John K. Kaaeae passes away, 1912.

JOHN K. KAAEAE PASSED AWAY.

My dear Kuokoa, Aloha oe:—Please announce to the public of the passing from this life of my dear younger brother, John K. Kaaeae, on the 31st of this past month, January.

He died of tuberculosis, at his sister’s place, and glided off alone on that path of no return, auwe! aloha to our younger sibling who left us.

He was educated at the Chiefs’ Children’s School at Kahehuna, and was employed at the post office in Honolulu; and it was his illness which took him away from his work and family for all times.

His place of birth was Haukoi, Hamakua, and he came forth from the loins of his parents, T. K. Kaaeae and Nawahinelua, on the 13th of March, 1873. He survived by a wife and three sisters, who are in grief and mourning for him.

With sincerity,

Jason Matoon.

[The Vital Statistics columns are not the only place where information about deaths (and births and marriages) appear. There are often entire articles or letters to the editor announcing a single death, birth, or marriage, with greater detail than what usually appears in the vital statistics column!]

(Kuokoa, 2/16/1912, p. 8)

O JOHN K. KAAEAE UA HALA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 7, Aoao 8. Feberuari 16, 1912.