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Gone on the road of no return on the 30th of this past month, at Kawanui Uka, North Kona; death took away the last breath of Laimakua Kaiwipunakea. She left behind a husband, 3 children, and grandchildren who grieve for her. She was born in the year 1816, married her husband in 1836, and they had 13 children, and 10 have gone before with 3 still living. She was a mother who loved her children as well as her husband. Her remains were carried from the home of her daughter and buried on the grounds of Lanakila Church. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”
(Alakai o Hawaii, 1/7/1888, p. 4)
Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 1, Aoao 4. Ianuari 7, 1888.
Much aloha to the Kuokoa Newspaper, the lamp of the parlor; give welcome to my aloha within your columns so that the intimates and friends who live in all the corners of the land may see.
In the month of January 26, 1924, my beloved father, G. S Kelii, grew weary of this life and returned to the home beyond where our beloved Lord called to us. O Weary and Dejected, come to Me and I will give you comfort.
My beloved father was born in Kau, Hawaii, during the time of Kamehameha II, when the people were taxed… Continue reading →
On the 22nd of April, the King spoke at Lanakila Church in Hauula, and at the end of his royal speech, Keaunui brought his youngest daughter before the King; the King kissed the small girl, and the King asked, “Is this your daughter?” Keaunui said, “Yes, she is mine, her mother is over there, she is pregnant again.” The King responded, “When she gives birth, name the baby Kahooululahui,”¹ and the word of the King was agreed to. On the night of the 24th, when the King was in Ewa, at 2 o’clock at night, Mrs. Hellen K. Keaunui gave birth to a son, with J. L. Keaunui, and he was immediately named David Kahooululahui. He was the 13th of their children, they are just a small bit of the growing of the lahui; how blessed would be the nation if all the women from Hawaii to Kauai were like her.
¹”Hooulu Lahui” was Kalakaua’s famed motto, encouraging the increasing of the nation/race.
(Kuokoa, 5/9/1874, p. 2)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 19, Aoao 2. Mei 9, 1874.