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Sarai Hiwauli was born in Kahaluu, Koolaupoko, after the great plague here on Oahu during the time of Kamehameha I, and she was taken to Hilo, Hawaii to be raised, along with her parents and her kupuna; from Hopuola and Kalimahauna came Hiwauli, from Kahili and Napolo came Hopuola, from Kahiko and Kuanuuanu came Kahili, from Keaweikekino and Iliholo came Kahiko, from Hoou and Kamaiki came Keaweikekino, from Mahiopupelea and Kapaiki came Hoau, from Kanaloauoo and Kapulaiolaa came Kapaihi, from Kahoanokapuokuihewa and Kapahimaiakea came Kapuleiolaa, from Loheakauakeiki and Kalaniheliikauhilonohonua came Kahoanokapuokuihewa, from Kauhealuikawaokalani and LonowahineikahaleIkiopapa came Kalaniheliikauhilonohonua, from Kaholipioku and Moihala came LonowahineikahaleIkiopapa, from Lonoapii and Piilaniwahine came Moihala, and so on. Continue reading →
At Nawiliwili, Kauai, on the 29th of this past August, Sarai Hiwauli, the wife of Ioane Ii, of Honolulu nei. She was travelling with the Alii who were circuiting the land, and she got paralysis and died. She was returned by the ship the Maria in the morning of the 3rd of Sept. when the ship docked. And it will carry the King and the chiefs from Kauai to Hilo. Mr. Ii is at Hilo judging, and he was told to return.
Sarai Hiwauli was a loving, benevolent, and respectable woman. She was highly regarded by all for her righteousness and her piety. She will be mourned from Hawaii to Niihau by her fellow church members and mostly her people. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”
[The Hoku Loa was a page of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser from 7/2/1856 to 9/18/1856, and was a precursor to the Hawaiian-Language Newspaper, Kuokoa.]
(Hoku Loa o Hawaii, 9/11/1856 [Pacific Commercial Advertiser 9/11/1856, p. 4])
The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume I, Number 11, Page 4. September 11, 1856.