Charles Reed Bishop honored at Kamehameha Schools, 1946.

Arrived 100 Years Ago

Kamehameha To Honor Memory Of C. R. Bishop

Charles Reed Bishop, a builder of Hawaii in the field of education as well as business during the 19th century, and who arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 100 years ago this week, on October 12, 1846, will be remembered at centennial services at the Kamehameha Schools Friday and Saturday. Continue reading

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The Hon. J. A. Nahaku passes on, 1887.

The Hon. J. A. Nahaku.

In the deep purple morning of this past Thursday, the 24th of this past month, at Honuakaha, here in Honolulu, the Almighty Father was pleased to take the last breath of our dearly beloved father, and leave him behind to sleep the eternal sleep at his last home in Makiki. And left behind were tears of grief on this side of the grave. And he passed after being troubled with sickness for the long period of seven years.

The Hon. John Nahaku was born at Mahukona, Kohala, Hawaii, on the 18th of September, 1830, from the loins of Kaoiokalani (f) and Namaka (m) and until  his recent passing, he was aged 56 years, 5 months, and 6 days.

J. A. Nahaku was educated at the district school of Kohala, and in the year 1850, he entered into the school of Rev. E. Bond, at Iole, and in 1852, he entered into the Hilo Boarding School, and in 1854, he entered into Lahainaluna College under the tutelage of W. P. Alexander, and in 1857, he graduated from Lahainaluna and returned to Kaanapali where he married his wife, Mrs. Ruth Keliiokahekili, and there he resided and in 1860 he was appointed Sheriff of Kaanapali. In 1864, he was elected as a Delegate to the Constitutional Convention. And in 1866, he was elected as the Representative for the district of Kaanapali, and in 1868, he was reelected, and in 1870 he was appointed as census taker [Luna helu] for the district of Molokai and Lanai. In 1875, he was appointed as Census taker for the district of Lahaina, and in 1876 he was elected as Representative for the district of Kaanapali, and in the same year he was chosen as Tax Assessor for the district of Makawao.

He served again as Tax Assessor for Makawao in 1857—75—and in 1879, he was chosen as Tax Assessor for the districts of Molokai and Lanai.

In 1880, he was reelected as Representative for the district of Kaanapali, and that was his last term in the Legislature.

In 1881, he was selected as assistant Judge [hope Lunakanawai] for the district of Lahaina, as an assistant to D. Kamaiopili.

In 1882, he was chosen as secretary for the Board of Genealogy of Hawaiian Chiefs [Papa Mookuauhau o na Alii Hanau o Hawaii nei], and it while serving at this post that he passed on.

In 1883, he was chosen as Tax Assessor for the district of Lahaina, and this was the last year which he filled a government post.

As a Lawyer, he began serving as a full Attorney in the year 1866, until that day mentioned above, when he left behind all the work of this life.

J. A. Nahaku was a greatly trusted man by his friends, and he was highly prized by our greatly loved King, and he was a friend to everyone all around Maui.

He was a loving father, he was kind, welcoming, he recognized the great and the small, and his friends most likely shall not forget him.

He was a tireless father to us children, and his grandchildren, and so too to all of his family; he never grew weary of us, even if weakness constantly attacked [?? hooiao ?? hoohao] his body, and thus he persevered the hardships of this life until he passed on.

We ask the powers of heaven to lighten our heavy hearts. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Amen. [E hoonani ia ke Akua ma na lani kiekie, he malu ma ka honua, he aloha no i kanaka. Amene.]”

John K. Nahaku, Jr.

(Kuokoa, 3/5/1887, p. 3)

Ka Hon. J. A. Nahaku.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVI, Helu 10, Aoao 3. Maraki 5, 1887.

James H. K. Kaiwi has gone, 1915.

REV. J. H. K. KAIWI HAS PASSED.

My dear Hoku;

Aloha oe.—Please allow me an open space in your slim body, for these words placed above, so that the many friends, companions, and fellow laborer in the work of our loving Lord in the Archipelago may learn of this sad news.

On Sunday, the 14th of this past February, at 10 p. m. of that evening, the angel of destruction of all bodily spirits came visiting at their Residence at Keaalama, Opihikao, Puna, and took away the breath of life from his body, and left his remains to his wife, children, grandchildren, friends, and the Church which the two of them were connected with aloha. The sickness which caused his death was a tumor in his breast; which he had for perhaps 8 months.

He was born into this world from the loins of his parents. Kaiwi was his father and Kalua was his mother, at Keahialaka, Puna, in the month of April, the 17th, in the year 1860; he was 54 years old and 9 months and 27 days; and the hours of his breathing in the air of this earth are gone. Continue reading

Schools in Hawaii nei, 1844.

[Found under: “KA AHAOLELO MISIONARI.”]

