Marble memorial to Lorenzo Lyons, 1886.


By the kindness of the Father, God, and Lord Jesus Christ, taken from the circle of our living was our dearly beloved father, Rev. L. Laiana, and he left behind his benevolent works for which our people are greatly indebted, as a monument [kia hoomanao] before our eyes, and before all of the Sunday School students around the Archipelago [Pae Aina].

Therefore, at the meeting of your Executive Committee [Komite Hooko], held on the 9th of November, at Kaumakapili, it was unanimously decided to erect a Marble Monument for the father, Rev. L. Laiana, and to enclose it in a fine iron fence.
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Elizabeth Lilikalani weds John Punua, 1905.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

On the 4th of this month, Miss Elizabeth Lilikalani, daughter of the Hon. E. K. Lilikalani, was joined with John Punua, by Rev. W. N. Lono, the kahu of Kaumakapili Church.

(Kuokoa, 8/11/1905, p. 5)

Ma ka la 4...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIII, Helu 32, Aoao 5. Augate 11, 1905.

Luau at Kaumakapili Church put on by Princess Liliuokalani, 1887.

There will be a grand luau put on by the President, H. R. H. Liliuokalani, at Kaumakapili Church, for the benefit of the Hooulu and Hoola Lahui Society [Ahahui Hooulu a Hoola Lahui] on the 22nd of January 1887, from 12 to 7 o’clock. Therefore, the kindness of all is requested to come there with their donations for the Ahahui.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 1/15/1887, p. 4)

E malamaia ana he ahaaina luau...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke X, Helu 3, Aoao 4. Ianuari 15, 1887.

Mary Kealohapauole Timoteo passes away, 1908.



This estimable lady, wife of Rev. E. S. Timoteo, traveling evangelist of the Hawaiian Board, having received a stroke of paralysis, breathed her last on the 6th of September, being then 56 years of age.

Mrs. Timoteo was born at Puakea, Kohala, island of Hawaii, August 9th, 1852. In her girl-hood she attended the government or common school of her native village, then taught in the Hawaiian language.

At 15 years of age, she entered the Waialua Boarding School for Girls, known as Haleiwa, which was taught by Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Gulick, and which had an enrollment of 100 girls, 80 of whom were at one time under their roof.

Returning to her home she was married to Rev. E. S. Timoteo in 1871. With her husband they entered the Training School of the North Pacific, then under the guidance of Rev. B. W. Parker, and later taught by Rev. and Mrs. Dr. C. M. Hyde. In 1880 Mr. Timoteo accepted a call to the pastorate of the Waialua Hawaiian Church [Liliuokalani Protestant Church]; which position he filled, most creditably, for about 18 years. In 1897 Mr. Timoteo was called to the pastorate of the Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu.

In August, 1901, he was called by the Evangelical Association of the Islands, to be a traveling evangelist, and since then his wife has accompanied him upon many of his circuits doing a most helpful work in aid of her husband’s mission of reconciliation and reclamation of disaffected and backsliden Churches and Church members.

Mrs. Timoteo has always been a worthy and true helpmeet for her husband, setting a bright example to the women of every race, and every station. She was mindful of the advice of the Apostle Peter to wives, “Whose adorning let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”

O. H. G.

[This publication, The Friend, is word-searchable, and can be found on the Mission Houses Museum website here.]

(Friend, 10/1908, p. 16)


The Friend, Volume LXV, Number 10, Page 16. October, 1908.

Cornerstone of the new Kaumakapili Church, 1881.


