Mrs. Kiliwehi Hoapili Kaauwai passes on. 1873.

Mrs. Kiliwehi Kaauwai Dies.

On Wednesday, the 5th of November, the breath of this descendant of chiefs left her, after being sick for a long while. Perhaps some four months ago, she travelled to East Maui, and a short while after she reached there, it was heard that she was ill, and she remained in this state until returning to Honolulu, and at the request of her friends, she was taken to the Queen’s Hospital. There, Dr. McKibbin [Kauka Makibine], said that she had sickness that was curable if she followed closely the Doctor’s advice. She remained at the Hospital for a number of weeks, and when it was seen that she was becoming very weak, she was taken by her royal companion, Mrs. P. B. Bishop, to live with her these past days, and this was Kiliwehi’s last home where she dwelt until her death. This young chiefess is indeed one of the descendants of rulers, according to what we hear, of Kamehameha of Maui, who was called Kamehameha Ailuau; and not as was mistakenly heard, that she was a direct descendant of Kamehameha I. She died at the age of 33. At her funeral, she was escorted by her friends and her husband [Hoapili Kaauwai], and at the edge of her grave, her husband heart let out its regret with:

Adorned by a lei of pride
In friendless lands,
The link that has been severed,
From the companion—O Hoapili—e,
Much Aloha.

(Kuokoa, 11/8/1873, p. 2)

Make o Mrs. Kiliwehi Kaauwai.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 45, Aoao 2. Novemaba 8, 1873.

Aberahama Kaikioewa Palekaluhi passes away, 1912.


At his residence in Kalihi, on this past Tuesday morning, A. K. Palekaluhi, one of the high chiefs of this land grew weary of this life, at 81 years of age.

A. K. Palekaluhi, who died, was a high chief, as he was a son of Liliha, a high chiefess, a descendant of Kamehameha Nui, the King of the Island of Maui. On this morning, there will be a funeral over his body from the mortuary of H. H. Williams under the administration of the Catholic faith.

While Palekaluhi was living, he always carried with him a pocket watch given to him as a present by a kaukau alii; the amazing thing about that watch was that the initials and letters of his name were the hours in place of the Roman numerals you normally see on all watches. During his youth, he had much power in politics. Greatly loved is that native chief!

[Notice how this has much more information than just what was given in the Vital Statistics column in the same issue of Kuokoa.]

(Kuokoa, 5/31/1912, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 22, Aoao 4. Mei 31, 1912.