Kalani Laanui marries Charles Reeves, 1897.

Joined in the Company of Wedded People.

In the evening of this past Thursday, at Saint Andrews Church [luakini o Sana Anaru], joined by the Rev. J. Usebone was Miss Kalani Laanui and Charles Reeves, who is a haole that works at the Mutual Telephone Company [Hui Telepone Mutuala]. After the bond was tied, they went to place of Miss Luke Peabody [Lucy Pibode] at Kamanuwai, where a reception was held. A great majority of the people who came were those who know the bride.

(Makaainana, 5/24/1897, p. 1)

Komo i ka Poai Mare.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VII—-Ano Hou, Helu 21, Aoao 1. Mei 24, 1897.


Marriage of Maud Knudsen and Herbert Garstin, 1892.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

On the evening of the 5th of this December, in the Episcopalian Church [St. Andrew’s Cathedral] at Honolulu, joined in marriage by the Rev. A. Mackintosh were Mr. Herbert Garstin and Miss Maud Knudsen, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valdemar Knudsen of Kauai. The Alii, the Queen graced this marriage gathering, accompanied by the Governor and the Chamberlain, and a lady-in-waiting. On the next steamship to California, the couple will return to California, the place they wish to make their home, where they will spend their future days.

(Kuokoa, 12/10/1892, p. 3)

I ke ahiahi o ka la 5...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXI, Helu 50, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 10, 1892.

Pictures into the past, 1903.


The Anglican Church Saint Andrew’s [Sana Anaru] in the year 1873. Built in 1867.

Photograph by Williams.

[This is part of a series of pictures of old Honolulu that ran on the first page of the Kuokoa. From about 1900, pictures become an added feature of the papers. Paging through the papers, you never know what or who you will come across! (…even after the all of the pages become word searchable, until they find a way to indicate that there is an image of this or of that).

(Kuokoa, 3/6/1903, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLI, Helu 10, Aoao 1. Maraki 6, 1903.

Marriage announcement outside of the Vital Statistics Column, 1912.


Within the Anglican Church of St. Andrew’s, on this past Saturday evening, the youths, Miss Annabel Low and Albert Ruddle were joined together by the Rev. Leopold Kroll. The bride was donned with a white dress and a sheer veil, and atop her head was a lei of orange blossoms. She held a bouquet of flowers in her hand as seen in all marriage ceremonies, and she held a book of prayers in her hand. It was her father, Eben Low, who gave her into the care of her new parent, her husband. Misses Glorinda and Laura Low were the bride’s maids, and they held in their hands, bouquets of lavender roses. The best man was Mr. Kinegal, and the gentlemen in charge of hospitality were Stillman and Percy Deverill.

Miss Annabel Low who married Ruddle is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Low of this town. She was a student who graduated from the College of Kapunahou [Punahou] three years ago, and after some time in the teachers’ school, she was appointed as a teacher at a school on Hawaii Island, where she first met this man whom she wed, Mr. Ruddle, who is employed in a high position at the volcano. They will be returning to the Kanilehua of Hilo on Wednesday’s Mauna Kea where they will make their permanent home from here forth.

(Kuokoa, 7/12/1912, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 28, Aoao 6. Iulai 12, 1912.

Look back at the 1867 laying of the cornerstone of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 1906.

This is the first laying of the cornerstone of the Anglican Church of Honolulu, on March 5, 1867. Standing near the cornerstone is King Kamehameha V, and behind him are the priests of the Anglican Church. And behind those two are the attendants of the King and his Cabinet of Ministers, and to the right side of the cornerstone is the British Consul Wodehouse and his wife.

(Kuokoa, 11/30/1906, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 48, Aoao 2. Novemaba 30, 1906.

More coverage on Liliuokalani’s baptism into Anglican Faith.

The Queen was baptized and there was a laying on of hands that morning by the Head Bishop of Honolulu, in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, during a special prayer service held at 6:30. Through this, she became a brethren of that Church. The baptismal font was bedecked with flowers and greenery.

(Makaainana, 5/18/1896, p. 8)

Ua bapetizoia a kaulimaia ke Aliiaimoku...

Ka Makaainana, Buke V—-Ano Hou, Helu 20, Aoao 8. Mei 18, 1896.

Liliuokalani and the Anglican Church, 1896.

Liliuokalani Becomes a Member of the Anglican Church.

At 6 o’clock or so on this Monday, Liliuokalani was baptized and there was a laying on of hands (Kopirimatio) by Bishop Willis, in St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The font was festooned with flowers of all sorts.

[We found this small mention about Liliuokalani’s baptism because of response by Corrine Chun Fujimoto on yesterday’s post about the Anglican Church in Hawaii!

Also, can help me with the word that “Kopirimatio” comes from?]

(Kuokoa, 5/22/1896, p. 2)

Lilo o Liliuokalani i Hoahanau no ka Ekalesia Katolika Enelani.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 21, Aoao 2. Mei 22, 1896.