At 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, September 2, the cornerstone [pohaku kumu o ke kihi] of Kaumakapili Church was laid, before the Princess Regent [Liliuokalani], the Alii of the Land, dignitaries, along with a huge contingent of Hawaiian people who were finely dressed to see the laying out of the new heiau of the Trinity. The ceremony opened like the program below:

1—Hymn . . . . . Choir
2—Prayer . . . . . Rev. Anderson Oliver Forbes [A. O. Polepe]
3—Bible Reading . . . . . Rev. J. N. Paikuli
4—Hymn . . . . . Choir
5—History of Kaumakapili . . . . . Rev. M. Kuaea
6—Song . . . . . Band
7—Speech for the Laying of the Cornerstone . . . . . Rev. H. H. Parker [H. H. Paleka]
8—Laying of the Cornerstone . . . . . Her Royal Highness, The Princess Regent
9—Reading of the contents of the Cornerstone . . . . . J. Kalama
10—Hymn for the Laying of the Cornerstone . . . . . Choir
11—Prayer for the Laying of the Cornerstone . . . . . Rev. S. E. Bishop [S. E. Bihopa]
12—Song . . . . . Band
13—Monetary Donations
14—Hymn . . . . . Choir
15—Closing Prayer . . . . . Rev. L. Smith [L. Kamika]

Here below are the things put inside of the Cornerstone of Kaumakapili on September 2, 1881: Baibala, Buke Himeni, pictures of Kamehameha I, II, III and his Queen, Kamehameha IV and his Queen, Kamehameha V, Lunalilo, Kalakaua and his Queen, W. P. Leleiohoku, Liliuokalani, Likelike, Kaiulani, Keelikolani and Pauahi. A picture of the Town of Honolulu, the newspapers, Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Kuokoa, Elele Poakolu, P. C. Advertiser, Hawaiian Gazette, Saturday Press, and the Friend. The books, Arimatika, Helunaau, Palapala Aina Hawaii.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 9/3/1881, p. 2)


Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IV, Helu 36, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 3, 1881.

The new Kaumakapili Church, 1911.


Tomorrow, Sunday, the new church of Kaumakapili that stands at the corner of King Street and Asylum Road will be consecrated. This is a beautiful church built by the Lucas Brothers [Hoahanau Luka].

According to plans, the Rev. W. N. Lono and Rev. Parker, are the makua that will conduct the consecration. The choir will sing some old songs.

Something great that will be witnessed that day will be the hearing of the ringing of the bell of the first church of Kaumakapili which stood on Beritania Street. The bell was forged in 1840 by Mr. Henry Hooper, and that same year it was brought to Hawaii nei and placed in the steeple of Kaumakapili.

When the second Kaumakapili was built at the same location, this bell was used for meetings. When this church was consumed by fire in 1900, this bell was taken to Maemae Church where it was used until it was brought back to this new Kaumakapili Church. S. M. Kanakanui, a member of the board of trustees, will be the one ringing the bell this Sunday.

(Aloha Aina, 6/24/1911, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 25, Aoao 1. Iune 24, 1911.

Plans for Independence Day, 1885.

The heads of the nation are planning on a great celebration on the 28th of November, that being La Kuokoa. Therefore, there will be a parade on that day; a speech by Robert Hoapili Baker [R. Hoapili Beka] at Kaumakapili for independence day, the one that we are questioning as to whether he has a brain that can compose a speech for that day by himself; and a banquet for the benefit of Kaumakapili Church after the activities at the church are through. This is something new that we see, that the heads of the nation themselves are doing this, and not the makaainana. Perhaps it was seen that the makaainana were neglectful in observing this day because of their lack of trust in the ministers of the government.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 11/14, 1885, p. 2)

Ke manao nei na luna aupuni...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 46, Aoao 2. Novemaba 14, 1885.

Mrs. Kaukeano Kanahele passes, 1914.


Like a puff of smoke that appears and disappears, so did the merciless hand of death fetch the living breath of my wife Mrs. Kaukeano Kanahele and took her from me, hiding her face in the dark clouds, and it is for her that I continually weep, with unforgettable memories, but my thoughts are lightened because of my faith…


…that she is with her Father in heaven, for it is He who giveth and He who then taketh away, blessed be his name.

