More on the commemorative tablets, but from the pen of Edward Kamakau Lilikalani himself, 1907.

COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE AT KAWAIAHAO

Memorial Tablets to the Alii of the Land are Unveiled.

This past Sunday the Kawaiahao Church was filled to listen to the commemorative program for John Ii, Haalilio, Haalelea, and Ululani; the people whose names are inscribed on the marble tablets placed in the church.

On the wall mauka at the pulpit of the pastor is where the marble tablet of John Ii is placed, and mauka of the central door to enter into the chapel [keena pule] is where the tablet of the last three names.

The Kaahumanu Society came in great numbers on this day, and one side of the church was filled with them, and there were many visitors who came to witness the events held on that day.

It was Rev. H. H. Parker who introduced the two that gave the speeches about the history of those who were being memorialized on that day, they being Rev. S. L. Desha and the Hon. E. K. Lilikalani.

Rev. S. L. Desha’s speech relied heavily upon his introductory words that morning about the woman who anointed the feet of Jesus, and just as the words of the Lord speaks of the actions of that woman becoming something remembered, in that same way Desha presented things about John Ii.

He spoke of the story of this man from his childhood, and he was one of the intelligent ones who gave great assistance in guiding the nation forward.

When the missionary teachers urged the King to educate him, he chose John Ii to be educated along with the younger brother of the King; this showed the King had much trust in this man.

In the administration of the nation, John Ii was the first amongst the Hawaiians who the King chose for an important post. When a commissioner was being chosen to give lands to the people, he was one who was selected, and he rose to the position of judge on the Supreme Court.

When the King received instruction from San Francisco to send someone from Hawaii to sit in the jury of that city pertaining to the crime committed by a Hawaiian [Harry Kaheleiki], it was indeed John Ii who the king chose to send to hear this case, and this man’s abilities and intelligence was seen through his actions.

In his attitude towards religion, he was a man who always stuck to what was right, and he gave sermons at the Church of Ewa. It is said that if it was heard that he was the one to be speaking, the church would be filled, and people stood outside, and on one Sunday when he went to go pray, when he was headed home, he fell from his horse and broke a rib, and that was his ailment which persisted until his death.

It is said in the history of this man, he was a man of strength, and the Alii were of great importance to him. As a result of an accident involving one of the Alii, that being the Alii falling from a horse, he did not wait to find out the cause of this distress to the Alii, but his outrage was focused upon the horse, and in his anger, with but one punch he struck the horse and it died.

After the words about John Ii was done, the Hon. E. K. Lilikalani stood and read the story of the second part of the events of that day, and we are printing what he presented for them, just as he read, and here it is below:

Whereas:—The second portion of the events of this day is the dedication of the commemorative tablet for Ululani and Haalelea which is affixed to the wall in front of this church.

This gift was not on account of just one person, but it is a present from the people. It is the members, intimates, and friends of the Kawaiahao Church showing the family of the ones who died their aloha and their never-ending remembrance of Ululani Haalelea.

The reason and the cause that this endeavor was carried out by the members and it was decided to place it here in this church of Kawaiahao:

Whereas, Ululani did a great deed for this church and its members, over a long period of time, during her lifetime, and she was a brethren of this Church.

With the auspices of the Church, along with this commemorative speech, will be attached the history of her life, her birth, her fine works, and the list of names of the intimates and friends who were involved, and will be gifted to the family of Ululani Haalelea here in Honolulu and in other places.

(See page 8.)

(Kuokoa, 10/18/1907, p. 1)

ANAINA HOOMANAO MA KAWAIAHAO

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 42, Aoao 1. Okatoba 18, 1907.

COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE AT KAWAIAHAO.

(From page 1.)

Ululani was born in they year 1842, in the month of July on the 21st, at Hilo, Hawaii. Sixteen years later, in the month of June, she was married to the alii, Levi Haalelea.

They lived in the holy covenant of matrimony until 1864, when Haalelea died; therefore, she only lived with her husband for six years, and they had not children.

