Kahoohihi Alapa Dies at Iosepa, Utah, 1913.


Mr. Editor:—Please allow me some space for the sentence above, that being that Mrs. Kahoohihi Alapa has grown weary of this life.

On the morning of Monday, at 6 o’clock on the 3rd of March, the Angel of God visited and took the soul from the body of our beloved Mrs. Kahoohihi Alapa. Auwe aloha wale!

She left her her feeble husband and their children and family. They have four daughters from their loins, and she left this life.

She was sick along with her husband for a week, she had lower back pains, and she was also pregnant, she was distressed along with being inflicted by smallpox [hepera], which is a sickness that is quarantined, so no one would enter to help them; they would have been in terrible trouble were it not for that male cousin of Kahoohihi’s [kaikunane hanauna ?], that being Joseph N. Kaniwi, who stayed with them and so they had someone to take care of them. He was up day and night patiently.

Kahoohihi Alapa was born of the loins of Julia (f) and David Luwela (m) in the month of March, on the 23rd, 1866; at Kahana, Koolauloa, Oahu; and she was 26 years and over 11 months of age when she expired.

She left her homeland, and followed after her grandfather, Makekehau [Makakehau ?], leaving her father and mother and family at home. She was only eleven at the time.

She lived here at Iosepa for 15 years and some, and she was bound by the sacred covenant of marriage with her husband, Harvey O. Alapa, and she left this life.

She was pleasant in every way, she was welcoming to all to her home, and she was important to her friends, and she listened to her friends when they spoke and would do their bidding.

How regrettable, that rose blossom is gone; she will no longer be seen passing at the door of the family and friends of the land. How sad!

Me, with sadness, her sister-in-law,


Iosepa, Tooele County, Utah.

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(Kuokoa, 3/28/1913, p. 7)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LI, Helu 12, Aoao 7. Maraki 28, 1913.