Mary Yates passes on, 1896.


Mrs. Mary Yates died on the 24th of April 1896, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Akerman; she is one of the old-time kamaaina of Kona. She left behind 4 children, and 25 grandchildren, who grieve after her on this side of the grave. She was a gracious and kind friend to all that passed before her home, and great was her medicine of love for which she cannot be forgotten. Her children and grandchildren gathered at her bed before she fell into the sacred sleep of death, to remain in her grave until she is brought to life once again by the call of the sacred trumpet of God, sounded by his Great Angel. Blessed is this adornment for her sleep, just as Jacob taught during his long life to his famIly, and then with his last breath he blessed them and instructed them to cherish God and to have love for one another [aloha kekahi i kekahi]. This is a victorious and happy death. To her family goes our aloha.

[It is unfortunate that most of the five years running from 1889 to 1893 of this newspaper has not been found…]

(Oiaio, 5/1/1896, p. 2)


Ka Oiaio, Buke 8, Helu 10, Aoao 2. Mei 1, 1896.