In that very year, and a just before that time, Henry H. Parker came from his position as teacher at Lahainaluna College.

He was to serve as kahu of Kawaiahao Church, and it was then Ululani Haalelea was included into the church by this Henry H. Parker; she was the first fruit for righteousness in her confession of faith [hoike manaoio], and she became a member of the Kawaiahao Church.

And from then on she remained a member of the Church until her recent death in 1904; she was a member for 40 years, in her 62 years of life.

Mrs. Ululani Haalelea was a chiefess who was steadfast in the righteousness of God. She was humble with aloha. She was pleasant and benevolent, she was a mother for the Christian good in Hawaii, she was a famous chiefess and prominent among the Courts of the Monarchs, and the high chiefs of the land, she was an attendant of Queens, and held honored positions in the courts of those days.

Mrs. Ululani Haalelea was a leader and an adviser of the Beneficent association of this town, from the Beneficent Associations of the haole, to the haole women and to the Hawaiians; she was the vice president of the Ahahui Hoola Lahui of Kalakaua and Kapiolani, she was a distinguished member of the board of trustees of the Maternity Home, and a president of the Choir “Hawaii Noeau.”

In 1893, a difficult situation fell upon the membership of Kawaiahao, that being the Kahu realized the state of the church at that time; it was old and the wood all over the building was rotting.

He fetched carpenters and they came and looked; they said that shortly services could not be held in the near future; it was just a matter of time before it fell.

Therefore, that very year, the doors of the church were shut. And the meetings of the members were held in a coconut front lanai upon this grounds.

Looking on, there was nothing left to do; the members ordered the building be torn down from top to bottom, leaving only the stone walls.

There were two big problems at the time. 1. The poor and needy state of the Church; there was no money to reestablish and rebuild the church. 2. the overthrowing of the Monarchy of Hawaii that year. The thoughts of the Hawaiians and the haole were cleaved in two, the unity was broken, and aloha was broken into bits, and feelings of rage and anger grew. The church members were split in two with one group being patriots while the other group being for annexation.

Because of these problems, there grew many doubts and predictions of disaster. Kawaiahao would not be built anew for the land and the people were in turmoil. But Ululani Haalelea had no doubt, she stood up and holding a plow in her hand, in righteousness, and she set up the very first money-making event to rebuild Kawaiahao Church, among the many words of doom from the haole and Hawaiians alike.

Six months later, in December 1893, a great Fair [Aha Fea] was held in the uplands of Manamana, under the direction of Ululani assisted by Mrs. Annie Dowsett and the mothers of Kawaiahao, and the effort went smoothly.

Subtracting the expenses from the profits, what was left was $2000 in the funds to build the church.

At the same time, the members took action by figuring out on paper their donations. Some put $20, some $10, some $5, some $1.00, and so forth, and in the month of April of 1894, in the coconut frond lanai, the members gave their donations which totaled to $890 in cash, and $400 on paper.

When the wealthy haole amongst us living in Hawaii nei as well as in foreign lands saw that the members of Kawaiahao were taking action at the urging of Ululani Haalelea, they said, [“]We will now give you aid, O Kawaiahao, for we see that you are working and putting in great effort.[“]

Therefore, from Britain, from Theo. Davies, came $1000; from his wife $500; from C. R. Bishop $1000; and some others.

In that same year, the members chose a committee for the building of the church: The Kahu, Chairman; Ululani Haalelea, E. K. Lilikalani, D. L. Naone, Mary Adams, W. R. Castle, and P. C. Jones was the treasurer for the funds to build the church.

In the closing months of 1894, the church was completed, and the members entered after nine months of holding services in the Coconut frond  hut [hale papa’i Launiu]. The church was complete with the total expenses being $14,000. In the famous history of this church, it was King Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III who first set up the building of this church in the year 1839, and it was complete in 1843 and consecrated to Jehovah. Its head was Rev. Hiram Bingham [Rev. Hiram Binamu].

In 1892, the Jubilee of the old Kawaiahao was held. And it was torn down in 1893. Therefore the old Kawaiahao stood for 51 years before it was razed.

