Namaielua Kaikioewa Kiaaina, 1921.

Don’t Worry, Live Long, Kamaaina Centenarian Says

Sprightly Citizen of 104 Calls at Tribune Office, Tells Longevity Secret

Do you think you have any chance of living more than a hundred years?

Follow the simple, temperate and non-worrying habits of N. K. Kiaaina, of Wahiawa, Hanapepe, Koloa, and you may go beyond the century mark. Kiaaina will be 104 years old the 21st of next month. So far as is known he is the oldest inhabitant of the Island of Hawaii. Continue reading

More on Kiaaina, 1919.

Past Hundred Yet Is Active In Politics

An interesting fact has been brought out during the course of registering the comparatively few men who have so far put down their names as voters in Hilo. An even older man than H. Elderts, the Puna age marvel, has been discovered. He is Namaielua K. Kiaaina, a Hawaiian, born on Kauai in the year 1817. The old man gives his age as more than 102 years. Elderts, who has long been thought to be the oldest man in the territory, only claims to be 101 years of age, so Kiaainna, who resides at Honolii, takes the palm. Continue reading

Kiaaina dies at 105 years old, 1922.

105 YEARS OLD, ANSWERS CALL

Funeral Services Held at Honolii For Kiaaina, of the High Rank; Old Age Brings Grim Reaper

MOURNED DEATH OF PRINCE

Continuous Failing in Health is Noted Since Sudden Death of the Late Delegate Kuhio

Kiaaina, descendant from Hawaiian chiefs of highest rank, at the age of 105 years, died at his Honolii home yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Up to almost the last moments of his life Kiaaina retained full and unimpaired mental faculties. His end came quietly, gradually and from the natural decline of old age. It is said of his that he continued in good health up to the time of the death of Prince Kuhio, but since hearing of the loss of his beloved Prince the old man failed physically and began fading away in bodily strength. A niece and grand-daughter were with him at the time of his demise. Continue reading

Simeon Kiaaina Nuuhiwa and Lalani Village, 1932.

HAWAIIAN ARCHITECTURE

Kiaaina Nuuhiwa, 68, completing the heiau, or  temple, which is one of seven huts now being built for the Hawaiian village at Waikiki. Native gods will be enshrined here.—Star-Bulletin photo. Continue reading

I know I have not been posting lately…

I have been in a weird funk for a while with all of what is going on in the world. But I just saw that the Welo Hou blog from Bishop Museum is back!

Maybe the museum is closed for a while to the public, but the work still goes on,

Check it out, a prayer for well being! OLA!

Ke Kumuhana o ke Ola o ke Kanaka

Happy Mele Monday!