IV, Helu 22, Aoao 5. Mei 28, 1898.