And in the reconstruction of the New Kawaiahao, Ululani Haalelea was the one with a steel heart of aloha in the works for the Lord who inspired the brethren, [“]Let’s rebuild the Church.[“] And this is what we see now, that it is better than the previous Kawaiahao. And Rev. H. H. Parker is the Kahu, the leader; therefore I say that Ululani Haalelea is a Chiefess who is ranked in the List of famous chiefesses of the land.

    1. Her Highness Victoria Kamamalu, was the one to establish the first Kaahumanu Society of women here in the town of Honolulu in 1864, just as you all on this day, and she was extremely intelligent and famous for her knowledge in singing and musical instruments.
    2. Queen Ema Kaleleonalani, was the one who established the Queen’s Hospital which is called by her name, a place of refuge for their [Queen Emma and Kamehameha IV] citizens in times of trouble.
    3. Her Highness, Princess Pauahi Bishop, dedicated all of her wealth for the Kamehameha Schools. A blessing for the generations of youth of her lahui.
    4. Queen Kapiolani was the one who established the Kapiolani Maternity Hospital called by her name, the place of rest for Hawaiian women for their periods of difficulty.
    5. And the Chiefess Ululani Haalelea, the second cornerstone, the one who lead her fellow laborers of good, [“]Let’s rebuild the Kawaiahao Church,[“] by establishing the first Fair [Fea], and the proceeds from it was dedicated to the funds for the construction of the church, and this was carried out, and it was built, and the Building was completed in time and paid off with no debt.

And we all are witnesses who see firsthand the famous works of these chiefesses. Those words of the Lord Jesus Christ about that woman who anointed him in oil were fulfilled: Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

In that way we are remembering Ululani, with this stone monument for her, for Haalelea, her own husband, and for Haalilio; along with the monument to the Hanai Parent of the chiefs, Ioane Ii, the great Judge of the Supreme Court during the reign of Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III,  a member of the National Boundary Commission, a member of the House of Nobles, and a native born chief. It was for all of them that the speeches of commemoration on this day were given, people who give pride to this land.

E. K. LILIKALANI.

[It is interesting to compare this account by E. K. Lilikalani with the account presented earlier in the PCA on 10/14/1907.]

(Kuokoa, 10/18/1907, p. 8)

HE ANAINA HOOMANAO MA KAWAIAHAO.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 42, Aoao 8. Okatoba 18, 1907.

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Memorial tablets in honor of John Papa Ii, Timoteo Haalilio, Levi Haalelea, and Ululani Haalelea, 1907.

TABLETS TO ALII KAWAIAHAOANS

Dedicatory Services at Old Church Yesterday Morning.

Old Kawaiahao church yesterday morning was crowded for the dedication of memorial tablets in honor of John Ii, Haalilio, Haalelea and Ululani, one tablet bearing the name of Ii and the other the three latter names. Old days were recalled as eloquent speakers spoke of the good works of the aliis who have passed away and in whose honor marble tablets have been inscribed.

The Rev. S. L. Desha officiated at the dedication of the Ioane Ii tablet and also spoke concerning Timoteo Haalilio, while the Hon. E. K. Lilikalani delivered the dedicatory as far as it concerned the memory of Levi and Ululani Haalelea.

The Rev. H. H. Parker was present and introduced the speakers with appropriate remarks.

The Rev. S. L. Desha referred to Ii as one of the high chieffs of the islands who had enjoyed the confidence of royalty, who was a member of Kawaiahao church when Bingham was pastor. He was a member of the Supreme Court and a member of the land commission under Kamehameha III and Kamehameha IV. Not was he only powerful for good in the work of the church, but he had always been noted as a man of great physical strength. One day a young prince had been thrown by an ill-tempered horse and Ii, to revenge royalty, killed the animal with one blow of his fist.

