Six years later, Mary’s husband John K. Naone dies, 1906.


On the 8th of this month, like a their in the night, the hand of death which has no compassion visited the home of John K. Naone, at Pauoa, Honolulu nei, and snatched away the spirit of the bodily abode of John K. Naone, at 64 years old 11 months and 7 days of life, and left behind dust to dust.

John K. Naone was the last child of Pastor Naone [Pilipo Naone] and Pele, his first wife. Hao was the first child, Hama, Daniela, and Meli, were the elder siblings of the one who passed on. He was born on the 31st of January 1841, at Pauoa, and he was educated at the Royal School of Kahehuna. He was married to Mele Ahia [Mary Ahia], but they had not children.

He was the head of the prison for some years, and a tax collector for the Ewa District for some years.

During the time of the Kamehamehas, he joined the guards, and he was a lieutenant in the Prince╩╗s Own Guards [ka pualikoa Prince Own], and he was a rifleman for that company.

He was a member of the Kawaiahao Church, and was in the choir for a number of years. He was a very skilled painter, and it is in that profession which he kept at until he grew weak and put it aside. Continue reading


Death announcement of Mary Ahia Naone, 1900.


On the night of the 7th of May, 1900, Mrs. Mary Ahia Naone left this life, and peacefully went on the path of no return, auwe! aloha for the parent, the companion, aloha for parent, the companion, the warm-bodied parent; it is he who creates and he who destroys, it is he who gives and he who destroys, and he who gives and he who takes away; Praised be your grace, O “Amazing one.”

She was born at Kema-u, Hamakua, Hawaii. From the loins of Abela Kapule and Palulu, her parents, on June 11, 1842, and when she passed she was 53 years old and some months. She was a true christian, a genial and kind and welcoming mother with an open heart, and she has left behind her grandchild and her partner, remember the grace and aloha of the one True God. Amen.

J. K. N.
Kalaekao, Kaalaa Luna

[This announcement is also printed in the Aloha Aina, 5/19/1900, p. 6 with slight changes. It is signed J. K. Naone, and her mother’s name is given as Pailili.]

(Kuokoa, 5/25/1900, p. 5)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 21, Aoao 5. Mei 25, 1900.