MRS. MARTHA HATCHIE.
MY BELOVED WIFE HAS PASSED ON
Mr. Sol. Hanohano, Aloha oe: please welcome in some empty room in our messenger for this sad parcel that is placed above so that the family sees in all parts of this archipelago.
My beloved wife was born from the loins of Mrs. Lono Kahikina and Mr. William Kapeamu, in the year 1890, in the month of March, on the 15th day, therefore, my wife was 29 years and 10 months and 27 days old.
We were joined in marriage by the Father Abraham Fernandez in the year 1907, on May 15th, and we lived in aloha for 12 full years, 11 months, and 19 days.
My beloved wife left me and our five beloved lei for me, her husband to singly care for. Auwe, how painful to think of my wife when looking at the children!
We lived together for 12 years with love for each other. Auwe, my endless regret for my loving wife, the adult of our home, the one young Hawaiian woman who knew thrift; she was a welcoming woman, and a woman who loved her family, the children, and me, her husband.
My wife was always devout in the home, she had faith in the almighty God of the heavens, she was a respectable woman, and she was thrifty. Auwe, my endless sorrow for my beloved wife, Mrs. Martha Hatchie.
She was educated at the school of the nuns [?? St. Andrew’s Priory]; and above all, I, her companion, her husband, give my boundless thanks to all the family, companions, and friends who came and shared in our time of grief and sadness.
Please take my endless appreciation for the gifts of flowers that you strew upon my beloved, my wife, and blessed be the almighty god in the highest heavens. It is He who giveth and He who taketh away, the one in whom we trust; of Him is eternal life and death; amen.
Me, in sadness, her loving husband.
J. P. HATCHIE.
(Kuokoa, 1/23/1920, p. 2)