Ninito Sumner, companion to Hawaiian royalty, passes away, 1898.

THE BREATH OF MRS. NINITO SUMNER KAPILIKEA LEAVES HER.

At 2 o’clock or so in the afternoon of this past Wednesday, July 20th, the “Alii” Ninito of Polapola, the wife of John Kapilikea Sumner, left this life, at their residence on Beritania Street. She went to the other side at 60 years of age. Tahiti is her land of birth, and most of her family is there, and she is closely related to the high-ranking chiefs of that place. There was a service over her body [“kinowailua”] this Thursday.

[It is interesting that they put quotes around “Alii”, although they do it as well for “kinowailua”…]

(Kuokoa, 7/22/1898, p. 8)

UA LELE KE AHO O MRS. NINITO SUMNER KAPILIKEA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVII, Helu 29, Aoao 8. Iulai 22, 1898.