William A. Kiha’s English school, 1868.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Examinations for the English School of Kaumakapili.—On the first Friday of the coming month of April, that being the 3rd, the independent English school of Kaumakapili will hold its examinations [hoike] in the church. Continue reading

More on the death of William A. Kiha, 1899.

HE HAS GONE.

Halawa, Molokai, Aug. 16—At the hour of 2 a.m. of the past 10th, W. A. Kiha died at 63 years old. He was born at Kawaihae Uka, on the 2nd of Feb. 1836 from the loins of Kaipokane (f) and Kauhiokalani; Continue reading

Death of William A. Kiha, 1899.

W. A. KIHA—GONE ON THE ROAD OF NO RETURN.

We received news from Maui, reporting that William A. Kiha, one of the educated Hawaiians of the Archipelago, has left this life on a day last week.

Most of the old time Honolulu people as well as some young ones will not forget about WIlliam A. Kiha, teacher of the Independent School of English at the church of Kaumakapili. It was at that school that he served as teacher along with his brother Enoka Kalauao. There are many who became proficient at English being taught by William A. Kiha. The current editor of this newspaper [Joseph M. Poepoe] sought knowledge of English under him, at the school of Kaumakapili, for short periods of time. Continue reading

A mele composed by William A. Kiha for La Kuokoa, 1876.

HE HIMENI NO KA LA KUOKOA.

[This is a song that will be sung by the school children at the church of Kaumakapili on that day that our Independence was recognized.]

La hauoli keia no kakou a pau,
La Kuokoa—e
Kou Hae nani e Hawaii Ponoi,
E mau aku kou welo ana i na kau a pau loa.

Cho.—Hae nani, Hae nani o Hawaii nei,
E mau aku kou welo ana.
Ma na la nui, la Kuokoa,
Huro no ka Hae Hawaii. Continue reading

Joseph Nawahi, born on this day in 1842, was not only a patritot, but a beautiful singer to boot, 1875.

Relating to Kaumakapili Church.

In the announcement of the sweet-voiced Oo birds of Maemae, Mrs. Emma Dillingham [Ema Dilinahama] and Miss Nelly Judd [Nele Judd], those who love music (both English and Hawaiian) as well as those who love helping and donating to the troubled kingdom of the Lord in some way. There will be held a Grand Concert at Kaumakapili on the night of the 23rd of this month, for the difficulties of Kaumakapili Church. There are four chosen by the Leadership of Kaumakapili as a committee to prepare mele to excite the heart and to whet the appetite. Mr. Kiha, the leader of the Kaumakapili Choir is one of them, and the son of the Kanilehua rain, the sweet-voiced bird of Haili (Joseph Kahooluhi) is another, who will only be singing solos; those singing were chosen carefully from amongst the beautiful-voiced Oo birds of Kaupea. His songs will be mixed in amongst theirs, “So that the hala will be sectioned in with the lehua; wonderful is Hilo, Hilo Hanakahi.”

[We all know that Joseph Kahooluhi Nawahiokalaniopuu was one of the great patriots of all times, and we even know about his fine painting skills, but did you know that he composed mele and that he had a sweet singing voice? The newspapers are like treasure boxes filled with all sorts of pearls.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 12/16/1875, p. 2)

No ka Ekalesia o Kaumakapili.

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 51, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 16, 1875.