OUR BELOVED FATHER HAS GONE.
Mr. Editor of the Newspaper Kuokoa Home Rula, we are full of emotion:—Please allow us a space in your columns for the headline written above, and it is for you to send it before our dear readers who live throughout the Territory of Hawaii nei; and that being this below.
Exactly at the hour of twelve on the night of the first of January, 1912, our dear Papa, George W. Lincoln grew weary of this life, and passed over to the other side of the black river of never-ending death. He was ill for six months and tried medical treatments, but to no avail. It is he who giveth and he who taketh away. Blessed be the Almighty Heavenly Powers, who gives protection on this earth, and aloha to the children of man.
He was born at Keawewai, South Kohala, Hawaii, in the month of December, on the 15th, 1839, and died at Kailua on the night of the 1st of January, 1912. Therefore, our beloved father had 72 years plus seventeen days of life in this world of strife, and then passed on.
He left behind his new wife (Mrs. Kaohe G. W. Lincoln), along with his children with his former wife, Mrs. Rebecca Bell, who previously left on that path taken alone (death); they grieve and lament for him for all times; and he also left behind many grandchildren. Therefore, with this short prayer, we end here, with grief and heavyheartedness for our beloved father who has gone.
We, his own children, who witnessed his last breath.
MR. JOHN G. LINCOLN,
MR. WILLIAM G. LINCOLN,
GEORGE K. LINCOLN,
Kailua, North Kona, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 1912.
[Other than the regular Vital Statistics Column, there were many, many personal announcements, like this one.]
(Kuokoa Home Rula, 2/2/1912, p. 2)