Birthday of Lahilahi Webb celebrated, 1948.

HONORED ON BIRTHDAY—Mrs. Elizabeth Lahilahi Napua-I-kaumakani Webb, authority on Hawaiiana and who was associated with the Bishop Museum for more than 20 years, was honored by the Kaahumanu Society, on the occasion of her 86th birthday, at a luncheon Monday at the Waikiki home of Mrs. Clement K. Parker Sr. Now living at the Lunalilo Home, Mrs. Webb is pictured here admiring some of the many gifts she received. (Advertiser photo by K. Shimogaki.)

(Advertiser, 4/13/1948, p. 9)

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Honolulu Advertiser, 91st Year, Number 21,613, Page 9. April 13, 1948.

Death of Mrs. Amika Keouli, 1921.

AFFECTION FOR MRS. AMIKA KEOULI

MRS. AMIKA KEOULI

Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—I ask for you kindness for an open space o the pride of the lahui [the Kuokoa Newspaper], for my bundle of tears of sadness, that being my dearly beloved mama passing on the road of no return, it will be for you to speed to where the sun appears at Kumukahi all the way to Haehae where the sun sets, so that the family and friends will know that my mama is no more; she has gone, she sleeps on the road of no return. Auwe, the pain of my heart for my dear mama who has gone afar. I will no more hear the voice of my mama calling, “Nela, how will I drink some of your milk?” Auwe, how sad! Continue reading

Kaahumanu Society on Kauai, 1918.

COMMEMORATION OF THE FIRST YEAR OF THE KAAHUMANU SOCIETY ON KAUAI OF MANOKALANIPO.

At the Hawaiian Church of Lihue, on Saturday, December 8, at 10 a.m., the one year meeting of the Society of the Kaahumanu Mothers, with the opening with the 2nd hymn of Leo Hoonani [“All the Way my Savior Leads me”], and the prayer from the mother, Mrs. Kaoo Kolohaiole, the preacher of the Society, (the prayer of the preacher was so very filled with reverence).

The proceedings of the society began with the calling of the president, Mrs. Mileka Kahele, and the head secretary of the society, Mrs. Eliza K. C. Holt. Continue reading

Kaahumanu Society gathering in Haleiwa, 1870.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

Kaahumanu Society.—The Society had a banquet on this past 30th of July, as was advertised in the Kuokoa, and there was just so much food. The Society paraded from the schoolhouse in Haleiwa to the church, and the event was opened with a prayer by J. N. Paikuli.—Himeni—Speech by S. N. Emerson, and after that was done—Himeni—The Chapter 1 of Honolulu stood, and after that—The Chapter 2 of Honolulu stood, and after that—Himeni—and after the ceremonies at the church was over—they paraded to the schoolhouse, and that was where they had their banquet. Those who took part were only those on the roster, and the families of the Society,—that concluded the function. The Ahahui convened again that night at 6:30, and 12 more members joined the Society, making the total members 30 or more.

[Although it has been said that the Kaahumanu Society disbanded at the death of Princess Victoria Kamamalu in 1866, there is this report of a meeting at Liliuokalani Church.]

(Kuokoa, 8/6/1870, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IX, Helu 32, Aoao 2. Augate 6, 1870.

150 years ago—The beginnings of the Kaahumanu Society, 1864.

And speaking of Princess V. K. Kamamalu and the Kaahumanu Society, here is how it was first established in the same year, 1864, by the three alii wahine Kamamalu, Pauahi, and Liliuokalani.

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Ahahui Kaahumanu.

I am V. K. Kaninaulani, along with A. Pauahi,¹ and L. Kamakaeha, are the Officers of this Association, of the Town of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Because of our desire to announce this fine endeavor amongst ourselves and the people, we come together to undertake these tasks.

CONSTITUTION.

Clause I. This Association was established at Kawaiahao, Honolulu, on this day the 8th of August, 1864. This Association is officially called, “Ahahui Kaahumanu.”

Clause II. The Officers of this Association are the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Vice Secretary, and the Treasurer.

Clause III. This Association was established to assist each other member of this Association when they are in need (in sickness, poverty, and death)

Clause IV. The yearly meeting of this Association will be on the second Monday of August of each year, and a yearly Banquet will be held on the last day…

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A mele for the birthday of Princess Victoria Kamehamalu Hae o Ku, 1864.

[Found under: “La hanau o ke Kama Alii Wahine”]

La Hanau.

1  No ka la hanau ke aloha,
La hanau o ke Alii,
Ke Kama o Hawaii nei,
Ka makua o ka lehulehu,
I keia la mua o Novemaba,
Ke ike nei kakou.

2  Ke ku nei no kakou,
Ma ka lai o Maunaihi,
Hoonani i ka la hanau,
La hanau o ke ‘Lii,
I keia la hoolai no,
Ua ike ko ka lani. Continue reading