We were joined in the sacred covenant of matrimony in Kawela, Molokai in the year 1884, and we lived in aloha together for twenty-nine years. Everyday of her life, she was welcoming, a open-hearted mother, kind, and all friends who visited her home were important to her; she was a mother who was a great help in all things.

She was a member of Kaumakapili Church; she was always vigilant in things pertaining to her faith during her life with her friends, and all the brethren who stood with Jesus were important to her.

She was a member of the Christian Endeavor [Ahahui C. E.] of Kaumakapili, and was a student of the Sunday School, and a kokua for the Church.

My dear wife left me and our children, grandchildren, all the family; I think of my patient companion of this life, but I give my great appreciation to Jehovah, God, our Lord.

In grief,


(Kuokoa, 1/9/1914, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 9, 1914.

Joseph Nawahi, born on this day in 1842, was not only a patritot, but a beautiful singer to boot, 1875.

Relating to Kaumakapili Church.

In the announcement of the sweet-voiced Oo birds of Maemae, Mrs. Emma Dillingham [Ema Dilinahama] and Miss Nelly Judd [Nele Judd], those who love music (both English and Hawaiian) as well as those who love helping and donating to the troubled kingdom of the Lord in some way. There will be held a Grand Concert at Kaumakapili on the night of the 23rd of this month, for the difficulties of Kaumakapili Church. There are four chosen by the Leadership of Kaumakapili as a committee to prepare mele to excite the heart and to whet the appetite. Mr. Kiha, the leader of the Kaumakapili Choir is one of them, and the son of the Kanilehua rain, the sweet-voiced bird of Haili (Joseph Kahooluhi) is another, who will only be singing solos; those singing were chosen carefully from amongst the beautiful-voiced Oo birds of Kaupea. His songs will be mixed in amongst theirs, “So that the hala will be sectioned in with the lehua; wonderful is Hilo, Hilo Hanakahi.”

[We all know that Joseph Kahooluhi Nawahiokalaniopuu was one of the great patriots of all times, and we even know about his fine painting skills, but did you know that he composed mele and that he had a sweet singing voice? The newspapers are like treasure boxes filled with all sorts of pearls.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 12/16/1875, p. 2)

No ka Ekalesia o Kaumakapili.

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 51, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 16, 1875.

Martha Poepoe Hohu and three Hilo women honored, 1929.


Honolulu, Dec. 11—Three Students from here in Hilo, who are boarding at the Teachers’ School in Honolulu, were honored by being initiated as members of the Society of “Sigma Eta Omega,” which is the Association of the Students who were honored for doing good works among that Association of those in the Teachers College [Kula Ao Kumu] in Honolulu. This Association is honorably named in Greek, and they are bestowed this position because of their standing in this Teachers College of Hawaii.

The ones from Hilo upon whom were bestowed this honored name, were Miss Wilhelmina Roback, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Roback of Hilo nei.

This honor was conferred upon this girl from Hilo because of her singing abilities at that Teachers College.

This honor was also conferred upon Veronica Lui Kwan, the President of this Association, and this honor was bestowed upon her because of her skill in organizing the association; and to Mrs. Georgian Sutherland for her progress in studies. There were others as well receiving this honor and were initiated into this Greek Honors Society, the only society established in Hawaii nei; the daughter of Rev. H. K. Poepoe was also one included in this honored position, that being the Organist of Kaumakapili Church, Mrs. Martha Hohu.

A gathering was held at the College to initiate those who were honored, and on the evening of that day a celebratory party was held at the Blaisdell Hotel.

[Hoku o Hawaii, the last of the historic Hawaiian-Language Newspapers and one of the longest running (1906–1948) was printed in Hilo. For some reason, there seems to be at this time no issues online from before 5/31/1917. Eleven years of this paper is available on microfilm, but are not online as of yet. Hopefully, this newspaper can get reshot in entirety soon, because much of the available images are hard to read.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/17/1929, p. 1)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXIII, Helu 27, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 17, 1929.