The Hawaiian Flag and James Auld and Capt. Alexander Adams…

It is interesting to note that newspaperman, James Auld, who was responsible for the Kuokoa 1/1/1862 color image of the Hawaiian Flag was the son of Andrew Auld, who arrived from Scotland in 1816. And that this Andrew Auld was apparently dear friends with none other than fellow Scot, Capt. Alexander Adams, who captained the Kaahumanu (formerly named Forrester) for Kamehameha I. Adams is traditionally credited for designing the the Hawaiian Flag.

[Andrew Auld and Alexander Adams lay side by side at Oahu Cemetery, their single gravestone reads: “Twa croanies frae the land of heather / Are sleepin’ here in death th’gether.”Two close friends from the land of heather (Scotland) are sleeping here in death together.

And James’ brother, William, who we spoke of earlier as the engraver of James’ wife’s (Uwinihepa’s) tombstone, was perhaps more importantly one of the four men sent to take the Anti-Annexation Petitions to Washington D. C. Oh! and William marries one of the daughters of Capt. Alexander Adams, Mary (9/21/1859). Both James and William seem to also go by the last name Andrew/Andrews.]

More on the death of Uwinihepa Auld. 1877.

[Found under “The News”]

We saw the stone carved by William Auld for the Grave of Mrs. Uwinihepa Auld, and it is admirable. Those imported are not better, and it was not more expensive. This Hawaiian is in Hawaii, and he is not far away if looked for.

[And once again, it astounds me what you can find online… William Auld [older brother of James Auld] apparently was very talented as seen by the tombstone still standing today.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 5/17/1877, p. 3)

Ua ike makou i ka pohaku...

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke III, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Mei 17, 1877.

James Auld’s wife, Uwinihepa dies. 1876.

Grief-Ridden Death.

With regret, grief, pain and sorrow, we announce the sad news whose heavy burden has fallen upon us to tell the relatives, intimates, friends, and the masses, about the passing and the going alone from the field of suffering of this life [hele kohana aku la ma kela paia o na inea o keia ola ana ?], on the morning of this past Tuesday, the 6th of June, at her home on the corner of Beritania Street and Queen Emma Street, of Mrs. Uwinihepa Auld; the wife and companion in the hot distant days, and the cold misty nights of this royal town, of our good friend stricken by grief, and a fellow Printer, and one who has shared in the toils of other endeavors, that being Mr. James Auld.

Mrs. U. Auld was born within the limits of this royal town on the 16th of November 1842 and she lived peacefully and comfortably, and she passed at 34 years and a few months. She left behind a husband with a heavy responsibility of three children, the offspring of their loins which she left behind, as well as many friends. Yesterday afternoon, there was a funeral procession where she was accompanied on a bier to where she was laid to rest as spoken of earlier [although it seems that they do not mention the graveyard], and “dust shalt return to dust.”—(Rest in Peace.)

[This is why i knew “Uwini” in the previous marriage announcement article was an abbreviation for “Uwinihepa”.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 6/8/1876, p. 3)

Make i Walohia.

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 24, Aoao 3. Iune 8, 1876.

James Auld gets married. 1862.

[Found under: “NEWS OF HAWAII NEI.”]

MARRIED.—On Saturday evening, the first day of this month, James Auld was married to Miss Uwini Taihuna, the youngest daughter of Taihuna and Wahinekapu. There were many friends who went to see the wedding. There was a party at their house that evening, on Nuuanu Avenue, after they were joined by the gentle tie of marriage. With those who were filled with joy are the warm thoughts and hopes that they will be blessed from the people who print this paper.

[See Kuokoa 9/3/1864, p. 4, for mele inoa composed for Harry W. Auld (Uwilakulani), the first child of Kimo (James) and Uwinihepa! The mele inoa are composed by Apela and Kaniwahie of Kawela, Molokai.—This was found searching the Bishop Museum’s Archives online search!!

Wow… Also found online: “Taihuna” is also known as “Wong Tai-hoon” or “Tyhune”. See: Three Chinese Stores in Early Honolulu, Wai-Jane Char (Hawaiian Journal of History, Volume 08, 1974.]

(Kuokoa, 3/8/1862, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 15, Aoao 2. Maraki 8, 1862.