Death announcement for William Hookano, 1920.

Obituaries

WILLIIAM HOOKANO

William Hookano, aged 52, who for over twenty years was on the police force in Lihue, died at his home Sunday afternoon, says Tuesday’s Garden Island, Lihue, Kauai. Continue reading

James Pauahi Alohikea and the alalaua, 1917.

J. P. ALOHIKEA MEETS HIS DEATH

In common with a good many other Hawaiians, J. P. Alohikea, the well known harness maker and upholsterer of Lihue, went down to the shore Thursday evening to fish for ala-lau’a.

An experienced fisherman he went to that point on the rocky coast between the outer and inner lighthouse known as Pukaulua, a famous fishing hole, and was sitting there on the edge of the same when an unusually large swell rolled in and swept him off the narrow ledge of rock and into the boiling cauldron.

Thence the receeding surge carried him into the open sea. In the process he was doubtless more or less bruised and mangled so that he was unable to help himself effectively. William Hookano, who was near by, heard his call and tried to reach him with a long fishing rod, but in the fierce surge the bamboo was broken to fragments, and Hookano was warned of the futility of throwing himself into the sea to save his friend.

In the darkness and roar of the surge the unfortunate man was soon lost.

(Garden Island, 9/11/1917, p. 1)

J. P. ALOHIKEA MEETS HIS DEATH

The Garden Island, Volume 13, Number 37, Page 1. September 11, 1917.