Speaking of Haalilio, Desha stated that this alii was born in Koolau, this island, of most distinguished parents, his mother having been Governor of Molokai. When he was eight years of age his father died and King Kamehameha III took him to court and when Mr. and Mrs. Cooke built the school for the royal princes, Haalilio went there to be educated. He graduated with honors, becoming a particularly good speaker of English.

Hon. Lilikalani, indicating the tablet upon which were the names of Haalelea and his wife, declared that it belonged to no one person, but to all the church for each and all had contributed to the expense.

Ululani was born, said Lilikalani, in…

(Continued on Page Four.)

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 10/14/1907, p. 1)

TABLETS TO ALII KAWAIAHAOANS

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLVI, Number 7857, Page 1. October 14, 1907.

TABLETS TO ALII KAWAIAHAOANS

(Continued from Page One.)

Hilo, July 22, 1842, and at the age of 16, in 1858, married Haalelea, related to the queen of Kamehameha III and to King Lunalilo. The husband died in 1864. There was no issue. In that year H. H. Parker came to Honolulu from Lahainaluna where he had been a teacher, to take the pastorate of Kawaiahao church. Then Mrs. Haalelea joined the church and for 40 years was an active and beloved member of the congregation. She was noted for her humble bearing and good Christian works. She was active among benefit societies for the Hawaiians and others and was a vice president of the Hui Hoola Lahui and an honorary member of the board of trustees of the Kapiolani Maternity Home. She was also one of the presidents of the Hui No Ea. In 1893 it was decided that the Kawaiahao church was a dangerous place to enter on account of the rottenness of the roof and other timbers. They were troublous times then, the dethronement of Liliuokalani being the tais and one man’s hand turned against another, said Lilikalani, and it was not thought that any money could be raised for repairs, but Mrs. Haalelea got up a church fair that realized $2000 and this money was the beginning of a fund that finally, with the help of prominent and generous Honolulu people, resulted in the repair of the sacred edifice. On this account Lilikalani referred to Mrs. Haalelea as the second founder of Kawaiahao.

[Check out this article on the same topic found in one of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers, written by E. K. Lilikalani himself!]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 10/14/1907, p. 4)

TABLETS TO ALII KAWAIAHAOANS

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLVI, Number 7857, Page 4. October 14, 1907.

Levi Haalelea dies, 1864.

Another Chief Dead.—The Honorable Levi Haalelea died at his residence “Holani” in Honolulu, on the 3d inst., of aneurism, aged 42 years. He was born at Lahaina in 1822, and was the son of Haalou, Governor of Molokai, under Kalaimoku. His mother was Kipa. By his marriage about 1848 to Kekauonohi, a daughter of Kamehameha I, he became a Noble, and until his death held a seat in the House of Nobles. His only brother was Haalilio, the well-known and accomplished commissioner who accompanied Mr. Richards to Europe. Some two or three years since, Haalelea married Amoe, daughter of a Chinese merchant of Hilo, who survives him. He leaves no issue, his only child, Kamalalehua, being dead. The deceased leaves a large estate comprising valuable lands all over the islands, acquired mostly by marriage with Kekauonohi. Haalelea was favorably known among foreigners as a man of character and worth, and very gentlemanly in all his intercourse with them. He was an honor to the Alii family, which has now become reduced to a mere handful in number. His funeral, we learn, will not take place for some three or four weeks.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 10/8/1864, p. 2)

Another Chief Dead.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume IX, Number 14, Page 2. October 8, 1864.

Enoch Wood Perry Jr. arrives, 1864.