II. The Schools. Lahainaluna College: there were 135 students enrolled in the school just recently. Six of them are studying the apostles of God with Dibela [Dibble]. In April, 30 students graduated, four died, three went home because of illness, and three were expelled for rule violations; that leaves 97 remaining at the school.

They are being taught by three teachers, Dibble, Emesona [Emerson], and Alekanedero [Alexander], in penmanship, in music, math, geography, algebra, surveying, theology, philosophy, composition, and speech. Some study in English, others study in the word of God.

College at Wailuku. The teachers at the school are Bele me kana wahine [Mr. and Mrs. Bailey] and Mi. Okana [Miss Ogden]; there are 47 students living there and eight are married. At the school is taught reading, penmanship, geography, math, philosophy, theology, spirituality and actual work.

Boarding School at Hilo. Laimana laua me kana wahine [Lyman and his wife] are the teachers. There are sixty students at the school; 37 of them have become members in the church. The instruction is like that of the Colleges at Wailuku and Lahainaluna; however they are not progressing far in the difficult subjects like at Lahainaluna.

Girls’ School at Hilo. Koanawahine [Mrs. Coan] is the teacher; most of the food is donated by the church members in Hilo. There are 26 students; there of them are married to husbands, 21 of them have joined the church.

Boarding School of the Alii. Kuke laua me kana wahine [Cooke and his wife] are the teachers. They are instructed only in the English language. The government sponsors this school, and supplies all necessities. It is doing well currently: the students are obedient and are progressing in their knowledge.

Missionary School at Punahou. Dola [Dole] and Kamika wahine [Mrs. Smith] and Rise laua me kana wahine [Rice and wife] are the teachers. There are 24 students at the school. This school is solely for the American missionaries.

Select Schools. There is one in Waioli under Ioane [Johnson]. There are 63 students. It is not a boarding school. The students put effort into working, and it is from this that they get their supplies, and the church members give assistance as well.

In Hilo is another select school. There are 70 students, and Wilikoke [Wilcox] is the teacher. But he might have gone to Waialua to live.

In Kohala is another. Bona [Bond] is the teacher; there are 12 students; there is schooling for teachers there also.

There is a select school at Hana. Rice was the teacher, but he has returned to Punahou now. There were recently 30 students.

Small Schools. In these Islands there are 330 schools; 270 teachers; 12,762 students; 4,000 children can read, 2,100 can write; 5,800 can do math; 1,850 know geography.

[The state of the schools in Hawaii nei was part of what was discussed at a missionary conference held in 1844. This description starts with “II.” because i left the first part of the discussion out which was “I. Pertaining to the Church“.
It would be very helpful if there was online a “comprehensive” list of all variant names for people, like these for many of the missionaries which was published in the Elele Hawaii in 1848.]

(Nonanona, 7/9/1844, pp. 35–36.)

II. Na Kula.

Ka Nonanona, Buke 4, Pepa 6, Aoao 35. Iulai 9, 1844.

Ma Hilo...

Ka Nonanona, Buke 4, Pepa 6, Aoao 36. Iulai 9, 1844.

Hilo Boarding School student roster, 1844.

A Roster of the Administrators, Teachers, and Students of the Boarding School at Punahoa, Hilo, Hawaii, January 8, 1844.

Administrators Teachers
Rev. A. Thurston Rev. D. B. Lyman.
Rev. c. Forbes. Mrs. S. J. Lyman.
Rev. L. Lyons.
Rev. E. Bond. Assistants.
Rev. J. D. Paris. I. B. Kaiana.
Rev. T. Coan. Kahumoku.
Rev. D. B. Lyman.

