Liholiho and Kamamalu, 1924.

[Found under: “LIFE OF KAMEHAMEHA II AND HIS QUEEN EVENTFUL”]

At the annual social meeting of the Daughters of Hawaii at Queen Emma home Wednesday afternoon, a story of the life and short reign of King Kamehameha II, usually known as Liholiho Iolani, the latter being his favorite name, and his queen, Kamamalu. The paper was read by Mrs. Flora Wood Jones, historian, who wove the historical facts into an interesting story. It is as follows: Continue reading

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Stephen Reynolds was in Honolulu while Kamehameha II lived there, 1868.

[Found under: “KA MOOLELO O NA KAMEHAMEHA.”]

When King Liholiho resided in Honolulu, there was an increase of haole living in Honolulu at that time; some were of high standing, some were ship captains, some were traders, and some had shops. The haole living there at the time were: Jones Aluli, Mister Parker [Mikapako], Stephen Reynolds [Lanai], Continue reading

Picture of Kamaiko Heiau in 1908.

THE HEIAU OF KAMAIKO, NEAR NAPOOPOO, WHERE A. GARTLEY AND C. H. COOKE RECENTLY DISCOVERED THE SKULLS OF PRIEST AND THEIR FOLLOWERS SAID TO HAVE BEEN EXECUTED AT THE HEIAU ABOUT THE TIME THE TABUS WERE ABOLISHED.

(PCA, 3/25/1908, p. 1)

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLVII, Number 7995, Page 1. March 25, 1908.

Kamaiko Heiau story in the PCA, 1908.

GRIM RELICS OF HUMAN SACRIFICE ARE DISCOVERED

A. Gartley and C. H. Cooke Find Many Skulls and Skeletons at the Kamaiko Heiau in Kona, All in Good Preservation.

A Gartley and C. H. Cooke made a most interesting discovery in connection with the Kamaiko heiau of the district of Keei, in South Kona, on their recent visit to the Big Island. Continue reading

Iwi in Kamaiko Heiau, 1908.

BONES FOUND IN HEIAU

At Keei, Kona, Found were Many Human Skulls and Bones.

Upon the return of Mr. A. Gartley and C. H. Cook [C. H. Cooke] from their excursion to South Kona, Hawaii, they said that when they went to look at Kamaiko Heiau at Keei, they found many human bones in the heiau.

It is conjectured that the reason there are many human skulls and their bones there is because their lives were sacrificed in this heiau when the kapu system [ka noho ame ka ai kapu ana] was abolished. Continue reading

Passing of Victoria Kahoa Kaahumanu Tolman, 1893.

AN OLD LANDMARK GONE.

Death of an Adopted Daughter of Queen Kaahumanu.

Mrs. Victoria Kahoa Kaahumanu Tolman died at the residence of Hon. F. S. Pratt, Punchbowl street, of heart failure, at 9:30 o’clock yesterday evening, at the ripe age of 78, Kahoa Virginia is a twin sister to Teresa Oana [Aana], both being born in Kailua, Kona, in August, 1815. Shortly after their birth, in fact the same night, both were adopted by Queen Kaahumanu, and taken from their home. Their mother was Holau, a true descendant of Lonoikamakahiki and Keikilani, King and Queen of Puna, of whom there are many stories in Hawaiian history. The father was the late Jean Jassin Rives [Reeves], commonly known as Father John, of the Catholic Mission, who went to England with Kamehameha II. Continue reading

Kamehamalu dies in far away London, 1824.

DEATHS.

At London, 8th July, Her Majesty TAMEHAMALU, Queen of the Sandwich Islands. The cause of her death was inflammation of the lungs.—She was sensible she was dying, and was quite resigned. The separation of the King and Queen was very affecting.—”We are,” adds the London paragraphist, “in the the less grief for his Majesty’s loss, as we understand he has four more wives at home.” Unfortunately for this unfeeling attempt at wit, there is no truth in it. Since the conversion of the Sandwich Islanders to Christianity, polygamy has been abolished.—The Queen lay in state two days before her interment. Her coffin was covered with her ornaments, intermixed with bouquets of flowers, and the floor was strewed with rose leaves. The body was wrapped tightly in waxed linen. The coffin bore this inscription:—”Tamehamalu Eli—No Na aina o awahi—Make i Pelekani—22 Makaika Taitu—London 8 Kemahoe o ke Maikiki—1824.”—In English, “Tamehamalu, Queen of the Sandwich Islands, departed this life in London, on the 8th July, 1824, aged 22 years.” She could read English very well, and could speak it a little. The King sustained his loss like a Christian.—Raising his eyes from the body, he said, “She is gone to Heaven.” At the last date, the King was very ill, and could not, without difficulty, indite a despatch to his favorite minister “William Pitt,” announcing his loss. The British King, and Ministers, paid every mark of attention on this occasion.

[Mahalo to Ramona Ho by way of the Antonios for getting this great article to me!

It is important to note that although Chronicling America is a great site for looking up information, it does have its limitations. 1) It does not include all of the states. 2) All of the newspapers in a given state are not necessarily made accessible. 3) Even if a given newspaper is included, it does not necessarily mean that all issues of that paper are accessible. 4) The years included are only from 1836–1922.]

(New-Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette, 8/30/1824, p. 3)

DEATHS.

New-Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette, Volume XVI, Number 804, Page 3. August 30, 1824.