Euginia Keohokalani Maluhi Pilipo and Manuel Reis married 50 years, 1929.



At the hour of 3 in the afternoon, of this past Wednesday, Dec. 4, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Reis opened their home to welcome their many friends who went to honor them for their fifty years of marriage.

Euginia Keohokalani Maluhi Pilipo and Manuel Reis were married on December 4, 1879, at 8 o’clock that night in the Roman Catholic Church by Bishop Halemano.

Mr. Reis arrived in Honolulu nei in 1875 as the result of an accident. He was working aboard the whaler Atlantic [moku-o-kohola Akelanika] and sailed here to the Pacific Ocean. One night their whaler crashed into another whaler, but neither sank. Both captains of the damaged ships decided to sail for Hawaii, 4000 miles away, whereas from where they crashed it was only 2000 miles away from the closest land.

Reis landed in Hawaii nei on September 12, 1875. He became sick, and because he did not get well before the ship left, he was left behind here in Honolulu, and that is why he lived here and married his wife of fifty years of marriage.

Mrs. Reis was born in Honolulu nei in January 1865.

They have three children; one boy and two girls. The girls are school teachers for our government schools.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 12/12/1929, p. 1)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 33, Aoao 1. Dekemapa 12, 1929.

Sisters’ of Hawaii Ponoi celebrating their 5th year, 1912.

Celebrating Fifth Anniversary

At 3 in the afternoon yesterday, January 25, 1911 [1912], a banquet was held lavished with Hawaiian delicacies of all sorts, by the Heads and members of the organization, The Sisters’ of Hawaii Ponoi, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Reis in Makiki Heights, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of their existence. Present was our manager, Joseph Kamai Nalulu because of an invitation he received, and he heartily at his fill.

Manager Joseph Kamai Nalulu offers to the Head and Members of the Hui Sisters’ of Hawaii Ponoi, whose names appear bleow, his great unending appreciation and congratulations for the generosity bestowed upon him. And he also gives his prayers that their existence, progress, and good fortune continues for the benefit of your Organization, through the Omnipotent Heavenly Powers, Amen.


First Honorary President,

—Mrs. Leihulu Keohokalole

Second Honorary President,

—Mrs. E. K. Reis

President—Miss Kamoani

Vice President—Mrs. Malie Auld

Treasurer—Mrs. E. K. Reis

Secretary—Mrs. H. Wm. Aylett

Vice Secretary—Mrs. Punua

Executive Committee

Chairman, Mrs. Geo. Mahe

Mrs. Malie Auld, Miss Kamoani, Mrs. Punua, and Mrs. Kaleikau.


Mrs. Ema Fern; Miss Hickey, Miss Lizzie Fern; Mrs. Alohikea, Mrs. Luka Norton, Mrs. Rose Kapela, Mrs. Mapu; Mrs. Onuila [Oniula?], Miss Spencer, and Julia Hao

With appreciation,


Secretary of the Organization of Sisters of Hawaii Ponoi

[Anyone familiar with this organization?]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 1/26/1912, p. 4)

Hoomanao no ka piha ana o Elima Makahiki

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke X, Helu 4, Aoao 4. Ianuari 26, 1912.