An Artist.—Among the passengers by the Comet last week, was Mr. E. W. Perry, Jr., a portrait and landscape painter. A specimen of his work can be seen in the bookstore—being a portrait of Rev. Mr. Corwin. A glance at the picture is sufficient to satisfy any one that it is a perfect copy of the original, and that the person who executed it, has the skill of a true artist. Mr. Perry visits our islands to take views and paintings af our principal landscape scenery, and starts for Kilauea on Monday next in the steamer, via Kealakekua and Kau, intending to sketch the crater, Hilo and other scenery of that island worthy of being copied. We commend him to the attention of our friends wherever he may visit. While travelling through California, Mr. Perry was in company with Messrs. Williams and Bierstadt. The former will arrive here shortly. The latter having sold his fine painting of Yosemite Falls and Valley to a New York publishing house for $15,000, has gone East on business connected with the same. It was the intention of the three artists to visit our group in company. Messrs. Perry and Williams will undoubtedly succeed in taking some views that will be very valuable. Now while they are here, let us suggest that the Government secure their services to paint correct full-size portraits of the late King and His Majesty the present King, as also, perhaps, Queen Emma and Gov. Kekuanaoa, to be preserved as national property to adorn the Palace. It is so seldom genuine artists visit the islands that this opportunity should not be lost.

[Perry is the artist who painted the famous portrait of Ka Haku o Hawaii with his dog. He also seems to have painted a portrait of Levi Haalelea!

I am not sure who the Williams mentioned in the article is, but the other painter is most likely Albert Bierstadt.]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 10/1/1864, p. 2)

An Artist.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume IX, Number 14, Page 2. October 1, 1864.

Portrait of Levi Haalelea, 1864.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

Portrait of Haalelea.—The haole which we spoke of the other week has painted a Portrait of Levi Haalelea who has passed, and it is now in the photography studio of Chase (Keiki). It remains victorious, and has not lessened at all, as if he is still living, it is just missing his voice coming forth.

[Here is the article mentioning the artist’s name. And here is another found in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser with more data.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of this painting by famous painter Enoch Wood Perry Jr.? I would appreciate it if you all might repost this article wherever you think an answer could be found!]

(Kuokoa, 12/24/1864, p. 2)

Ke Kii o Haalelea

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke III, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 24, 1864.

Levi Haalelea’s genealogy, 1931.

THE GENEALOGY OF LEVI HAALELEA

I am Z. P. Kalokuokamaile living in Honolulu and the County of Honolulu in the Territory of Hawaii, and this is the 83rd year of my life; and in my [sentence stops here]¹

Those who are inflicted with suffering are the ones who made known and clear to me the genealogy of Levi Haalelea (m) who died earlier, all the way to his granddaughter who is living until now, that being Mrs. Mary Kealiiwahamana Shipman (f) and her own younger sister, Mrs. Maraea Nihoa Kahikinaokala Lo (f), as is made clear below:

Keaweopala (m) with Haki (f), born was Ahumaikealake’a (f), Kauwa (f), Keholo (m).

Kauwa (f) [with] Eia (m), [born was] Kapau (f), Naea (m), I (f), Charles Kanaina (m).

Ahumakealake’a (f) with Haaleleaina (m), born was Kipa (f).

Keholo (m) with Piipii (f), born was H. Kipa (f).

Keholo (m) with Kamakaiwa (f), born was Namu’o (f), Kahuakaiola (m).

Namu’o (f) with Keliikanakaole (m), born was Levi Haalelea (m).

Levi Haalelea (m) with Nihoa (f), born was Keliiilihuneoleleiohokuohaalelea (f).

Keliiilihuneoleleiohokuohaalele (f) with Keaomakani (m), born was Mrs. Mary Kealiiwahamana Shipman (f) and her younger sibling Miss Maraea Nihoa Kahikinaokala Lo (f) who are living today.

This is the extent and all that I know from my kupuna.

And should there be a genealogy published earlier perhaps published from here forth, and should it not be the same as this, I vehemently renounce it that the genealogy is all wrong.

Z. P. KALOKUOKAMAILE

[There were not that many around at that time that would make that kind of statement. This was Z. P. Kalokuokamaile!]

¹This is somewhat reprinted from an article in the previous issue of the same newspaper, and in that article, it reads “…and this is the 83rd year of my life; and I swear to the truth of what I know and clearly understand about the genealogy of Levi Haalelea (m) who died earlier…”

(Alakai o Hawaii, 10/29/1931, p. 2)

KE KUAUHAU O LEVI HAALELEA

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 3, Helu 26, Aoao 2. Okatoba 29, 1931.