Joseph Kahaulelio Naoo passes on, 1924.


O Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha a nui:—Please in your kindness allow me some space in your thing of pride, so that the family and friends of my dear husband, Joseph Kahaulelio, may know that he left this life from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kuuleialoha Whaley, at Pearl City, Ewa, on Monday, Aug. 18, 1924, at 2 o’clock p. m., before me, his wife, and our children and grandchildren, on that evening that he was taken by the Borthwick Company to Honolulu to be cleansed.

My husband was born at Honouliwai, Molokai, by Kamaka (f) and Joseph Naoo (m); there were three children, and the elder sibling and younger sibling of my husband were taken earlier, leaving just him, but there are many children and grandchildren living who…


…are living, who grieve from this side.

In the days of his youth, his occupation was caring for horses and breaking in new horses, and because he was proficient at this work, he became important to his employers, and as his bosses were getting ready to leave Hawaii nei, they instructed him to take a wife, and he carried out their instructions, and when his bosses were ready to go back, they urged Joseph Kahaulelio and his wife to go along to California, and their wishes were followed without any hesitation or uncertainty; his bosses instructed them to make ready, for they would be leaving Maui behind with Los Angeles as their destination, and they went with their bosses over the sea to this foreign land, and there he lived and worked with his beloved employers, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bailey, for nine years, and from their garden sprang three children, two girls and one boy, and because his companion, his first wife, left him, he asked his employers to let him go back to the land of his birth, and when he stepped onto the shores of his birth sands, his heavy thoughts were lightened, and after living with his children, he found a new wife, this being his second wife, and this mother died as well, and he married once again with me, and in my bosom he grew weary of me and the children and grandchildren of ours.

He lived and worked aboard the government refuse collecting scow on the sea for a number of years, and was a sweeper at the dock, and he stayed there for a long time, for thirty years, and during the last session of the legislature he was one who received livelihood support.

My husband has a big family now living: three children with sons-in-law, sixteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, the precious pearls given by God as a monument to him.

He was a brethren of the joint Kawaiahao and Moiliili Church. It is He who giveth and He who taketh away; blessed always be His holy name.

Me in sorrow,


And the Family.

(Kuokoa, 9/4/1924, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 36, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 4, 1924.

Hawaiians deported from Samoa, 1891.

Hawaiians From Samoa

Aboard the steamship Zealandia which landed this past Saturday, these Hawaiian friends came back from Samoa due to the deportation proclamation by King Malietoa, and their passage was paid for by funds from the Legislature which was set aside. Here are their names: Kimo Kukona and wife, Kawelu and wife, Kaolola, Kaluna, Moanalua, and Kahinu. They said that life in those islands was comfortable, and suitable for the health, but they could not stay long because of King Malietoa’s deportation order. There is much leprosy spreading there.

Hairama Kaumialii and Mose wed Samoan wives. The latter named is a sailor on the Kaimiloa who abandoned ship at Samoa. They both will return under the deportation law. Kauaua, a sailor from the Kaimiloa who fled, assimilated to the Samoan way of life, and is covered in a tattoo. These are the Hawaiians who remained and are preparing to return: Mose, Kaliko, Kauaua, Keoni, A. B. Kaaukuu, Mrs. Maria, Lui, Mrs. Akahi, Luna, Miss Kalua, Mrs. Kaulahao, Kanaauao, Kamaka, Kauaki, Meekue, and Hailama Kaumialii. As for James Keau, he is well off, living in the islands of Tonga, and is far from the authority of this expulsion order by King Malietoa.

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(Kuokoa, 1/17/1891, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXX, Helu 3, Aoao 2. Ianuari 17, 1891.