 Students

Names. Aina. Moku.
Enoka, Wailuku, Maui.
Ioane, Honaunau, Kona.
Iosepa, Punahoa, Hilo.
Ikuwa, Iole, Kohala.
Ihuahi, Moaula, Kau.
Opunui, Kikala, Puna.
Heleloa, Honuaino, Kona.
Heleluhe, Kalapana, Puna.
Honu, Waipio, Hamakua.
Kaapana, Honuapo, Kau.
Kaia, Honaunau, Kona.
Kaihe, Keauhou, Kona.
Kaikuahine, Malama, Puna.
Kaili, Keaiwa, Kau.
Kaiwi, Paauhau, Hamakua.
Kauhai, Kaauhuhu, Kohala.
Kaulia, Waiohinu, Kau.
Kaulihiwa, Paihaaloa, Hilo.
Kahele 1, Kaohe, Kona.
Kahele 2, Waipio, Hamakua.
Kahumoku, Olaa, Hilo.
Kalawa, Konomakau, Kohala.
Kalua, Waiapuka, Kohala.
Kamaa, Kapalaalea, Kona.
Kamaawe, Paauhau, Hamakua.
Kamai, Kahua, Kohala.
Kamipele, Kiilae, Kona.
Kanehiwa, Hokukaeo, Kona.
Kanono, Keahialaka, Puna.
Kapaona, Honomaka’u, Kohala.
Kapiioho, Keauhou, Kona.
Kawaa, Pueopaku, Hilo.
Kawaihae, Kaiwiki, Hilo.
Keau, Kaiwiki, Hilo.
Keahi, Kalapana, Puna.
Kealoha 1, Kaohe, Kohala.
Kealoha 2, Waipio, Hamakua.
Keawe, Waimanu, Kohala.
Keaweluaole, Kukuihaele, Hamakua.
Keohokalole, Kawanui, Kona.
Keolanui, Kahei, Kohala.
Kekaula, Keahialaka, Puna.
Kekipi, Kaiwiki, Hilo.
Kekuikahi, Kealakehe, Kona.
Keliikanakaole, Pueopaku, Hilo.
Koko, Pueopaku, Hilo.
Kolomaio, Naalehu, Kau.
Kulu, Paauhau, Hamakua.
Kumalae, Ahualoa, Hamakua.
Kepela, Kalapana, Puna.
Leinaholo, Kaimu, Puna.
Lolo, Honaunau, Kona.
Luhiau, Lamaloa, Kohala.
Mama, Kalaoa, Kona.
Mahoehoe, Honaunau, Kona.
Maka, Keahialaka, Puna.
Malohia, Ahualoa, Hamakua.
Nainoa, Pauwilo, Hamakua.
Nahakualii, Lamaloloa, Kohala.
Palapala, Paukaa, Hilo.
Papaula, Lanihau, Kona.
Pakini, Pohoiki, Puna.
Puniawa, Makahanaloa, Hilo.
Wailanaia, Pueopaku, Hilo.
Wahinemaikai, Waipio, Hamakua.
Beniamina, Punahoa, Hilo.
Daniela, Olelomoana, Kona.
Samuela, Puulena, Kau.

In Total, 63.

By J. B. Kaiana.

(Nonanona, 3/19/1844, pp. 113–114.)

He Papa Inoa o na Kahu...

Ka Nonanona, Buke 3, Pepa 22, Aoao 113. Maraki 19, 1844.

Na inoa. Na aina. Na moku.

Ka Nonanona, Buke 3, Pepa 22, Aoao 114. Maraki 19, 1844.

James A. E. Kinney and his ohana, 1943.

At Sea

The picture above is of James A. E. Kinney, the son of K. W. Kinney of Hana, Maui, and one of the writers to Ka Hoku o Hawaii. It is believed that A. E. Kinney is at Sea with the Air Force, doing air surveillance [kilo ea]. He graduated from the air surveillance school in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past April and returned to his post at West Palm Beach, Florida, and thereafter it was decided to send him to sea.

A Hawaiian Youth

James Apollo Everett Kinney was born of the loins of Mr. K. W. [Kihapiilani William] and Mrs. Sarah Kaleo Kinney, at the McBryde Sugar Plantation in Kauai, when his father was working burning cane, and he was 32 years old. Continue reading

English version of David Kanewanui’s Death Announcement, 1902.

DEATH OF DAVID KANEWANUI, EDITOR OF WEEKLY KUOKOA

THE LATE DAVID KANEWANUI.

THE many friends of David Kanewanui will learn with sorrow of his death, as the result of the gunshot wound received the evening of May 6. It occured early yesterday afternoon at the Queen’s Hospital.

David Kanewanui was born on the Island of Kauai twenty-six years ago. He graduated from Kamehameha School in 1894 and shortly afterwards accepted a position as teacher in the school at Olowalu, where he taught for two years. From Olowalu he went to the Hilo Boarding School, where he taught for another two years, coming from there to Honolulu to take a clerkship in the Auditor’s office.

Something over a year ago the Gazette Company was fortunate enough to secure his services as editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, which position he filled with ability up to the time of the accident.

The popularity and circulation of the Kuokoa grew under his editorship, for his heart was in his work and he felt that he was doing something for his people. All subjects were handled for what he believed to be the best interests of the Hawaiians, and this being recognized, gave him great influence.

He was always courteous and pleasant and was a great favorite with his co-workers and with the young Hawaiians, many of whom looked to him for counsel and advice.

A fine baseball player, he was a member of the Kamehameha team and was captain of the Hawaiian Gazette Co.’s team.

The funeral, to be announced after the post-mortem, will take place from Kamehameha chapel.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 5/23/1902, p. 5)

DEATH OF DAVID KANEWANUI, EDITOR OF WEEKLY KUOKOA

The Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXXVII, Number 39, Page 5. May 23, 1902.