Martha Hatchie passes on, 1920.



Mr. Sol. Hanohano, Aloha oe: please welcome in some empty room in our messenger for this sad parcel that is placed above so that the family sees in all parts of this archipelago.

My beloved wife was born from the loins of Mrs. Lono Kahikina and Mr. William Kapeamu, in the year 1890, in the month of March, on the 15th day, therefore, my wife was 29 years and 10 months and 27 days old.

We were joined in marriage by the Father Abraham Fernandez in the year 1907, on May 15th, and we lived in aloha for 12 full years, 11 months, and 19 days.

My beloved wife left me and our five beloved lei for me, her husband to singly care for. Auwe, how painful to think of my wife when looking at the children!

We lived together for 12 years with love for each other. Auwe, my endless regret for my loving wife, the adult of our home, the one young Hawaiian woman who knew thrift; she was a welcoming woman, and a woman who loved her family, the children, and me, her husband.

My wife was always devout in the home, she had faith in the almighty God of the heavens, she was a respectable woman, and she was thrifty. Auwe, my endless sorrow for my beloved wife, Mrs. Martha Hatchie.

She was educated at the school of the nuns [?? St. Andrew’s Priory]; and above all, I, her companion, her husband, give my boundless thanks to all the family, companions, and friends who came and shared in our time of grief and sadness.

Please take my endless appreciation for the gifts of flowers that you strew upon my beloved, my wife, and blessed be the almighty god in the highest heavens. It is He who giveth and He who taketh away, the one in whom we trust; of Him is eternal life and death; amen.

Me, in sadness, her loving husband.


(Kuokoa, 1/23/1920, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 4, Aoao 2. Ianuari 23, 1920.


Christmas at Iolani Palace, 1920.


The trees were bright with electric lights and the minds of the children were amazed, filled with wonder; the singing of Christmas joy and the skits were beautiful as the Christmas tree of the City of Honolulu was lit on the grounds of the capital this past Sunday; and there were thousands of people gathered while the event was held, while they sang along to Christmas carols being sung by choral groups.

The boys of the Kamehameha Schools led the singing along with the girls of the St. Andrews Priory School. Some of the songs sung that night were “Holy Light,” “O, The Little Town of Bethlehem,” a many other beautiful songs were sung. The crowd joined in the singing of the songs they knew, and when they did not know the words, they were silent.

The activities that night were wonderful because of the peace and because the queen of the night shone down her light, being this was a bright moonlit night, with a clear sky an no clouds.

There were skits performed as well, and in these performances to be seen, the crowd could watch the birth of the Lord, the angels blowing their trumpets, the following of the shepherds and the three magi to where the child lay, and their giving of gifts when they saw the child in the manger.

The audience was very appreciative of those who put on the joyous festivities that night, from the singing and so forth to the decorating of the trees with lights.

The words of the songs sung were projected onto a section of cloth so that everyone who could see could read it while the songs were being sung. The singing and the skits that were prepared for that night were wonderful.

(Kuokoa, 12/31/1920, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 53, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 31, 1920.